Survey seeks information on continuity of business planning for foreign animal disease preparedness

Following discussion at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians session during the recent World Pork Expo, researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed an online-based survey seeking broad industry input to help support the continuity of business in the event of a foot and mouth disease diagnosis in the United States.

The survey is designed to first determine the risk of disease spread that is associated with specific pork supply chain movements, and secondly, the importance of these movements to business continuity. This information is critical to helping guide emergency response teams and to prioritize resources to support business continuity while effectively managing risk of disease spread in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak.

The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete, and is iPad/smartphone friendly. The link to the survey is http://z.umn.edu/swinestudy.

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