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Wednesday, January 27 • 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Wild and Domestic Interactions From The State Veterinarian Perspective

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AUTHORS: James Averill*, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

ABSTRACT: The world population is estimated to reach 9 billion by 2050. Such a growing population places various demands on our limited space on earth, which not only impacts earth’s ecosystem, but also the health of the various species in the system (e.g., domestic animals, wildlife, and humans). Currently there are 86 avian, ruminant, swine, and lagomorph diseases that are OIE- reportable. Among these, 53 are present in the United States and 79 percent have a potential wildlife component. Of the 42 diseases with a wildlife component, 50 percent are zoonotic. In 2015, the United States experienced the largest animal health disease outbreak in history, caused by highly pathogenic avian influenza. Over 230 domestic poultry operations were impacted and 21 states had cases of the disease in wildlife and/or domestic species. This presentation will explore how avian influenza was impacted by the interactions between wildlife and domestic animals. Bovine tuberculosis will also be touched upon. In addition, how policy decisions should be made and what the future holds for us will be explored.

Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:20pm - 2:40pm EST