The Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance in the
Livestock producers throughout the nation are asked to participate in an online survey to gather data on animal movements and husbandry practices that will be used in a simulation model to predict the duration and magnitude of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, as well as determine the best strategies for containment. This project is being conducted in collaboration with the
FMD is one of the most highly contagious diseases affecting cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, swine, sheep, goats and deer. In 2001 an outbreak of FMD in the
FMD is on the top of the Department of Homeland Security’s list for a bioterrorist attack on
With no recent cases of FMD in the
According to Carpenter, “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. Only livestock producers can provide us with this information. This model would put the
CADMS guarantees that all the information will be kept confidential and will only be used for modeling purposes.
The online survey can be found at: http://www.cadms.ucdavis.edu
For more information contact Pelayo Alvarez at: (530) 554-2988.