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Karen Eggert    (202) 690-4178
Teresa Howes  (970) 494-7410

USDA RELEASES 2006 U.S. ANIMAL HEALTH REPORT

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2007--The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released the 2006 U.S. Animal Health Report, a national overview of domestic animal health in the United States.  The report addresses the many components of the U.S. animal health infrastructure; approaches to animal disease surveillance, control and eradication; animal population demographics and new initiatives.  In addition, the report describes significant epidemiologic events during the year.

The 2006 report includes a chapter on animal health research underway by collaborating agencies within USDA and U.S. schools of veterinary medicine.  Also new this year is a chapter on international collaboration and capacity-building projects.  This chapter describes numerous training, educational and outreach programs underway to safeguard and improve animal health globally.

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