• Preparations have begun for the 2017 SART Planning Meeting?

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    Preparations have begun for the 2017 SART Planning Meeting?

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  • Members of the Florida Integrated Rapid Response Team attended their annual meeting in Savannah?

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    Members of the Florida Integrated Rapid Response Team attended their annual meeting in Savannah?

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  • UF VETS Team members recently completed a rope rescue training?

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    UF VETS Team members recently completed a rope rescue training?

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SART is a multi-agency coordination group consisting of governmental and private entities dedicated to strengthening all-hazard disaster capabilities through partnerships. Florida SART will support an effective and coordinated incident response for the animal and agricultural sectors in the State of Florida.

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New World Screwworm infestation in Monroe Co. New World Screwworm infestation in Monroe Co.

For the first time in 50 years, Florida confirmed an infestation of New World Screwworm in Monroe County. The screwworm maggots are devastating to livestock and other warm-blooded animals due to the fact they feed on living flesh. This infestation is primarily impacting the endangered Key deer on Big Pine and No Name Key, but it has been identified in some local pets. To prevent the spread of infected animals, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has established an Animal Health checkpoint in Key Largo to inspect animals heading north into the Florida Peninsula. Along with inspection, an outreach program has been established with all the local veterinarians, animal shelters, pet associations, and a myriad of other entities that may come into contact with an infested animal. Those that come into contact with a suspected case of screwworms are asked to call 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352) to report the information. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working aggressively to prevent the spread of and to eradicate this invasive pest. Additional information on the New World Screwworm including precautions you can take for yourself and your pets can be found online at www.FreshFromFlorida.com/Screwwrom.


Awareness Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Class Scheduled for Lee County Awareness Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Class Scheduled for Lee County

The Florida State Animal Response Coalition and Lee County Emergency Management would like to offer you an opportunity to More ...


FDA Regulatory Science Supports MCM DevelopmentFDA Regulatory Science Supports MCM Development

The FDA Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi) Regulatory Science program supports a robust research portfolio focused on helping to translate cutting-edge science and technology into innovative, safe, and More ...


UF Veterinary College Faculty Member Honored by National Shelter Group UF Veterinary College Faculty Member Honored by National Shelter Group

Dr. Julie Levy, a professor of shelter medicine at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Meritorious Service Award from More ...


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