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Zoo Animal Health Network

The Zoo Animal Health Network (ZAHN) is a collaborative effort between Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Animal Care (APHIS AC). ZAHN was developed due to the growing list of diseases that could pose a threat to the managed wildlife community. ZAHN projects focus on surveillance and preparedness for infectious diseases such as avian influenza, yet they are expandable for other diseases of concern. ZAHN is hosted by the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology at the Lincoln Park Zoo. For more information on all of ZAHN’s projects, please scroll over the individual project links below.

 

The mission of the Foreign Animal Disease project is to provide online training and resources to expand the scope of Foreign Animal Disease preparedness to include exotic animals.

INFLUENZAS of Non-Domestic Species Online Training

 

       Click to visit online training page

 

ZBPWG is an important step in organizing the exotic animal community to identify, develop and organize best practices for disaster and contingency plan development to meet the needs of our community.

Documents on zoo and contingency planning are now available.

List of Annexes
Road Map
Road Map
Road Map
Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment
Administration Annex
Administration Annex
Administration Annex
Data Management Annex
Data Management Annex
Data Management Annex
Communications Annex
Communications Annex
Communications Annex
Communication Modalities Chart
Communication Modalities Chart
Communication Modalities Chart
Criminal Incident Annex
Criminal Incident Annex
Criminal Incident Annex
Animal Incident Annex
Animal Incident Annex
Animal Incident Annex
Animal Transportation and Evacuation Annex
Animal Transportation and Evacuation Annex
Animal Transportation and Evacuation Annex
Emergency Animal Care Annex
Emergency Animal Care Annex
Emergency Animal Care Annex
Facility Operations Annex
Facility Operations Annex
Facility Operations Annex
Memorandum of Understanding/Mutual Aid Annex
Memorandum of Understanding/Mutual Aid Annex
Memorandum of Understanding/Mutual Aid Annex
Training Annex
Training Annex
Training Annex
Business Recovery and Reimbursement Annex
Business Recovery and Reimbursement Annex
Business Recovery and Reimbursement Annex
Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned
 

The overall goal of the 'Flu At The Zoo' exercises is to prepare zoos for potential disease outbreaks. 'Flu At The Zoo 2' built upon the first 'Flu At The Zoo' tabletop, which was designed to enhance communication between the zoo community and local and federal agencies. Flu 2 was a classroom delivered training exercise which introduced the concepts of the Incident Command System to the zoological community. Later in 2013 a functional internet based exercise was conducted to enhance the classroom experience.

 

A goal of this exercise was to enhance communication across all participating agencies and increase facility and community preparedness; not only important for AI but for any infectious disease outbreak involving a zoo.

RELATED ZAHN PROJECTS

 

 

 

 

 

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