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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 should 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
  • 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.