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APHIS Announces Revised NPIP Program Standards to Implement Compartmentalization Programs

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the availability of a revised National Poultry Improvement Plan program standard that defines the necessary processes and procedures for industry to participate in the compartmentalization program. Compartmentalization allows a country to define and manage animal groups with a distinct health status and common biosecurity program, following World Organization for Animal Health recommendations.  After the program is implemented, and if accepted by our international trading partners, compartmentalization will help us maintain our markets for poultry genetics (day-old chicks and hatching eggs) in the face of an HPAI outbreak.

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