UACES Facebook Food Animal Medicine Workshop Series

Food Animal Medicine Workshop Series

The objective of this series is to educate and train existing Arkansas veterinarians to provide more food animal services in their practices.  To accomplish this, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering monthly short courses that will provide continuing education for Arkansas veterinarians and veterinary technicians. All courses will be approved by the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Examining Board. 

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Honey Bee Veterinary Medicine

Honey bee veterinary medicine is an emerging field with exciting potential.  These fuzzy creatures are considered food animals by the Food and Drug Administration because they produce honey for human consumption. This short course will give veterinarians the knowledge needed to examine bee hives and communicate with beekeepers. The hands-on course has been rescheduled for May 2019. 

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Integrating Backyard Chickens into the Small Animal Practice

Backyard, or urban, chickens are the most popular hobby flock in Arkansas. People keep chickens on their property as pets and/or for egg production. With the growing popularity of local farmer's markets, maintaining the health of backyard chickens is important for disease control and food safety.  This course will give veterinarians the knowledge needed to safely examine chickens in their clinic and diagnose disease.  

November 29th at Heifer Internarional in Little Rock

Provides 4 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at to attend


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Pharmaceutical Use in Food Animal Medicine

With recent changes to antibiotic and opioid use in animals, veterinarians need to know how to remain compliant. This course will teach veterinarians the state and federal regulations pertaining to drugs used in food animal medicine and how to remain organized. 

December 5th 12:30-2:00 pm as an interactive webinar

Provides 1.5 hours of Arkansas approved CE

You can register to attend by clicking here.


AVMA Antimicrobial Stewardship

Alternatives to Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture

FDA Policies on Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

Federal Inspection Requirements for Meat Products

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the U.S.