As 2018 draws to a close, APHIS has released a report of accomplishments, including progress in animal disease traceability, biotechnology, invasive species, trade issues, biosecurity and other regulatory issues.
Following the recent outbreak of screwworm flies in Florida, the USDA۪s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) program has released an environmental assessment of its plans for pr
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’ will begin its annual distribution of oral rabies vaccine baits in select areas in the eastern United States to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies.
Over 45 countries this week renewed their commitment to globally eradicate by 2030, Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious disease responsible for the death of millions of sheep and goats each year.
APHIS’ Wildlife Services and its cooperators will begin distributing baits on or about August 2 across rural areas by airplanes and in suburban or urban areas by helicopters, vehicles and bait stations.
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announces a finding of no significant impact related to oral rabies vaccine (ORV) field trials in New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Wildlife have contributed to the spread of cattle fever ticks into Texas from Mexico, and the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is exploring strategic use of ivermectin in wildlife feed as
I wanted to share a few upcoming changes to the VS Executive Team, which focus on succession planning and supports an organization that is best positioned to safeguard the health, quality, and marketability of our Natio
A recent online blog in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about a Georgia farmer who was attached by his rabid cow makes light of the incident, but rabies in livestock is no joke.
The author, George Mathis, says after th
While we think of wild animals as the primary carriers of rabies, domestic livestock including cattle are susceptible to the virus, and because of their more frequent contact with humans, can pose a risk of transmission.