Response Plan

In the event Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is diagnosed in the United States, authorities will declare a national animal-health emergency and livestock and allied industries will feel the immediate effects of animal and animal-product quarantine and movement restrictions. Quarantine, managed movement and mandatory biosecurity protocols are designed to contain and control the disease and minimize virus spread. In the dairy industry, the just-in-time supply practices of milk movement in the Wisconsin could be affected significantly by the movement restrictions and the need for additional biosecurity at farms and processing facilities. This could lead to a disruption of the provision of milk and milk products to consumers. Most dairy operations and processing plants do not have the capacity to store milk for more than 48 hours; some have less than 24 hours storage capacity.
Wisconsin Response Plan