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1 CE Hr, Understanding Infectious Disease in Herds is a Course

1 CE Hr, Understanding Infectious Disease in Herds

Self-paced
1 CEU

$45 Enroll

Full course description

This course will introduce using the SIR triangle to understand infectious disease. The SIR triangle is a framework used to assess factors that determine if animals are susceptible, infected, or resistant within herds.

This is a self-paced course. You may start and finish the course at any time. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be granted one hour of continuing education (CE). College of Veterinary Medicine is an authorized CE provider, and our courses are equivalent to RACE approved. This course is expected to take one hour to complete.

This course is 100% online. All the lectures and assessments are on-demand to meet your busy schedule.

1 hour of CE!


What You'll Learn

  • Recognize factors that influence infectious disease transmission within and between livestock production systems

Course Topics

  • The SIR (susceptible, infected, and resistant) framework
  • Using the SIR framework to understand infectious disease
  • Factors that determine if animals are susceptible, infected, or resistant within herds
  • Population resistance and susceptibility
  • Factors that influence the contact between infected and susceptible animals within herds
  • Implications of thermoneutrality on pathogen transmission
  • Measuring pathogen and disease transmission within herds
  • The epidemic curve