Animal Emergency Management

The USAHA Committee on Animal Emergency Management provides a national forum for the discussion and exchange of information pertaining to the management of emergencies involving animals, including incursions of foreign or exotic animal disease. The committee members and agency liaison representatives review and analyze animal emergency management issues and activities with the goal of further integration of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery plans between federal, state, and agriculture animal industry partners. In addressing issues and concerns that may affect animal emergency preparedness or response, the committee may make recommendations to influence policy of government, academic, research, or industry groups by proposing actions to reduce the potential of adverse effects of animal emergencies on the U.S. animal agriculture industry.

Committee Roster

Reports

2016

Resolutions

For most recent Resolutions, go to: USAHA Resolutions 

2014

Resolution 1: Radiological Incident Response and Resources

Resolution 2: Veterinary License Reciprocity In Emergencies

2013

Resolution 2: NATIONAL FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE PREPAREDNESS WORKING GROUP

2012

Resolution 1: USE OF 840 RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION EAR TAGS FOR USE IN IDENTIFICATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE “VACCINATED-TO-LIVE” LIVESTOCK

Resolution 2: SUPPORT FOR THE NATIONAL BIO AND AGRO-DEFENSE FACILITY

Resolution 3: EVALUATE FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE VACCINE RESPONSE POLICY AND CAPABILITIES

Resolution 8: SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH ON MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASES IN ANIMALS

2011

Resolution 1: INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES OF VETERINARY INSPECTION FOR LIVESTOCK MOVEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

Resolution 4: NATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORY NETWORK FUNDING

2010

Resolution 2: NATIONAL VETERINARY STOCKPILE CATALOG

Resolution 3: RESTRICTED ANIMAL VACCINE USAGE GUIDANCE

Resolution 4: ANIMAL AGRICULTURE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION

2009

Resolution 2: KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITY GAPS RELATED TO MASS ANIMAL MORTALITY MANAGEMENT

2008

Resolution 2: Regional and Operational Animal Health Emergency Management

Resolution 3: Consistency in Guidelines and Applications of Methodology for Large-Scale Euthanasia or Depopulation of Animals to Ensure Timely and Effective Response to an Animal Health Emergency

2007

Resolution 7: Emergency Management Funding to States to Ensure Effective Response

2006

Resolution 5: Routine and Emergency Disposal of Animal Carcasses and Animal Parts to Prevent Environmental Contamination from Specified Risk Materials

Resolution 6: Support of Funding for a Demonstration Project to Implement the Proposed National Agriculture and Food Continuity of Business All Hazard Plan

Resolution 7: Development of Effective Local, State and National Animal Emergency Management Systems

2017 Presentations:

2016 Presentations:

2015 Presentations:

2014 Presentations

2013 Presentations

2012 Presentations

USDA-APHIS-VS Emergency Management & Diagnostics Programs Update
Dr. Jon Zack, USDA APHIS Veterinary Services (VS), National Center for Animal Health Emergency Management (NCAHEM)

Trends in Animal Health Emergency Response Decon & Disposal
Ms. Lori Miller, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate

Outcome of Radiological Events in Japan and USA Preparedness
Mr. Gordon Cleveland, USDA APHIS VS NACHEM

Foresight for Canadian Animal Health (Fore-CAN): a multi-partner initiative whose purpose was to apply foresight to support new ways of thinking about the AHEM system in Canada
Dr. Shane Renwick, Director, Animal Health Science Foresight Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Secure Turkey Supply Plan: Preparations for an Outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Dr. Darrell Trampel, Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University

Secure Milk Supply Plan in Mid-Atlantic States: Continuity of Business Planning for the Dairy Industry
Dr. Charles C. Broaddus, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

APHIS VS Readiness and Response Capabilities, and Emergency Response Roles
Dr. Lee Myers, State Federal Liaison, USDA, APHIS, VS, NCAHEM, National Veterinary Stockpile

KAZOO (Kansas Agriculture Zoo Exercise): Lessons learned from FMD workshops and a tabletop exercise with accredited zoos in Kansas
Ms. Sandy Johnson, Kansas Department of Agriculture

Cross Border Livestock Movement Controls and Permitting
Captain Eric Pippin, Kansas Highway Patrol and Major Scott Copley, Colorado State Patrol

Flu at the Zoo
Dr. Yvonne Nadler, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago

Perspective and Update on the NBAF (National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility)
Dr. Ron W. Trewyn, Vice President for Research, Kansas State University

USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory Emergency Preparedness Update
Dr. Elizabeth Lautner, Director, USDA NVSL

2011 Presentations

USDA-APHIS-VS Emergency Management & Diagnostics Programs Update
Dr. Jose’ R. Diez, Associate Deputy Administrator, USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services (VS), National Center for Animal Health Emergency Management (NCAHEM)

Critical Mass for Animal Health Emergency Response
Dr. Jack Shere, Eastern Region Director, USDA-APHIS-VS

Cross Border Collaboration Issues & PNWER (Pacific-Northwest Economic Region) Action Items
Dr. Jane Rooney, USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services, NCAHEM

Canadian Partner Collaboration —Canada-USA Zoning Project
Dr. Francine Lord, Director, Terrestrial Animal Health Division (TAHD) and Deputy CVO Directrice, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Benefit of Harmonized Import Conditions for Canada-USA
Dr. Debbie Barr, National Manager, Import/Export Section, TAHD, CFIA

National Veterinary Stockpile Progress & Navajo Nation NVS 2011 Logistics Exercise
Dr. Lee Myers, NVS State Federal Liaison, USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services (VS), NCAHEM
NOTE: Contact Dr. Myers for presentation details.

Cross-species Communication Team
Ms. Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board

Secure Milk Supply Plan in NE USA - Continuity of Business Planning for the Dairy Industry
Dr. Don Hoenig, State Veterinarian - Maine

Update on Continuity of Dairy Business Operations: Logistics Of Bulk Tank Milk(BTM) Sampling And Testing During An Animal Health Or Food Safety Emergency Project
Stephanie R. Ostrowski, California Animal Health & Food Safety, Food Safety Resident (UC Davis)

FAZD ERSS Outbreak Tool & NAHLN Capacity Calculator
Dr. Jim Wall / Dr. Tammy Beckham - DHS Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense Center, Texas A&M University System

Vet-LRN, CVM's New Laboratory Response Network
Dr. Renate Reimschuessel, FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Laboratory Response Network

APHIS, Animal Care Emergency Management Events & Projects (Zoo Evacuation, Animal Emergency Management Course, Radiological Animal-related Issues)
Dr. Kevin Dennison, Western Region Emergency Programs Manager, USDA-APHIS Animal Care

3D Research Status Overview
Dr. Darrel Styles, Sr. Veterinary Officer, USDAAPHIS-NCAHEM

Committee Reports/Activities