Kansas: Poster available for animal health professionals, farmers and ranchers

Release Date: 11/14/2014

For Immediate Release
Beth Gaines (Riffel)
785) 207-4966, MEDIA@kda.ks.gov
Kansas: Poster available for animal health professionals, farmers and ranchers

Manhattan, KS, November 14, 2014 – In a continuous effort better serve the agriculture industry, an animal health reportable disease poster has been created by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and is available electronically at the agency’s website. This is a convenient way for veterinarians to have easy reference to diseases that should be reported immediately upon discovery to Kansas Animal Health officials.

“We are excited to introduce our reportable animal disease poster to Kansas veterinarians,” Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Bill Brown said. “Our department seeks to be proactive regarding reportable diseases by providing tools for Kansans to use to stay informed.”

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health mission is to ensure the public health, safety and welfare of Kansas’ citizens though the prevention, control and eradication of infectious and contagious diseases and conditions affecting the health of livestock and domestic animals in Kansas.

The poster lists all animal-related reportable diseases in Kansas by species and can either be printed and hung in the final 36x24 inch size or simply used as a PDF for easy reference.

The animal health reportable diseases poster can be found at https://agriculture.ks.gov/docs/default-source/rc-ah-large- animal/reportable-disease-poster.pdf?sfvrsn=12.

For more information regarding reportable animal health diseases in Kansas, please visit agriculture.ks.gov/animaldiseasecontrol.

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