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The Disaster Planning Integration Toolkit (DPIT) is a web-based application and resource library search engine with a suggested planning process that enables rural communities to use an asset-based approach to developing their Community Development Resilience Plan (CDRP) by integrating disaster resilience, economic development and green infrastructure. The toolkit contains both…

BLAZE simulation is a virtual reality experiential simulator designed to engage property owners living in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Property owners engage in assessing and understanding best practices in hardening their structures and property against wildfires while increasing participants’ knowledge of time critical evacuation procedures when threatened by a…

This poster was presented at the 2017 EDEN Annual Meeting in Moline, IL. ABSTRACT: Currently, the only single-step methods of euthanasia approved for use in cattle are gunshot or barbiturate overdose, both of which are impractical for mass depopulation scenarios. Penetrating captive bolt (PCB) is a third option; however, death…

Heat illness prevention resources include: worker training scripts (English and Spanish), video trainings (English and Spanish), legal posting requirements, and prevention program information.

This article discusses how to maintain good animal welfare and animal care to prevent heat stress in animals as part of the 4-H animal science experience at fairs and expositions.

This article shares information about what heat stress is, how to prevent and treat it, and provides resources for employers and employees.

This article provides several management strategies to help cows cope with heat stress minimizing its negative effects.

Pork producers know that transportation can be stressful for pigs. Hot, humid weather conditions during transportation events increase stress in pigs, sometimes leading to death. This article addresses ways to minimize the risk of heat stress in pigs during transportation.

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