Related Web Sites

Animal Emergency Management Program - AEMP
The Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation's Animal Emergency Management Program provides support with animal emergency planning and response to communities throughout the State.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services - APHIS
"Protecting American agriculture" is the basic charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. The agency improves agricultural productivity and competitiveness and contributes to the national economy and the public health.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services Pet Travel - APHIS Pet Travel
When travelling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements
specific for that destination. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments. Your destination country may have specific health requirements that must be met before your pet can enter the country. Since export requirements are determined by each country and can change frequently, every time you plan pet travel you will need to verify the
export requirements.  Select your destination country from drop-down menu to
view their current pet travel health requirements:

The Companion Animal Parasite Council - CAPC
A resource for zoonotic parasites in dogs and cats for pet owners. The Web site provides information on 10 common internal and external parasites of dogs and cats. The site, which is divided into "Dog Owner" and "Cat Owner" sections, offers answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about pets and parasites, including how parasites affect human health. The site also lists behavioral descriptions and signs, but directs pet owners to consult a veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Colorado Department of Agriculture- CDA
Colorado Department of agriculture will assist the Colorado aguriculture industry by providing current and valuable information. Contacts include the State Veterinary Office.

Center of Disease Control - CDC
Department of Health and Human Services tracks all diseases affecting humans and has the most up to date articles avalible on the web. You can use the search engine to find any specific diseases and keep updated on current disease impacts. They also lists what zoonotic diseases people can get from a particular animals.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviorment- CDPHE
Zoonoses control staff monitors diseases which are transmitted from animals to humans. The staff conducts statewide surveillance, control and educational programs, investigates cases of these diseases and provides consultation on the treatment of animal bites. In Colorado, these include, but are not limited to: Hantavirus, Plague, Rabies, Tularemia, West Nile virus, and Tick-Borne diseases.

Center for Food Security and Public Health - CFSPH
The Center for Food Security and Public Health has developed a brief overview of selected diseases and zoonotic diseases and are available in both English and Spanish. The materials were designed as handouts for clients, youth agriculture groups or other general public audiences. Each handout provides brief information about the disease, clinical signs seen in animals and humans, and prevention steps.

Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation - CVMA
The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association was created to enchance health and welfare, promote the human and animal bond, protect public health, and foster excellence in veterinary medicince through education, advocacy and outreach in Colorado.

Extension Disaster Educational Network- EDEN
The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is a collaborative multi-state effort by Extension Services across the country to improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters.
This site serves primarily Extension agents and educators by providing them access to resources on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery that will enhance their short- and long-term programming efforts.  It includes a password-protected "Intranet" section, where internal working documents are shared among the delegates.
Colorado EDEN division

Federal Emergency Management Agency -FEMA
The Department of Homeland Security provides information on disaster areas, planning and preparing for disasters, recovery and rebuilding, and applications for disaster assistance.

Intergrated Livestock Management -ILM
Providing creative solutions for the challenges that face the livestock industries through research, dissemination of valuable information, and training highly skilled personnel.

Merck Manual -Merck
The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has served veterinarians and other animal health professionals as a concise and reliable animal health reference for over 50 years.

Medical Reserve Corps -MRC
Medical Reserve Corps is Dedicated to establishing teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need.

National Animal Health Monitoring System - NAHMS
The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Program Unit conducts national studies on the health and health management of United States domestic livestock and poultry populations.

National Institutes of Health - NIH
NIH is the nation's medical research agency – making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.

Pet Aid Colorado -
PetAid Colorado has made great strides in helping our state become better prepared to deal with animal issues in disasters. By partnering with state agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental associations, the private sector and volunteers to use PetAid Colorado’s charitable status, staff resources, voluntary programs and the strength of the veterinary community, we help build Colorado’s capacity to respond to animal issues during disasters.

World Organization for Animal Health - OIE
The OIE was created in 1924 by 28 countries, and thus predates the United Nations. The founding countries wished to implement an international agreement that would enable them to work together to try to put an end to the epizootics that were devastating their livestock. In particular, they sought an undertaking from infected countries to inform the others in case of an important sanitary event, thereby enabling them to take protective action. They also wished to have information on the most effective methods of controlling the most dangerous animal diseases.

United States Department of Agriculture - USDA
We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.