Geni Wren Make sure to register for a free Webinar discussion on E. coli on Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. Central time. The Webinar, "E. coli Updates: Current perspectives on cattle, produce, and human health," will cover the latest discoveries in E. coli research in relation to cattle, produce, and human illness.
“We continue to see headlines about E. coli – both O157:H7 and the other shiga-toxin producing E. colis,” says Dale Moore, DVM, PhD, Washington State University. “We are very timely with our information.”
Moore notes that because of the recent link between E. coli to the North Carolina state fair and livestock, and the fact that beef gets a bad name because of this bug, bovine veterinarians will find themselves the point of contact for questions about this issue.
“This Webinar will cover not only the beef side but also what’s current about human illness, what has been going on with produce and the controversial and not-so controversial pre-harvest and at-harvest control measures,” Moore explains.
Attendees of this free webinar will be able to hear new information about STEC E colis, ask questions of the speakers through the chat box, and veterinarians can receive a certificate for three hours of continuing education.
The agenda is as follows:
- Introductions – Dr. Dale Moore
- Current perspectives on E. coli and human health – Dr. Phil Tarr
- What's up with STECs and produce contamination? Other sources? – Dr. Jeff LeJeune
- The role of cattle in the epidemiology of E coli O157:H7 - Dr.Tom Besser
- Does what we feed cattle have an effect on O157 shedding? - Dr. David Smith
- Is vaccination of cattle the answer? What's the evidence? – Dr. David Smith
- Panel Discussion - Point-Counterpoint: What is an adulterant? Non O157 STECs.