Completed Project Report


Preventing and Responding to Future Disease Outbreak

  • Award Amount: $46,280
  • Regional Center: North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2016 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Teng Lim
  • Email: limt@missouri.edu
  • Organization: The Curators of the University of Missouri

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Project Overview

Livestock and poultry operations are an important component of food production. A collaborative effort between University of Missouri Extension, Federal and State level agencies, and commodity groups was recently put together to improve stakeholders’ ability to prevent and respond to disease outbreak. This project built a team to compile and convey a complete set of bio-security protocols for stakeholders. The topics included practical bio-security, disease identification, quarantine and mass mortality management, and economics.

A series of five regional workshops were conducted in Missouri reaching 140 participants. The tools included a booklet of presentation files, checklist of routine bio-security protocols, a list of important contacts, and an USB jump-drive that contained the electronic files and relevant publications. Surveys were conducted during and after the workshops to evaluate the overall effectiveness and collect feedback. A 3-month follow-up survey indicated 24 participants utilized the tools and knowledge to re-evaluate and improve bio-security protocols, and plans for quarantine and eradication; and 17 participants have utilized the tools and knowledge received to implement improved bio-security protocols, communication, and training.  Stakeholders are encouraged to collaborate and communicate effectively, and frequently re-evaluate and implement the bio-security protocols. A conference paper was written and presented.

Number of Participants: 140

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