Completed Project Report


Preventing and Responding to Major Disease Outbreak

  • Award Amount: $49,989
  • Regional Center: North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2018 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Teng Lim
  • Email: limt@missouri.edu
  • Organization: University of Missouri

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Project Overview

A series of biosecurity workshops were conducted in Missouri, USA, to improve on-farm biosecurity management. Stakeholders were also encouraged to take steps in preparing for mass mortality management, especially to be acquainted with the local and federal levels of authority personnel. Should a major disease outbreak happen, movement restrictions will be put in place for the control area(s) to limit disease spread by animals, animal products, vehicles, and other equipment. Farm operations need to recognize the shortages and risks of their operations, and prepare for several days to weeks. Agencies involved would typically include federal disease inspection, state veterinarian, disease diagnostic laboratory, and environmental protection. Secure Food Supply Plans have been developed for different animal species farm operations. All operations, including small farms, should request a National Premises Identification Number (PIN), and develop an Enhanced Biosecurity Plan prior to an outbreak. Methods to sample and test for different diseases, or where to obtain information and help needed in short time frame are critical. Indemnity and economics should be considered to ensure farm operations can manage cash flow for several months. Suggestions were collected from survey, confirming more outreach education are needed, with constructive notes to improve future workshops.

Number of Participants: 201

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