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National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN)


APHIS Announces Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management!

The 2018 Farm Bill established the opportunity for annual National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) Enhancement funding. NAHLN laboratories are asked to develop projects that will build a network successful in providing early detection of significant animal disease, rapid response to the presence of a confirmed disease and appropriate recovery from an outbreak.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) is announcing the availability of up to $15 million in funds to be divided between the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) and the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP), with a target of $5 million in funds to NAHLN. This funding will support NAHLN initiatives to support projects that enhance test development and validation, emergency preparedness, electronic data management and exercises and drills centered on the laboratory.

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About NAHLN
Learn more about the organization, mission, and vision of the NAHLN.

NAHLN Activities
View VS Program diseases under NAHLN's scope, a list of NAHLN SOPs, information on NAHLN's IT and secure messaging, plus recent training and preparedness activities.

NAHLN Laboratories 
View lists of approved NAHLN laboratories, plus requirements for membership in the NAHLN and information about being a NAHLN lab.

NAHLN-Related Publications
This section contains the NAHLN Quarterly newsletter, brochures, white papers, updates, and other NAHLN-related publications.

Surveillance and Preparedness Efforts 
NAHLN laboratories perform targeted surveillance and response testing for both endemic and foreign animal diseases.

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