Disease and Natural Disaster Response
G.A. Flory Consulting played a key role in responding to the worst animal disease outbreak in US history—the 2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza—through multiple deployments to Minnesota and Nebraska and has responded to other avian influenza outbreaks in Indiana, Virginia and West Virginia. Additionally, we participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Composting Technical Committee, were lead authors for USDA’s Mortality Composting Protocol for Avian Influenza Infected Flocks, and assisted North Carolina farmers dispose of animal carcasses from Hurricane Matthew’s flooding. As incidents of avian influenza, foot and mouth disease and other animal diseases increase around the globe, G.A. Flory Consulting stands prepared to respond anywhere, anytime and provide emergency disease response capabilities.
G.A. Flory Consulting’s owner and Director of Operations, Gary Flory, has earned a stellar reputation internationally as a keynote and plenary speaker. He delivers high energy presentations on on topics including counter-agroterrorism, avian influenza, One-Health, animal carcass disposal, emerging and infectious diseases, CBRNe preparedness and response, and foreign animal diseases. Click here to view upcoming and recent presentations.
Agricultural Emergency Planning
As with any industry, good emergency response planning is the key to minimizing losses within the agricultural sector. When the outbreak or natural disaster occurs, farm specific plans should already be in place with exactly how impacted animals will be depopulated, how the infected carcasses will be disposed of and how the premises will be disinfected. Developing these plans before the emergency happens will decrease the cost of the response and prevent disease spread. Contact G.A. Flory Consulting now to start the planning process for your operations.
Emergency Response Training
To maintain their effectiveness, company, state or national agricultural emergency response teams must train continually. G.A. Flory Consulting can provide field or tabletop training events spanning a single day or an entire week. Recent training events include programs for individual poultry companies, the States of Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, national training events for the United States Department of Agriculture and the Government of Azerbaijan.