Public Health and Environment
Tri-County Health Department
City of Aurora Animal Services Division

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Conference presentations include the Colorado Zoonotic Disease update,
introductions to Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya viruses as well as Chagas disease,
an overview of Bovine Brucellosis in the U.S. and human Brucellosis infections
related to raw milk consumption, animal importation and zoonotic disease risks
affecting shelters and rescues, a look at a recent canine leptospirosis outbreak, and
the impact of the zoonotic parasite, Onchocerca lupi, on One Health.

Continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians will be offered.
5.5 hours of CE will be requested.

8:30-8:35 Introduction and Welcome

8:35-8:55 The Big Picture: One Health Overview
Don Beckett, DVM, MPH
Assistant Director, District 6 Colorado, Veterinary Services
USDA; APHIS; Veterinary Services; Surveillance Preparedness and Response Services

8:55-9:25 An Introduction to Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya Viruses
Natalie Marzec, MD, MPH
Zoonoses Epidemiologist
Communicable Disease Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

9:24-9:55 Mosquito Control Best Management Practices
Janet McAllister, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:55-10:30 Kissing Bugs, Woodrats, and Chagas Disease
Tracy Woodall, DVM, MPH
Medical Entomologist and Zoonoses Epidemiologist
Communicable Disease Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Tom Orr
Regional Epidemiologist
Mesa County Health Department

10:30-10:45 Break

10:50-11:15 An Overview of Bovine Brucellosis in the United States
Sara C Ahola, MA, DVM
Senior Staff Veterinarian
United States Department of Agriculture

11:15-11:35 Persistence of Brucella suis
Tom Gidlewski, VMD, MS
Program Manager of the National Wildlife Disease Program
USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center

11:35-12:00 Raw consequences: Human brucellosis infection following raw milk consumption
Melissa Cleavinger, DVM
Veterinary Medical Officer
USDA; APHIS; Veterinary Services; Surveillance Preparedness and Response Services

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:25 Domestic Animal Importation by Shelters and Rescues in Colorado
Nick Fisher
PACFA Program Administrator
Colorado Department of Agriculture, Pet Animal Care Facilities Act

1:25-1:55 Disease Risk from Animal Importation
Alex Turner, DVM
Traceability Veterinarian
State Veterinarian’s Office, Colorado Department of Agriculture

1:55-2:25 Leptospirosis Outbreak in Dogs, Maricopa County, Arizona; 2016-2017
Craig Levy
Epizoologist
Maricopa County Department of Public Health

2:25-2:45 Break

2:45-3:10 Lean Collaboration Greenwood Wildlife and Boulder County Public Health
Lea Peshock
Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator, Animal Care Supervisor
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

3:10-3:35 Exploring the One Health Impact of Onchocerca lupi
Haley Yaglom, MS, MPH
Senior Vector-borne & Zoonotic Disease Epidemiologist
Arizona Department of Health Services

3:35-4:00 Surveillance for Baylisascaris procyonis in Wyoming
Michael Pipas
Wildlife Disease Biologist
USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services

4:00-4:30 Updates on Zoonoses in Colorado
Jennifer House, DVM, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian
Communicable Disease Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

12 Apr 2018
8:30am - 4:30am MDT

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