Are you looking for a new way to learn more and/or refresh your knowledge about foreign animal diseases and emergency response? By taking the web-based course Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals, used at all U.S. veterinary colleges, you can now earn 18 non-interactive, continuing education hours.

Registration is now open for the Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) web-based course. The course will run from June 15 -July 31, 2014. This course is fully on-line and moderated by Dr. Jesse Hostetter, a board certified pathologist at Iowa State University.

The EEDA course is used at all United States veterinary schools and is now being offered to veterinarians/veterinary technicians; industry and government employees; and anyone interested in high consequence animal diseases and the response to them. Users consistently give the course high ratings.

"Professionals who take this course will gain a better understanding of clinical presentation, diagnosis, and response to significant foreign animal diseases, and the role individuals can play in response to them," said Dr. Jesse Hostetter, course moderator, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University.

This course is subsidized with support from the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. This $450 course is offered at the reduced price of $150 which includes the companion textbook. To find out more and register, visit

The Center for Food Security and Public Health is a RACE approved provider. This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 18 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call CFSPH at 515-294-7189 for further information.