|4/22/21||Confirmation of COVID-19 in Otters at an Aquarium in Georgia|
|4/20/21||APHIS Announces Availability of Funding to Control and Prevent Chronic Wasting Disease|
|3/25/21||Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Adds India to List of Regions Affected with African Swine Fever|
|3/23/21||USDA Announces Intent to Pursue Rulemaking on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Use in Animal Disease Traceability|
|3/16/21||USDA and CFIA Establish Protocol to Minimize Trade Disruptions in the Event of an ASF Detection in Feral Swine|
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.