Protecting the Flock from Highly Contagious Diseases – Resources in the Secure Sheep and Wool Supply Plan
August 4, 2020
Danelle Bickett-Weddle, Associate Director
Center for Food Security and Public Health
Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Host: Dr. Jay Parsons, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Time: 1 hour 11 minutes
The most highly contagious disease of livestock is foot and mouth disease (FMD) and it remains a threat in almost 100 countries in the world. Sheep are referred to as the “silent shedders” among livestock species susceptible to this devastating animal disease. Preparedness and response planning for FMD has taken center stage in recent years. Learn about this disease, how the U.S. plans to respond should it be diagnosed in North America, and the Secure Sheep and Wool Supply Plan for Continuity of Business resources available to protect the flock.