Lessons Learned During 2014-2015 HPAI Outbreak (1825)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Current Issues/Advances
Sunday |  9:00 AM -  9:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217C



Fidelis Hegngi D.V.M., M.S.
USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services

Dr. Fidelis (Fidel) Hegngi is a Senior Staff Veterinarian with the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS), Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response Services (SPRS), Avian, Swine, and Aquatic, Animal Health Center (ASAAHC). Dr. Hegngi's primary responsibility is working as the USDA National Coordinator of the United States, Live Bird Marketing System (LBMS) Avian Influenza (AI) Prevention and Control Program. As a Senior Staff Veterinarian with ASAAHC Dr. Hegngi collaborates with the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Senior Coordinator in implementing the testing and certification programs for Mycoplasmas, Salmonella, and Avian Influenza for the commercial poultry industry. He also shares VS wide responsibilities with Epidemiology Officers and VS management for the control and eradication of domestic and exotic diseases of poultry and other avian species as they involve the United States.<br><br>Dr. Hegngi received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM), Virginal Tech Blacksburg, Virginia, in 1994. Following his D.V.M., Dr. Hegngi completed his advanced studies in Avian/Poultry Medicine at the VMRCVM in 1997.

Presentation Info

Audience: CE Pathway: Diseases in Large Animal / Production Animals
CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


A review of outcomes, best practices and lessons learned from the fight against highly pathogenic avian influenza in the United States 2014-2015

This session is part of CE Pathway: Diseases in Large Animal / Production Animals

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the best practices developed in response to the HPAI outbreak

2. Review components of the secure food supply plans