University of California-Davis Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance in the
Survey responses will help researchers compile data on animal movements and husbandry practices and use them in a simulation model to forecast the duration and magnitude of an FMD outbreak.
FMD tops the Department of Homeland Security's list for a bioterrorist attack on
The study is crucial because there have been no recent cases of FMD in the
“The online survey will allow us to develop a model based on real, up-to-date data for animal movements and current practices that could determine how the disease spreads,” Carpenter says. “Only livestock producers can provide us with this information. This model would put the
CADMS guarantees all information will be kept confidential and will only be used for modeling purposes.
CADMS is made up of two research groups, the Global Foot-and-Mouth Disease Surveillance and Modeling Lab, led by Mark Thurmond, and the Animal Disease Modeling Lab, led by Carpenter.