National Livestock Readiness Program: Effective animal disease outbreak response
Effective local, state, regional, tribal nations and national animal disease outbreak response is dependent upon coordinated efforts across disciplines in planning, training and education. Trans-boundary animal disease identification and response are initiated at the local, state, or tribal nation level. Minimizing the deleterious effect of a disease outbreak on the US livestock industry requires local, state, tribal nations and regional agriculture response entities be fully prepared in their response planning, training, and education. Current response planning, training, and education across the US varies greatly in form, function, and levels of development. There exists no common resource for sharing local or state animal disease outbreak plan development and content, outbreak response knowledge and training, or educational credentialing for positions within the Incident Command System (ICS). A coordinated National Livestock Readiness Program (NLRP) provides a “one stop shop” for planning, training/credentialing, and information sharing between state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government entities.
The National Livestock Readiness Program (NLRP) project is funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense Branch, Office of Health Affairs, Department of Homeland Security. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Homeland Security, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.