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NAHLN funding will support multiple projects that will enhance the ability of NAHLN laboratories to respond to an adverse animal health event.
APHIS Invites Proposals for Disease Prevention and Emergency Response

USDA is announcing the open period to apply for 2019 funding for the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.

After reviewing comments, APHIS made considerable effort to address all concerns while maintaining program integrity.
APHIS Finalizes CWD Herd Certification Program Standards

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has finalized the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program Standards that were originally published on March 29, 2018 for stakeholder feedback.

The site contains web links for obtaining premises identification numbers (PIN) and location identifiers (LID) within livestock producers' respective States.
USDA APHIS Launches Interactive Map for Premises ID

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) launched an interactive website that provides livestock producers with important information.

The new standards aim to speed approval of new technology in official identification devices.
APHIS Revises Standards for ADT Tags

In recent months, APHIS has revised the Animal Disease Traceability program standards for approving new tags entering the market.

These projects will document how to link ultrahigh frequency backtags with other identification devices to collect animal movement and disease program data.
APHIS Offers Funds for ID, Traceability Projects

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the availability of $1 million in cooperative agreement funding to support animal disease traceability (ADT) and electronic identification for cattle.

Scientific studies show that sheep with certain genotypes are resistant to or less susceptible to classical scrapie and are unlikely to get the disease.
USDA Updates Scrapie Regulations and Program Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating its scrapie regulations and program standards.