The goal of Prepare2Respond is the development of a nation-wide, peer-reviewed training model to assist in mitigating risks involved with animal disease outbreak at fairs and expositions.
This training supports a more rapid response to protect
- the food supply, animal health, and human health
- the health and safety of livestock show and exposition participants, staff, & attendees
- consumer confidence in the livestock industry
- economic stability of communities hosting fairs and expositions and beyond
- a training targeted at disease outbreak at livestock events
- a training focused on planning and immediate response to the outbreak
- a training creating awareness of the need to develop plans and create a multi-stakeholder response team prior to an event
- a flexible template that can help you get started developing your unique event plan for response
- a self-paced, learner centric experience
- peer reviewed
Prepare2Respond is not:
- a training in biosecurity to prevent disease
- a detailed step-by-step emergency response plan
- a tabletop exercise
This program is funded by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service through the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program. It has been developed in cooperation with the following individuals and organizations:
Paul S. Kuber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Regional Livestock and Forage Extension Specialist
Washington State University
Extension Livestock Specialist
University of Wisconsin,
Lindsay Chichester, Ph.D.
Extension Educator/Assistant Professor
University of Nevada, Reno Extension
Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & South Dakota BQA Coordinator
Dakota State University Extension
Michigan State University Extension
Dr. Julia Herman, DVM
“Prepare 2 Respond” has been subject to a “double-blind” peer review by both academic and allied (veterinarian and emergency response) industry professionals where either authors nor reviewers were aware of one another. Additionally,
the “double-blind” peer review was conducted on both the source documents (written content) and the storyboards (a stagnant form of the website) used to develop the online educational experience. Both reviews were hosted by the Washington State University
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources “FastTrack System”. Reviewers were asked to review curriculum for sound scientific basis, technical accuracy and completeness based on their expertise in the areas of disease contact and spread, execution
of livestock events and emergency response where human and animal interaction occur.