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Originally posted by pitchdragon
this so funny this is denial from msn and scientist
it is clear that we are currently experiencing something beyond ourselves but everyone does not see it ... then continue to pretend ...
hoping that it will not be too painful when it's our turn
Originally posted by ShogunAssassins
They said the owner had been working with the vet,As in these cows where already sick.. Make it into what you want though, i know you all will.edit on 15-1-2011 by ShogunAssassins because: (no reason given)
I mean, don't they usually have to do all kinds of things with the samples in a lab before they can conclude that a virus was the culprit. And if so, the entire area would probably be under lock down and remaining cattle being destroyed preemptively?? How about neighboring farms?? That whole area is probably in a state of panic, right??
...on page 31:
"Should USDA officially confirm the presence of a disease, such as Foot and Mouth Disease, the affected herd and all cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and susceptible wildlife—infected or not— within a minimum 10-kilometer zone around the infected farm would be killed." www.gao.gov...
GO TO THE LINK BELOW AND READ THE MANUAL FOR YOURSELF! THE 48 HOUR TRACEBACK IS NOT SO THEY CAN VACCINATE, ETC., IT IS TO "DEPOPULATE/STAMP OUT" ALL "SUSCEPTABLE" ANIMALS IN A GIVEN RADIUS. THOSE 48 HOURS ARE NOT JUST TO FIND YOUR ANIMALS...BUT TO KILL THEM!
CHECK OUT THIS LINK ON THE USDA KILLING FIELDS!
NEVER HEARD OF A "DEPOP TRUCK"? CHECK OUT PAGE 429 UNDER THE “Protocol for Euthanasia of Backyard Premises”
Stamping out is a recognized and proven strategy for rapid elimination of an introduced exotic disease or other emergency livestock disease. The crucial elements of stamping out are:
* designation of infected zones;
* intensive disease surveillance to identify infected premises and dangerous-contact premises or villages within these zones;
* imposition of quarantine and livestock movement restrictions;
* immediate slaughter of all susceptible animals either on the infected and dangerous-contact premises or in the whole infected area;
* safe disposal of their carcasses and other potentially infected materials;
* disinfection and cleaning of infected premises;
* maintaining these premises depopulated of susceptible animals for a suitable period.
Stamping out is often the most cost-effective strategy. The disease eradication campaign is shorter and achieved for a lower overall cost and there is a shorter waiting period before the country can be recognized as free of the disease and resume export of livestock and animal products.
Several social, economic and other factors need to be evaluated before stamping out is selected as the strategy for a disease contingency plan. These include:
* whether or not slaughter of infected animals is likely to gain community acceptance on religious, ethnic, animal welfare and other social and economic grounds;
* advantages, disadvantages and likely success of implementation of other strategies;
(In this context it should be noted that vaccination is not available for some epidemic livestock diseases and stamping out is the only viable option. African swine fever is such a disease. At the other end of the spectrum, for some diseases stamping out is unlikely to have much effect. This particularly applies to insect-borne diseases such as Rift Valley fever and bluetongue.)
* whether or not the manpower, equipment, and other physical resources are available to carry out all activities needed for the implementation of a stamping-out campaign;
(Whilst stamping out is likely to be less costly and more efficient overall, it may be quite resource-intensive in the short term.)
* whether adequate provisions are available for fair and quick compensation of owners for livestock or property destroyed in the campaign.
Well organized veterinary services that have the full political support of the government are crucial to the success of the disease-eradication campaign. The full support of other services such as the police, army and public works is essential. The final important element is prior preparation of a comprehensive contingency plan for the disease in question.
This manual does not discuss strategic issues. For these, reference should be made to the FAO Manual on the preparation of national animal disease emergency plans and manuals on preparation of contingency plans for specific diseases such as rinderpest and African swine fever.
This is a procedures manual: how to carry out important activities in a disease stamping-out campaign. It is divided into three parts:
1. Destruction of animals
2. Disposal procedures
.....i dont know ..but what ever is going on with this farmers cattle does not happen everyday.. time will tell if they tell us the truth about what happened ..in the meantime im checking on mine twice a day something is up!