You may find the US National Animal Health Emergency System (NAHEMS)
interesting, with its attention to cooperation, collaboration and
preparedness ("prevent, prepare, respond, recover").

http://www.usaha.org/NAHEMS/n01anrpt.pdf

The first part discusses progress on the 7 "Action Guidelines", with a
progress report on each in an appendix:

1. Strengthen Partnerships and Networks
2. Reinforce Federal, State and Industry Coordination
3. Support Animal Disease Research and Diagnostics
4. Improve Monitoring and Surveillance / International and Domestic
Coordination Objectives
5. Expand Training, Education and Public Awareness
6. Build a National Preparedness and Response Infrastructure
7. Develop Emergency Preparedness and Response Contingency Plans

Then there is a list of 5 goals and their objectives:
1. Build an effective and coordinated national response infrastructure
2. Develop coordinated emergency response plans and agreements
3. Improve the national animal health surveillance system
4. Improve the research and development that support the NAHEMS,
  ..objective 1. Facilitate information exchange of US & global research
initiatives in support of animal health & emergency
management.  a. Create a database (a webpage w/in the NAHEMS web site) of
concurrent research activities in animal health emergency management . (Ex:
biosecurity, rapid diagnostics, policy issues, etc.)
    objective 2.  Assess research & policy activities for gaps or
requirements....
5. Expand training, education, and public awareness to support the NAHEMS.

At one point during the meeting which discussed these issues, someone
explained that "we have enough legislation, we don't need any more".  If
only the UK would concentrate more on cooperative rather than legal efforts
we might be in a better state of preparedness here for the next emergency.

MM