Sheep and Goat Health

The Comment Period for a Proposed Rule to Update Scrapie Program Regulations Has Closed

On September 10, 2015 APHIS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to amend the regulations for the National Scrapie Eradication Program.  The comment period closed December 9, 2015.  The Final Rule is being drafted. APHIS believes the update to the program will result in a more effective disease eradication program, with a more flexible approach to disease investigations and affected flock management and more consistent animal identification and recordkeeping requirements.

Business Plan for Sheep and Goat Health FY 2015 - FY 2018


 

National Scrapie Eradication Program

The goal of the National Scrapie Eradication Program is to prevent the spread and eventually eliminate scrapie in the United States

Sheep Management and Health Studies

VS’ National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) analyzes and reports on sheep health and management practices to provide a snapshot, national in scope.


Goat Management and Health Studies

VS’ National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) analyzes and reports on goat health
and management practices to provide a snapshot, national in scope

 
Schmallenberg Virus

APHIS VS has placed additional restrictions on shipments of ruminant semen and embryos (germplasm) to address the emergence of Schmallenberg virus in Europe.


Zoonotic Diseases of Sheep and Goats

The APHIS Veterinary Services Sheep and Goat Health Program partners with State and local agencies and allied Federal agencies to provide public education on zoonotic disease threats.


Biosecurity for Sheep and Goat Producers

Biosecurity on your farm is a key element to preventing the introduction of disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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