Movement of recovered cattle from an FMD Infected Premises to Harvest Risk Assessment / Pathways Analysis
Center for Animal Health and Food Safety will develop a risk assessment / pathways analysis addressing the above scope and assumptions. Document would include, scope and justification, background and hazard ID, movement characterization and pathway analysis, risk evaluation and conclusions.
Scope: Baseline assessment / Pathways analysis for moving FMD recovered cattle from a FMD Infected Premises (large scale) to slaughter within or outside of the control zone to potentially infect other susceptible livestock species on other premises?
- There is an ongoing FMD outbreak in the US.
- The FMD outbreak is at a scale that has become endemic and animals have been allowed to recover or a vaccination to live strategy has been utilized
- The infected premises is a large scale feedlot. (> 10,000 hd)
- Risk Assessment/pathways analysis will look at the movement of recovered live cattle off the infected premises for slaughter.
- Cattle moved to slaughter would not be showing clinical signs at the time of movement and would likely have FMD antibodies.
- All transport methods/vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected when leaving the infected premises following FAD PRep guidelines?
- Evaluation would be looking at the risks of the cattle movement only.
- Evaluation would be looking only at the risk of disease spread to other susceptible livestock (not risk /threat to trade implications/brand recognitions/etc.)