Animal Disease Reporting List Comment Period Underway

Dan Cattle, Livestock

USDA is currently accepting public comment on the list of reportable animal diseases and new ways to expedite the reporting process. Rod Bain has the story. Dr. Bruce Wagner, with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), explains existing animal health and disease reporting systems, and a proposal to create a new list of reportable animal diseases.

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Beagle Brigade Part of Animal Disease Prevention Plans

Dan Environment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the livestock industry are among partners in efforts to keep foreign animal disease threats out of our borders. And according to a story from Rod Bain, that includes using strategies like detector dogs at U.S. airports and port facilities. Beagle Brigade Part of Animal Disease Prevention Plans Image credit: A member of the …


Animal Ag Groups Ask for Permanent Funding for Disease Preparedness

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

A coalition of animal agriculture stakeholders is seeking permanent funding for disease preparedness programs in the farm bill. In a letter to the farm bill conferee members, who will be ironing out differences between the House and Senate bills, the group specifically seeks permanent full funding for the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program. The groups say permanent funding …