Minimizing impact through proactive planning, preparation and response

Up-to-date and trustworthy information is a tremendous asset, especially during a serious animal disease emergency. 

Our goal is to support livestock industry organizations and those on the ground with meaningful resources that clearly outline important considerations and necessary action during a serious event.

In 2018, as part of our initial AHEM project, we collaboratively developed 13 industry associations Plans and producer Handbooks within select species groups and geographic areas. The Handbooks offer clear and concise information for producers and the plans provide step-by-step guidance on roles and responsibilities for staff at provincial and national associations. See the column on the right for provincial animal health emergency management Handbooks developed in the initial AHEM project.

In this second phase of AHEM we are developing 12-15 Plans and Handbooks for additional provincial partners, as well as 3-5 national Frameworks.  

Both the customized Plan and Handbook resources are intended to be used to prepare for an emergency and as a compass as the situation unfolds.

Handbooks from phase II of the project will be added to the list on the right as they are released.

Provincial partners include:

National partners:

Animal Health Emergency Management Brochures

Small Lot Pork Production Manual

We are proud to have contributed to the development of  the Small Lot Pork Producer – Management & Production manual. This resource was developed as a collaborative effort between BC Pork and the BC Ministry of Agriculture specifically for small lot pork producers. It provides details on good husbandry practices, production economics, marketing, euthanasia, emergency management, and provincial and federal legislation.

Producer Handbooks

Following is the list of producer Handbooks developed in the initial AHEM project. Click on any link to view or download the resource.

British Columbia




Nova Scotia