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Welcome to the Overview of Foreign Animal, USDA Program, and Reportable Diseases module. As an accredited veterinarian, awareness and understanding of these diseases is important to the health and well-being of animals and the public.

Upon completion, you will be able to

  • Define foreign animal, USDA Program and reportable diseases;
  • Describe the safeguards that help prevent FADs from entering the U.S.;
  • Outline the steps in a foreign animal disease investigation;
  • List the USDA programs for controlling or eradicating diseases in various species of livestock and poultry;
  • Recognize the additional training opportunities available to accredited veterinarians;
  • Report foreign animal and reportable diseases; and
  • Locate additional resources and learning opportunities.

Completion of this module is expected to take 60 minutes, but will vary with your familiarity of the topics presented.