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Foreign Animal Disease Training Course

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Registration / Schedule / Venue / Parking / Air Travel / Cost / Participant Comments

collage of animal pictures Foreign Animal Disease Training Course
July 23 - 27, 2012
Fort Collins, Colorado

The 8th annual 5-day training course on foreign animal diseases is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Industry and the Animal Population Health Institute of Colorado State University.

Veterinarians within the United States who desire a global perspective of animal disease and current information on important foreign animal diseases that could severely impact the livestock, equine, and poultry industries are invited to attend this course.

Course participants are eligible for up to 32 hours of continuing education credit.

A number of agencies including the Departments of Agriculture in Colorado and selected western states (WY, UT, ID) are sponsoring individuals to attend the training.

A limited number of seats are available for those individuals who wish to attend and are not sponsored by an external agency. A $450 registration fee is charged. Please contact Dr. Barbara McCarthy or Dr. Dave Van Metre regarding seat availability.

A block of rooms is available at the course hotel - The Hilton Hotel Fort Collins.


All participants must complete the on-line registration form and submit it to the course organizers at Colorado State University.

  • Complete: Registration Form
  • The registration fee of $450 is payable by check at the start of the first day of the training.
  • Please make checks payable to Colorado State University

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Check in for registered participants begins at 7:30 AM on Monday, July 23, 2012. The course will begin promptly at 8:15 AM.

Lunch and light refreshments during course breaks are provided.

Venue: Pathology Building on the Colorado State University Main Campus

The Pathology Building is located at 200 West Lake Street. Signs inside the facility will direct you to the meeting room, Room 101.


Parking near the Pathology building is available free of charge in the "Z" lot #575 on Lake Street between College Avenue & the railroad tracks.

If you wish to park in the Lake & Center Parking Garage, you MUST park in a metered space and feed the meter. Do NOT park in the "A" or "Z" areas within the garage; an expensive parking ticket may appear on your windshield.

Please note: Parking within the Parking Garage is enforced year-round, 24-hours per day, 7-days per week.

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Air Travel

If you are using air transportation, the recommended airport is Denver International Airport (DIA). The course ends at approximately 12 PM on Friday, July 27. We suggest you allow 1.5 hours of travel time to reach the the airport from Fort Collins.

Fort Collins is served by two airport shuttles:

Reservations are required. Please see the appropriate web site for additional information, reservations, and directions.


Cost to the participant is dependent on the arrangement with the sponsoring agency. General expenses include:

  • Registration fee ($450)
  • All travel expenses to/from Fort Collins
  • Meals
    NOTE: a light lunch is provided during the course and is not a cost to the registered participant
  • Lodging - a block of rooms is available at the course hotel, the Hilton Hotel Fort Collins.
    (daily breakfast vouchers included with room cost)
  • All personal hotel charges

Past Participant Comments

Past course participants voluntarily evaluated the week-long training course. Results concerning topic relevance, instruction, course materials, and overall course value indicate that participants believed the course was a highly worthwhile experience taught by qualified, interesting individuals. Selected participant comments included:

  • Great course! Great opportunity to meet vets around the state, and at higher levels of government.
  • Great course that needs to continue.
  • I am fortunate to have been given this opportunity. It was excellent Thank you!!
  • Overall great course! Greatly enjoyed and benefitted from the instruction.
  • Excellent course, very well organized. Enjoyed it!
  • I would recommend this course to all food animal veterinarians.
  • Lab time was very useful and practical.
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