Ruminant Health & Nutrition

Managing novel disease introduction and biosecurity practices to protect herd health

April 18, 2024

Recently a strain of Avian Influenza has been identified in a novel species – dairy cattle. While Influenza viruses possess the ability to leap from one species to another, cattle have not commonly been on the receiving end of this process.

Join Novonesis veterinarians Kay Russo, DVM, MAHM, DACPV and Keith Kinsley, DVM for this webinar: “Managing novel disease introduction and biosecurity practices to protect herd health”.

This session is designed to educate and inform anyone involved with livestock production on the challenges of identifying infections in a novel species or novel geography as well as practical applications of herd health protection practices that should help you to critically evaluate points of risk for acquiring such an infection in the herds, lots, flows, or flocks you deal with.

What You'll Discover:

  • The clinical signs associated with the transmission of a strain of Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza to dairy cattle.
  • Why was the pathogen suspected, and how it was ultimately identified in dairy cattle.
  • Simple procedures to begin taking steps to protect your herd’s health from a similar novel disease introduction.
  • Potential ramifications of this finding and why it is important to protect herd health by practicing good biosecurity.

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This webinar will be useful to anyone associated with livestock feeding or production (producers, nutritionists, veterinarians, and caretakers) and those in the general public interested in livestock production.