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Livestock Evacuation Checklist - Be Prepared

Livestock Evacuation Infographic

Do you have a Livestock Evacuation Plan? It never hurts to be prepared.

In case of evacuation, it is best practice to ensure you have the following in place:

  • Identify at least 2 evacuation routes
  • Locate and prearrange evacuation sites.
  • Make arrangements for transport vehicles for livestock as well as experienced handlers and drivers.
  • Arrange for feed and water at the evacuation site.
  • If animals are evacuated to an area where they will co-mingle with other animals:
    • Make sure your animals have sufficient identification (ear tags, brands, tattoos)
    • Verify health and vaccination status of animals which must be co-mingled and monitor the well-being of the animals to mitigate the potential for an animal disease problem.
  • If your pasture meets the following criteria, your animals may be better off out in the pasture than being evacuated:
    • Native tree species only
    • No overhead powerlines or poles
    • No sources of blowing debris
    • No barbed wire fencing
    • At least one acre (0.4 hectares) of open space

For more information on Emergency Preparedness:

72-Hour Kits

Large Animal Emergency Preparedness

Be Prepared Alberta - Animals & Livestock

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