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The Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) project develops industry relevant resources to minimize the impacts of serious livestock diseases now and into the future. Our objective is to enhance the emergency management capabilities of Canada’s livestock industry, for both a continually evolving disease landscape and adverse events, through increased industry awareness, capacity, and confidence.
AHEM is focused on the collaborative development and delivery of practical resources, policies and training that will support producers, industry associations and animal health specialists.
Resources for industry developed by the AHEM project to date include provincial association staff plans and producer handbooks, workshops, webinars, and online training for veterinarians in partnership with international disease recognition organizations. Resources currently under development include protocols to address crucial industry gaps, and national frameworks.
This four-year (2019-2023) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AgriAssurance funded project builds on the momentum of AHEM I and is focussed on minimizing serious animal disease impact through enhanced industry awareness, capacity and confidence. Animal Health Canada is responsible for overseeing AHEM initiatives.