Awareness and management level courses for all hazards preparedness and planning for animal and agricultural disasters were held in Santa Rosa, February 2 and 3. Much of the discussion and training was built around the most recent devastating fires.
WIFSS video series raises awareness about the facts around antibiotic resistance and describes how to implement sustainable livestock medication practices.
Inside every fresh egg, every glass of milk, and every head of lettuce is a network of research, ideas, and hard work. Veterinary Medicine Extension at UC Davis is part of that network, linking basic and applied scientific research with people and communities in California.
A FARAD workshop held in September helped launch future working relationships between the School of Veterinary Medicine, WIFSS, and NAU, to increase educational and research collaborations related to One Health in food safety and food supply drug residue avoidance.
A FMD Dairy Field Day held in Tulare, CA, helped raise awareness of actions that producers and processors can take before and during a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak.
WIFSS is improving food safety from soil to table through its One Health for Food Safety conferences by the threefold mission of raising awareness, encouraging team building, and bringing about change through calls to action.
WIFSS team members take part in the ongoing effort in the development of curriculum that will train food protection professionals to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
More than 25 first responders were present for the one-day combined AWR 151 and 154 crash course in Fellsmere, FL, conducting tabletop exercises to protect our food supply.
Concerns over the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria have led to heightened interest in issues related to antibiotic use in animal agriculture. Assuring a safe animal-based protein supply for domestic and international markets in China was a chief topic of discussion at the Annual Symposium on One Health and Food Safety.
With the passage of Senate Bill 27, California becomes the first state in the nation to link veterinary oversight to all use of medically important antibiotics in livestock and poultry.