Bunning noted that surveillance and surveillance analysis could be better centralized. Various agencies could continue to collect the data, which would be funneled into one agency and put under a manageable scheme. When a veterinarian “is sitting out there at his desk and he wants to know something about foot-and-mouth, he doesn’t have to go to 27 different sites and miss the very site he wants. There ought to be a way to do it, and we have the technology,” he noted.

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