Wool Industry Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness

The Australian wool industry places great emphasis on its preparedness to deal rapidly and effectively with an emergency animal disease (EAD) outbreak should it occur. Wool Industries Australia (WIA), Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and WoolProducers Australia (WPA) play lead roles in doing the necessary background research, planning and capacity building to ensure the impact of any EAD outbreak will be minimised.

Scott provided technical support and program management services to AWI and WIA in emergency animal disease preparedness from 2013 to 2020.

Part of this role was to prepare sequential Australian Wool Industry Emergency Animal Disease RD&E Strategies. The third edition of this strategy, covering the period 2019/20 to 2021/22, was published in September 2019. It can be downloaded here.

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