Foreign And Emerging Diseases And Your Livestock

Foreign And Emerging Diseases And Your Livestock

The biological risks to a farm and its inhabitants can include foreign and emerging animal diseases to crop pests such as insects and weeds. Knowledge and education are key in controlling biological risks on a farm, and prevention is the main goal.

Emerging and High Consequence Diseases Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Emerging Animal Disease Notices
List of PDFs concerning emerging diseases in a variety of species.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Emerging Animal Health Issues
Website to reports of emerging animal health issues in the United States.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Global Early Warning And Response System For Major Animal Diseases, Including Zoonoses
Pinpoints worldwide outbreaks of animal diseases, and includes information on specific diseases.
World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, World Organization for Animal Health
World Animal Health Information Database (WAHID)
Interactive website allowing users to input criteria of country, region, disease, and time period and receive information on how to control that disease in that area.
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
World Animal Health Information Database Disease Outbreak Maps
Interactive website allowing user to input specific criteria such as disease, species, and time period and view outbreaks meeting those criteria.
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
World Animal Health Information System: Weekly Disease Information
List of all recent worldwide outbreaks of animal diseases, organized by week. Each entry is a link to the report of the outbreak.
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

Additional Web Resources

Farm Resources

Animal Disposal Following an Emergency
Factsheet discussing how to dispose of animal carcasses after a disaster situations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Biosecurity Guide for Livestock Farm Visits
Factsheet (4 pages) discussing measures to take when visiting livestock farms to the introducction and spread of disease to livestock.
Michigan State University Extension