Brigadier General John Poppe, the highest ranking military officer with a veterinary degree, will be visiting CSU on Thursday, Feb 12! He will be providing a “One Health in Operation” seminar starting at 11am in Room 101 at the CSU Diagnostic Medical Center (Map of DMC). Please come join us! Pizza will be served after the lecture, and if you plan to attend, please RSVP HERE!
Researchers at ILRI have identified areas where One Health can create a tangible difference, even providing associated financial gains for our investments in collaboration!
The literature reviewed suggests that every dollar invested in One Health would yield five dollars worth of benefits. Therefore, increased investment in One Health on a large scale has the potential to transform the management of emerging and neglected zoonotic diseases and save the lives of millions of people and animals.
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We will be having a dinner lecture and “Backyard Flock Talk” the evening of Thursday, April 17th starting at 5:30pm. Sarah Millonig, Dr. Kyran Cadmus, and Dr. Kristy Pabilonia will be sharing all of their wisdom and knowledge about poultry health and husbandry as well as the one health implications of the increasing number of backyard flocks. Whether you own your own chickens, have neighbors that do, or are wondering which came first…the chicken or the egg, this is the event for you! In all seriousness, this is a stellar line-up of experts and they will be providing a lot of great information, so bring your questions!
Further details below.
Sarah Millonig will talk about the Colorado Avian Disease Surveillance Program and the National Poultry Improvement Plan. Afterwards, Dr. Cadmus will discuss some current ongoing research as described below….
Salmonella in Feed Stores Study – Dr. Kyran Cadmus
Salmonella outbreaks traced to contact with baby poultry purchased at agricultural feed stores or directly from mail-order hatcheries occur yearly in the United States. This study assessed prevalence of Salmonella in young poultry enclosures at feed stores in Colorado. Surveys characterized chick sourcing information, housing and cleaning habits, and whether stores displayed Salmonella educational information to customers. Over half (63%) of stores had one or more Salmonella positive samples. Thirteen serotypes were detected. Serotype Typhimurium (14%) was most commonly isolated, followed by serotype Senftenberg (8%). Multiple serotypes were isolated from 23% of stores. Chicks were sourced from 10 different hatcheries, with 43% using more than one hatchery. Most (90%) stores cleaned cages at least every 3 days. Salmonella educational material was posted by 50% of stores. Salmonella is very common in feed store poultry and store practices may contribute to dissemination to poultry cage surfaces.
One Health – Salmonella Prevelance in Small-Scale Egg Production Flocks
While recent outbreaks and research projects conducted here at Colorado State University have demonstrated a high prevalence of Salmonella in baby poultry at hatcheries and feed stores, the persistence of Salmonella in backyard poultry flocks and zoonotic transmission of the organism to flocks owners are poorly understood.
Small egg production flocks have varying biosecurity, flock health monitoring and disease prevention systems. As these types of flocks expand in numbers and geographical distribution, improved understanding of Salmonella prevalence and risk factors will assist with the design of prevention and control programs for this sector of the layer industry and will benefit the US commercial poultry industry as a whole. Focused Salmonella reduction interventions and educational programs for small producers could have significant impacts on public health and food safety.
The goal of this project is to elucidate the prevalence of and risk factors for Salmonella enterica in the growing small egg production flock sector, including small-scale semi-commercial egg production flocks and backyard laying flocks, in order to appropriately target interventions and educational efforts in these populations to reduce the public health burden of Salmonella and further increase the food safety of eggs originating from these sources.
Roger Breeze is the President of the Centaur Science Group in Washington, DC. Centaur Science is a science consulting company specializing in countermeasures against highly dangerous infections of humans, animals, and plants, some of which are potential biological weapons and others are naturally occurring disease threats in the U.S. and overseas. He currently advises the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on ways to reduce the biological weapons threat in the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Breeze was formerly Associate Administrator for Special Research Programs at the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. In 1998, he was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, which recognizes the most significant accomplishments among the 7,000 federal senior executives and is the highest management performance award in the federal government.
From 1987 to 1995, he was Director of the USDA Agricultural Research Service Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York. He has also served as Chairman of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and as Deputy Director, Washington Technology Center, at the University of Washington.
Dr. Breeze received a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and his PhD in Veterinary Pathology from the University of Glasgow. He is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.Dr. Roger Breeze is President, Centaur Science Group in Washington – a science consulting company specializing in countermeasures against emerging pathogens of humans, animals, and plants. He was previously Associate Administrator for Special Research Programs at the USDA and Director of Plum Island Animal Disease Center. He is recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award.
Join us for dinner on Monday, October 7th as we hear from Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, one of the leading conservationists and scientists working to save the critically endangered mountain gorillas of East Africa! You can read more about this exciting speaker at http://exploregreen.com/gkalema.html.
The meeting will be held Oct. 7th, Monday, 6pm in Behavioral Science Room 131 on CSU campus.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to attend the International Colloquium on Global One Health at Colorado State University! Sessions will be held October 1-3, 2013 in Lory Student Center and are open and free to the public!
Hosted by the Office of International Programs, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Vice President for Research at CSU, the Colloquium will provide students, faculty, staff and the public with the opportunity to learn more about Global One Health and the important issues surrounding the interconnectivity of human, animal and environmental health. Topics ranging from depleting resources and emerging health threats, to finding solutions and optimizing health.
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