Canyon, TX: FMD Fact-Finding Workshop

Event Description: 

The Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) Fact-Finding Workshop was held on August 20, 2013 in Canyon, TX.


The goal of the workshop was to discuss the development of a local FMD Protection Plan with the Panhandle region's emergency managers and other interested stakeholders.


  • Provide an overview and current status of state/federal response plans to a foreign and emerging animal disease (FEAD) incident.
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities of regional/local responders and industry in providing support for an animal disease outbreak.
  • Discuss available resources and capabilities to support procedures and tasks at the local level for an animal disease outbreak.
  • Determine planning priorities to facilitate development of local FMD Protection Plan.


A total of 101 stakeholders and participants (including staff) attended this workshop from local, regional, state, and federal government, industry, and academic organizations. The workshop was followed by a Hot Wash meeting.

Tue, 08/20/2013
West Texas A&M University Canyon Campus
Event Coordinator: 
Stacey Tyler
Presenters or VIPs: 
Dr. J. Pat O’Brien, West Texas A&M University
Dr. Don Topliff, College of Agriculture WTA&MU
Dr. Greg Hawkins, Texas Animal Health Commission