Mutli-State drill focuses on Beaver County to stop Foot and Mouth Outbreak

Turpin, OK --  An exercise to test the response to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease stopped livestock trucks passing through Beaver County on Thursday.

Oklahoma and Kansas state police, along with Beaver and Texas County Sheriff's Officers, questioned drivers along Highway 83 in Turpin.

Working in conjunction with the State of Kansas, officers did the same on Highway 183 in Sitka.

The exercise was designed to simulate conditions if either state ordered a stop in livestock transports to keep foot-and-mouth disease from spreading.

Officials said with an actual outbreak, a state could order livestock haulers and others to turn back, or it could hold livestock for inspection.