FMD Vaccination Procedures Ready

Officials who will be involved in decisions related to the use of vaccines to help control a U.S. outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease have two new tools allowing them access to important guidelines. They are: The National Animal Health Emergency Management Services Guidelines and The Appendix on FMD vaccination.

Jim Roth, DVM, director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health, and the Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, says these documents provide the information professionals will need in understanding the complexities of FMD vaccination, and for making sound decisions if FMD is found in the United States.

Roth says, – the key to performing quickly and collaboratively in the face of any foreign animal disease outbreak is for every agency to be prepared.


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