Animal Health Stakeholder Webinar Series

From Oct. 20 to Nov 15, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Division of Animal Systems, in conjunction with the Agricultural Research Services’ (ARS) Animal Health program will host a series of webinar events to identify, discuss, and prioritize the most pressing animal health research needs of our stakeholders. 

Each webinar will focus on a different animal industry or cross-cutting topics listed below:

  • Aquaculture
  • Goats
  • Specialty Farm Species
  • Beef
  • Poultry-Layers/Breeders
  • Swine
  • Dairy
  • Poultry-Broiler/Meat
  • Cross-cutting: Animal Wellbeing
  • Equine
  • Sheep
  • Cross-cutting: Microbiome

To register visit the Animal Health Stakeholder Webinar Series web page. Click on the topic or webinar you wish to participate. Space is limited, so we encourage group viewing thereby affording greater participation without exceeding telephone lines and internet connectivity limits.

To make efficient use of the webinar time we ask that, by Sept. 30, you email us your perspective on what the top 5 animal health issues are for the topic. This will help focus the conversation for the rest of the webinar where we will talk in depth about each topic. Send your pre-webinar input to animal.health@nifa.usda.gov and place the webinar title (as written above) in the subject line. Only the first 500 characters will be reviewed. Anything longer than 500 characters or later than Sept. 30 may not be incorporated into the webinar discussion, but will be reviewed and incorporated in the final report.

Topics addressed at the last USDA animal health stakeholder workshop (in 2010) and the top diseases of interest for commodity groups based on the 2015 ARS Survey can be found on our website. This historical information is provided to help stimulate thoughts.

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