VCM 561: Designing Biosecurity Systems

VCM 561: Designing Biosecurity Systems

4 credit hours | Fall (1st 8 weeks)

Be your own livestock biosecurity consultant! 

Through live, interactive sessions, Dr. Jim Lowe will lead you through his biosecurity workbook written to teach you how to successfully conduct an assessment of a site's current biosecurity risk and develop an action plan. Course content will focus on the importance and impact of taking a systems-based approach to biosecurity systems that increase your profitability. During the live sessions, you will have the opportunity to discuss and get personalized feedback on your systems design.

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Course Goals

Finish the course with a biosecurity protocol you can implement at your work place today and make an impact.  

What You'll Learn

  • Apply design principles for effective biosecurity to a livestock production site
  • Develop mitigation strategies that can be implemented easily, effectively, and continuously
  • Create a comprehensive biosecurity protocol for a single livestock production site. 



Instructor led

You will be given access to the course material each week. Lives sessions will be scheduled based on time zones of participants. All live sessions will be recorded and shared with you.

This course is an approved elective for the Master of Veterinary Science Degree.

Class Instructor
DVM, MS, DABVP (Food Animal)
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