|9/16/21||USDA Issues Federal Order as Part of Establishment of Foreign Animal Disease Protection Zone in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to Protect from African Swine Fever|
|9/7/21||USDA Hosting African Swine Fever Action Week September 13-17|
|8/31/21||APHIS Concurs with the World Organisation for Animal Health’s Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Risk Designations for Ecuador and Serbia|
|8/26/21||USDA Continuing African Swine Fever Prevention Efforts – Preparing to Establish Foreign Animal Disease Protection Zone to Safeguard Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Entire U.S. Swine Industry|
|8/24/21||USDA Announces Proposed Framework for Advancing Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and Other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases through the American Rescue Plan|
NVAP is a USDA program where licensed veterinarians can choose to take additional training to become an NVAP accredited veterinarian. NVAP accredited vets are authorized to certify the health status of livestock and other animals. Learn how to become an accredited veterinarian.
APHIS laboratory services are provided by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa and Orient Point (Plum Island), New York. The NVSL provides a wide variety of information and services, centered around diagnosis of domestic and foreign animal diseases, support of disease control and eradication programs, reagents for diagnostic testing, training, and laboratory certification.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) has created the International Animal Product Export Regulations (IREGS) to provide exporters with our best understanding of importing countries requirements for certain animal-origin products.
APHIS' mission is to safeguard the health of our nation's agricultural resources. Our many animal health experts work closely with other federal agencies, states, foreign governments, industry and professional groups, and others to enhance international trade and cooperation while preventing the introduction of dangerous and costly pests and diseases.