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USDA Seeks Comment on Draft Select Agent Policy Statement on Studying Brucella Species in Large Animal Outdoor Containment


Summary:
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking comment on a draft policy statement through the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) on research with Brucella species in outdoor settings. The policy statement will allow researchers to conduct brucellosis studies in large animals that cannot be easily housed or studied indoors. The ability to conduct outdoor host animal studies involving swine, elk, bison, and cattle will help APHIS gain important tools and information to continue with brucellosis eradication.

The draft policy statement available to the public for review and comment here


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