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Animal Health

An outbreak of a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) or Emerging Animal Disease (EAD), whether intentionally released or naturally occurring, has the potential to quickly overwhelm our state's animal health and veterinary healthcare infrastructure; and disrupt economic activity through shortages in critical workforce, products and services. Not only will such an outbreak impact individual consumption of agricultural products, it could adversely impact food and agriculture production and processing. These are fundamental components of North Dakota's economy are a critical component of the state and national infrastructure. Care of animals during and after a natural or man-made disaster can readily affect the response to an event within the human population. Planning for animal care before an event occurs will reduce response and recovery costs and mitigate animal losses during and after the disaster.


American Veterinary Medical Association
Center for Food Security and Public Health

This site updated as of 5/18/2019.