USDA Seeks Proposals for New Animal Health Programs

September 5, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced an opportunity to fund animal health training and exercises under the new National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program. NADPRP is one of three major animal-health initiatives in …

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H7N3 HPAI Reported in Mexico

August 15, 2019

Four new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) linked to the H7N3 virus variant have been confirmed in Mexico. The disease was detected in two backyard flocks in the states of Vera Cruz and …

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USDA Plan for Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

August 15, 2019

This week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced plans for new animal health activities using funding provided in the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill established a three-part program to support animal disease …

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UEP Brings Animal Health Concerns to House Ag Panel

July 25, 2019

The biggest challenges to animal agriculture “come from sources we can’t see,” namely the microorganisms that carry avian influenza, virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) and other animal health threats, a California egg producer told members of …

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Newcastle Detections Decline in California

June 6, 2019

USDA confirmed one additional premise positive for virulent Newcastle disease (vND) on May 29 in backyard exhibition chickens in San Bernardino County. The number of detections is decreasing due to swift eradication efforts and increased …

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