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APHIS Publications
This Web page provides access to all outreach publications currently available from USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in print, PDF format, or both. The publications presented here are organized according to category, title, date, item type, and publication number (if applicable). To search for specific publications, use Ctrl+F to search text or the keyword search and custom sorts and data filters below.

How to Order Copies
If available in printed form and in stock, you may order copies of an APHIS publication through the APHIS Publications Ordering System. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery of your items. NOTICE: The APHIS Publications Ordering System requires Java Version 8 Update 51 or higher to view and order the available publications. 

Instructions on placing an order using the APHIS Publications Ordering System.


If you have any questions about your order, contact APHIS' Publication and Distribution Management Team.

Please note that APHIS now publishes many of its publications online only. If you have questions about a publication's availability, contact APHIS' Legislative and Public Affairs office at 301-851-4100.

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The Animal Welfare Act Prohibitions on Animal Fighting
[Program Aid #: APHIS 41-05-014]
Animal Welfare Act2015Animal WelfareFactsheet (color)
The Horse Protection Act: Responsibilities of Horse Show ManagementHorse Protection Act (HPA)2015Animal WelfareFactsheet
Animal Care Externship Program for College and University Students
[Program Aid #: PA 2138]
APHIS Mission2015Animal WelfareBrochure
Federal Oversight of Animal Use in Research Facilities
[Program Aid #: APHIS 41-05-011]
Research2014Animal WelfareFactsheet (color)
Regulation of Dog/Cat Breeders and DealersAnimal Dealers2014Animal WelfareFactsheet (BW, Q&A)
Appeals ProcessAnimal Welfare Act (AWA)2014Animal WelfareFactsheet (BW)
Does APHIS' New Retail Pet Rule Impact Me?Pets (Dog, Cats, Birds, other)2013Animal WelfareFactsheet (color)
Retail Pet Store Final RulePets (Dog, Cats, Birds, other)2013Animal Welfare/Animal HealthFactsheet (BW, Q&A)
The Animal Welfare Act Guidelines for County and State Fairs
[Program Aid #: APHIS 41-05-013]
Animal Welfare Act (AWA)2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (color)
Animal Welfare ActAnimal Welfare Act (AWA)2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (color)
El Acta del Bienestar AnimalAnimal Welfare Act (AWA)2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (color)
Questions and Answers: Inspection Procedures in Response to an Incident or Adverse Event Animal Welfare Act (AWA)2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (BW, Q&A)
Compliance Inspections
[Program Aid #: APHIS 41-05-012]
Animal Welfare Act (AWA)2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (color)
Animal ExhibitorsAnimals2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (BW)
Questions and Answers: Guidelines for the Control of TB in ElephantsElephants2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (BW, Q&A)
La Ley de Proteccion del CaballoHorse Protection Act (HPA)2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (color)
The Horse Protection ActHorse Protection Act (HPA)2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (color)
Animal Care's Use of ThermographyHorses (Equine)2012Animal WelfareFactsheet (BW, Q&A) | Policies & Links | Digital Strategy | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement
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