The United States Department of Agriculture Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness Program

  • J. S. Smith

Abstract

On November 1, 1971, the U.S. Department of Agriculture established the concept of an Emergency Programs Organization within its Veterinary Services. The purpose of the new Organization is to plan for and eradicate exotic diseases should they gain entry into the United States. In addition, Emergency Programs is charged with the responsibility of monitoring the U.S. livestock, poultry, and wildlife populations to detect the entry of exotic diseases. Three principal staffs; i.e., Technical Support, National Emergency Field Operations, and International Operations have been organized within Emergency Programs to answer the needs of an emergency animal disease preparedness program. Furthermore, five trained regional standby field organizations are available for immediate call within the United States when a disease emergency exists.

Keywords

Animal Disease African Swine Fever Veterinary Service Feral Swine Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis 
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Zusammenfassung

Am 1. November 1971 wurde das Bereitschaftsprogramm vom Landwirtschaftsministerium der Vereinigten Staaten im Rahmen seines Veterinärdienstes ins Leben gerufen. Der Zweck dieses Programms ist Planung für den Fall einer Einschleppung fremdartiger Seuchen in die USA, und ihre Ausrottung. Ferner ist es die Aufgabe des Bereitschaftsprogramms, Haustiere, Geflügel und Wild der Vereinigten Staaten zu überwachen, um eine etwaige Einschleppung fremdartiger Seuchen wahrzunehmen. Um den Beduerfnissen des Tierseuchenbereitschaftsprogramms gerecht zu werden, wurden innerhalb dieses Programms drei Hauptgruppen, nämlich Technische Unterstützung, Nationaler Notstandsbetrieb und Internationale Tätigkeiten gegründet.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Smith
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  1. 1.Emergency Programs, Veterinary ServicesAnimal and Plant Health Inspection ServiceHyattsvilleUSA

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