Outreach and Education

Composting for Livestock Disposal

Opening slideKDA has trained new subject matter experts in composting as a method to manage large-scale livestock disposal. This video explains the process and benefits gained from composting, and includes photos and footage from a real carcass composting site.

Video: Composting to Manage Large-Scale Mortalities

Secure Food Supply Webinars

KDA's Division of Animal Health is hosting a webinar series focused on Secure Food Supply plans. 

Past webinars:

Webinar Series #1: Introduction to Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus
Dr. Sara Ford, Emergency Coordinator at USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
January 31, 2023

Webinar Series #2: Importance of Secure Food Supply Plans and Contingency Planning
Dr. Danelle Bickett-Weddle, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
March 22, 2023

Webinar Series #3: Transmission Risk of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Between and Within Herds
Dr. Mike Sanderson, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine
May 24, 2023

Webinar Series #4: Economic Impacts of Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Dr. Dustin Pendell, Kansas State University
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Webinar Series #5: Stop Movement Order
Dr. Justin Smith, Kansas Animal Health Commissioner
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Pet Animal Advisory Board Meeting

Pet Animal Advisory Board regular quarterly meeting
Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Zoom link here

Animal Facilities Inspection

Small Animal Facilities Webinar Series

September 2023 Webinar
Controlling Parasites at Animal Facilities
Dr. Naomi Hampton, Shelter Medicine Intern, Kansas State University 

May 2023 Webinar
Cleaning and Disinfection Considerations to Prevent Select Cat Diseases
Dr. Tichaona Murambinda, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine

October 2022 Webinar

Part 1: Wednesday, October 5, Noon - VIEW WEBINAR
Part 2: Wednesday, October 12, Noon - VIEW WEBINAR

July 2022 Webinar
Controlling Common Dog Diseases in Animal Facilities.

Dr. Ron Orchard, shelter medicine veterinarian at Kansas State University, discussed common diseases found in animal facilities and ways for prevention.

June 2022 Webinar
Behavior and Enrichment in Animal Facilities.

The KDA Animal Facilities Inspection Program hosted a webinar on June 10 featuring Dr. Hayley Barkoviak from the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Past Educational Webinars

Feral Swine Management Practices
The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted an informational webinar on December 1, 2020, to offer an update on the management practices used in Kansas to control feral swine.

Watch the webinar here: Feral Swine Information Webinar
Slide Deck presentations available here:
Curran Salter, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Wildlife Services
Frank Rottinghaus, National Wildlife Disease Program

Rabies Awareness for Animal Shelters
Ingrid Garrison, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM
December 5, 2019