HPAI Updates for Zoo & Wildlife Professionals (Webinar Recording)

This session was held on March 17th, 2022.

This 90 minute webinar provided the zoological/wildlife community with important information and updates regarding the ongoing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak.

Subject matter experts from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the zoological community joined the session to provide an overview of the outbreak, USDA’s response, potential impacts on zoological facilities, and strategies for protecting avian collections.

Audience members had the opportunity to submit questions ahead of the session and during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Session Agenda:

  1. HPAI Overview & USDA Response Update
  2. Biosecurity Overview & Role of USDA Animal Care
  3. Considerations for Zoo & Wildlife Facilities
  4. Wild Bird Contact Mitigation
  5. Q&A Session moderated by Ashley Zielinski

Presenters and Panelists:

  • Chrislyn Wood, DVM, MPH – Veterinary Medical Office (VMO)/Poultry Specialist, USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services
  • Kevin Dennison, DVM – Director of Emergency Management, Safety, and Occupational Health (acting), USDA-APHIS
  • Trevor T. Zachariah, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM – Director of Veterinary Programs, Brevard Zoo
  • James Ballance – Senior Curator of Birds, Herpetology and Ambassador Animals, Zoo Atlanta
  • Victoria Hall, DVM, MS, DACVPM – Executive Director, The Raptor Center
  • Dennis Kohler, PhD – Wildlife Disease Biologist, USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services
  • Melissa Yates, BVM&S, MRCVS – Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO)/Poultry Specialist, USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services

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