The 2009 United States Animal Health Report offers an in-depth look at the status of APHIS programs and strategies that help ensure the health of U.S. livestock, poultry, and aquaculture. In particular, the report examines the significant animal health events of 2009, and highlights areas of strategic focus essential to maintaining a dynamic, flexible animal health safeguarding system.
Table of Contents (pdf)
Chapter 1: Significant Animal Health Events in 2009 (pdf)
Part of the APHIS VS mission is to coordinate the response to disease outbreaks and other epidemiological and animal health events that occur in the United States. This chapter documents several important events during 2009.
Chapter 2: Prevention and Preparedness (pdf)
APHIS VS works to protect the Nation's animal health and facilitate safe agricultural trade. This chapter highlights VS programs and activities aimed at disease prevention and preparedness. These include efforts to ensure safe imports and exports, conduct regulatory functions, and prepare for animal health emergencies.
Chapter 3: Animal Disease Surveillance and Management (pdf)
This chapter describes some of the APHIS programs designed to prevent, detect, or manage diseases that threaten the biological and commercial health of U.S. aquaculture, livestock, and poultry industries.
Chapter 4: Diagnostics, Veterinary Biologics, and Disease Reporting (pdf)
This chapter highlights the key 2009 accomplishments of APHIS' National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL), Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB), and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN). The chapter also describes some of APHIS' disease reporting functions, such as the National Animal Health Reporting System (NAHRS) and the online reporting of equine arboviral diseases.
Chapter 5: Small Enterprise Production (pdf)
This chapter provides an overview of statistics gathered from the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Beef 2007-08 study, and the NAHMS' first national study of the goat industry. Both studies examined the priority health and health-management issues facing these industries where small operations continue to play a significant role.
Appendix 1 - Overview of U.S. Livestock, Poultry, and Aquaculture Production in 2009 and Statistics on Major Commodities (pdf)
Appendix 2: U.S. Status of OIE Reportable Diseases, 2009 (pdf)
Appendix 3: Animal Health Contacts in the United States (pdf)
Appendix 4: Acronyms and Abbreviations (pdf)