The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making an environmental assessment available for public review and comment. This EA covers the environmental impacts of field testing a new vaccine to protect poultry chicks against Marek’s disease and Newcastle disease. This field test is needed prior to requesting licensing for the vaccine. More information is available here.
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