Protecting Animal Health and the Livestock Industry


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PROTECTING ANIMAL HEALTH AND THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY

Randy Treadwel, Acting Risk Management Coordinator
Cell: (509) 413-3739
rtreadwell@agr.wa.gov


The Washington State Department of Agriculture is the lead state agency in responding to domestic animal disease emergencies in Washington State. WSDA has developed state plans to respond to foreign and highly infectious animal diseases. We work with federal, state and local government agencies, industry organizations and animal producers to ensure adequate preparation.


Resources to Prepare Your Animals for a Disaster


Biosecurity for Livestock and Poultry Producers

In the event of a disaster affecting livestock or other animals, WSDA can activate the Reserve Veterinary Corps, a group of volunteer animal health professionals available in an emergency. The agency also continues to plan and prepare for the receipt and use of the National Veterinary Stockpile. This available USDA stockpile is a cache of veterinary countermeasures such as animal vaccines, supplies, equipment, and response support services that states, tribes, and territories have available by request to respond to damaging animal disease outbreaks.