Emergencies preparedness for livestock, farmers, ranchers and families can include minor emergencies, limited emergencies and major disasters. Each family or producer should assess their risk on their backyard ranch and develop a plan in their areas for the following:
Emergency Preparedness For Livestock And Minor Emergencies
Emergency preparedness during these minor emergencies temporary relocation and transportation may be necessary for people and animals. Animal identification is important for
all types of emergencies.
- residential/livestock barn fires and wildfires
- localized chemical spills
- livestock trailer wrecks
- power outages, power lines down and trees down
- storm damage, summer and winter (wind, hail, ice, tornadoes, lightning, etc.)
Emergency Preparedness For Livestock And Limited Emergencies
During these limited emergencies, notice of evacuation of people and animals should be considered along with isolation of the area of the emergency and mapping of the disaster.
- localized flooding, flash floods
- hurricane watches, advisories and warnings
- droughts, heat stress
- disease outbreaks
- nuclear reactor failures
- tsunami warnings
Emergency Preparedness For Livestock And Major Disasters
During these major disasters, the same considerations should be followed as with limited emergencies in addition to disease control intervention, evacuation failure of owners and animals, animal rescue, carcass disposal and temporary shelters for owners and animals.
- large scale flooding
- avalanche and mudslide
- large scale disease outbreak
Make sure to have the basic preparedness steps down at all times for any emergency with or without livestock.