January Meeting – Biosecurity with Dr. Roberta Dwyer

Next Membership Meeting

January 21, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton

Dr. Roberta Dwyer

The Joys of Biosecurity for Horse Farms

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Roberta DwyerA native of Iowa, Roberta Dwyer graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following time in private practice, she joined the University of Kentucky in 1986 to complete the Lloyd’s of London Foal Enteric Disease research project. This delineated that rotavirus was a primary cause of foal diarrhea in central Kentucky and led to the development of practical prevention measures for disease outbreaks as well as a Master’s degree.

 Since then she has earned board certification in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and board certification in epidemiology. She has written extensively and made presentations about biosecurity and equine infectious diseases in nine countries. Dr. Dwyer has been the co-editor of the Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly publication since its inception in 1992.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and serves as a subject matter expert for AAEP in Biosecurity and Disaster Planning/Response.

Now a full professor at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky, she directs the largest pre-veterinary advising program in the state as well as having veterinary extension responsibilities. Most recently she has been involved in disaster preparedness and planning for veterinarians and animal owners and is a national trainer for the program “Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Preparedness” which was recently approved by the Department of Homeland Security National Training and Education Division.

She was named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year, Iowa State University Distinguished Young Alumnus, and most recently received the UK Great Teacher Award from the UK Alumni Association.

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. January 18th, 2014.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Fasig Tipton
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
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