In the event of a disease outbreak we work closely with the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) and Emergency Planning to implement regional and local contingency plans. Our contingency plans are regularly revisited and tested to ensure that we can provide a rapid and effective response.
If you keep livestock we recommend you have your own plans in place to help manage a disease situation on your farm.
- Contingency planning for livestock diseases
- Devon County Council generic plan
- APHA – Contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals in England
- Local Resilience Forum plan (Co-ordinated response to disease outbreaks across the south west between agencies)