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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

APHIS Announces Environmental Assessment to Field Test a Bursal Disease-Marek’s Disease Vaccine


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared an environmental assessment to authorize the shipment and field testing of an unlicensed Bursal Disease-Marek’s Disease vaccine.  The vaccine is intended for use in chickens and eggs, as an aid to help prevent infectious Bursal disease-Marek’s disease. Under the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act, APHIS has the authority to issue licenses to qualified participants that produce veterinary biological products.  The assessment will be available for review and comment for 30 days, and may be viewed here

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