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Sheep and Goat Health

The mission of USDA APHIS Sheep and Goat Health Program is to partner with the States, Industry, allied Federal agencies, and other stakeholders to safeguard the health of the U.S. sheep and goat populations; facilitate trade in sheep, goats and their products; and identify and address health issues that arise at the human-sheep/goat interface, and between wildlife and domestic sheep/goats.

According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, value of sales for the sheep and goat sector of United States agriculture increased 33 percent over the sales figure from the 2007 census. During 2012 sales of sheep and goats and their products totaled $939.7 million, accounting for 0.2 percent of all agricultural products sold in the United States.  Additionally, in 2012 there were approximately 115,000 sheep and goat farms, accounting for 5.4% of all farms in the United States. Maintaining the health of sheep and goats is important economically and for maintaining a safe and available food supply.

Business Plan for Sheep and Goat Health FY 2015 - FY 2018


 

National Scrapie Eradication Program

The goal of the National Scrapie Eradication Program is to prevent the spread and eventually eliminate scrapie in the United States

Sheep Management and Health Studies

VS’ National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) analyzes and reports on sheep health and management practices to provide a snapshot, national in scope.


Goat Management and Health Studies

VS’ National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) analyzes and reports on goat health and management practices to provide a snapshot, national in scope


Schmallenburg Virus

APHIS VS has placed additional restrictions on shipments of ruminant semen and embryos (germplasm) to address the emergence of Schmallenberg virus in Europe.

 


Zoonotic Diseases of Sheep and Goats

The sheep and goat health center partners with State and local agencies and allied Federal agencies to provide public education on zoonotic disease threats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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