A State and Federal Partnership to Safeguard Animal Health
When a large-scale animal-disease outbreak occurs, tracking its progress and performing diagnostic tests on thousands of diagnostic samples is a big challenge. To get the job done, it is very important that all the parties involved--Federal agencies and laboratories managed by State governments and universities--communicate and collaborate effectively. The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) now forms part of a nationwide strategy to coordinate the work of all organizations providing animal disease surveillance and testing services.
Click here to learn more about the organization, mission, and vision of the NAHLN.
Click here to 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.
Click here to view lists of approved NAHLN laboratories, plus requirements for membership in the NAHLN and information about being a NAHLN lab.
Surveillance and Preparedness Efforts
NAHLN laboratories perform targeted surveillance and response testing for both endemic and foreign animal diseases.
Contact information for the NAHLN Program Office