June 22, 2007
June 22, 2007 - The Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS) at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is developing a simulation model to predict the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the event of an outbreak in the United States, and they are asking for assistance from the sheep industry.
The goal of the project is to be able to identify the best strategies that would minimize the impact and the cost to the livestock industry of a FMD epidemic through use of computer models. They are gathering data in two areas: animal movement and premise location.
Producers who are willing to assist can go to http://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/p34177541.aspx
. All information will be kept confidential and will only be used for modeling purposes.