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Emergency Management

One of the foremost responsibilities of the Animal Industry Board is to prepare for, control, and mitigate livestock disease outbreaks. As the primary state agency with responsibility to control domestic animal diseases, preparation to respond to an outbreak is a priority for the Board. We work with industry organizations, livestock producers, academic partners, private veterinarians, and federal, state and local government agencies to develop response plans and standard operating procedures.

Since an outbreak of a highly contagious livestock disease could have adverse consequences on public health or the state's economy the goal is to successfully eradicate the disease as quickly as possible. Working collaboratively prior to an outbreak to Prepare, Prevent, Respond, and Recover will make the goal more readily attainable.