On November 15, 2011 Maverick county agent Dr. Oscar Galindo representing the AgriLife Extension Service of Texas A&M University, College Station visited the SWTJC Zoology Class. Dr. Galindo is a veterinarian and current Chairman of "4H Club (Head, Heart, Hands, & Health) of Maverick County.
During his visit, Dr. Galindo presented the details of activities by the AgriLife Extension Service of Texas A&M University in Maverick County. Dr. Galindo's presentation included an overview of the different breeds in domestic animals and the most common diseases of domestic animals, vaccines, and antibiotics. Zoonotic diseases are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans and from humans to animals. Zoonotic diseases may be acquired or spread in a variety of ways: through the air (aerosol), by direct contact, by contact with an inanimate object that harbors the diseases (fomite transmission_, by oral ingestion, and by insect transmission. There are fifteen cattle diseases with zoonotic potential in the United States, some of which are more common than others. They include anthrax, brucellosis, cryptosporidiosis, dermatophilosis, Escherichia coli, giardiasis, leptospirosis, listeriosis, pseudocowpox, Q fever, rabies, ringworm, salmonellosis, tuberculosis, and vesicular stomatitis.
Students were enthusiastic and showed keen interest in the learning about the economics behind the different grades and also the methos of meat production i the Livestock industry.
As a Chairman of "4 H Club", Dr. Galindo, explained the objectives and scope of the club. Dr. Galindo encouraged and interacted with students providing the multitude of opportunities in the Maverick County "4 H Club". The students and the Instructor (S.Kannan) were appreciative of the Staff of Maverick County Junior Livestock Show, Eagle Pass.
Dr. Galindo could be contacted at (830) 773-5064 or email@example.com.
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