HPAI Updates for Zoo and Wildlife Professionals Webinar (Recording)

This webinar was presented 4/14/23

This webinar provides the greater zoo and captive wildlife communities with important information and updates regarding the ongoing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Outbreak.

Attendees will hear presentations on the current situation and response, species susceptibility and impacts to captive wildlife, strategies for protecting collections, and considerations for adapting to a “new normal” where the virus is more persistent within wild bird populations. Speakers include subject matter experts from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), zoo and wildlife veterinarians, and more.

There was a Q&A following presentations, and the audience was given opportunities to pre-submit questions during registration in addition to submitting live throughout the webinar.

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  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Updates – Mary Donahue, DVM VMO, Poultry Health USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
  • HPAI in Captive Wild Birds and Mammals – Kevin Dennison, DVM – Emergency Program Manager, USDA APHIS Animal Care Advisory Team for Environment, Food and Health (Radiological)
  • 2022-23 USA HPAI Outbreak State Perspective/Considerations – Michael P. Martin, DVM, MPVM, ACPV – State Veterinarian, Veterinary Division Director N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Experiences from the Front Line: 2022 HPAI Outbreak – Dana Franzen-Klein, DVM – Medical Director, The Raptor Center
  • Preparation and Response to HPAI at a Zoological Institution: Veterinary Management and Perspectives – Jimmy Johnson, DVM MS, CertAqV, DACZM – Head Veterinarian, Denver Zoological Foundation
  • HPAI in Wild Birds/Wildlife – Julianna Lenoch, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM – National Wildlife Disease Program Coordinator, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
  • Amanda Guthrie, DVM, Dipl. ACZM and Dipl. ECZM (ZHM) MRCVS – Senior Veterinary Officer, Zoological Society of London