July 16, 2004
July 16, 2004 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) this week issued an amendment to the brucellosis indemnity regulations via the Federal Register. The final rule now allows APHIS to pay indemnity for sheep, goats and horses destroyed due to brucellosis.
According to APHIS, this action makes it easier to eliminate affected herds/flocks and infected animals as sources of infection by encouraging herd and flock owners to cooperate with their brucellosis eradication program. This action is also intended to help reduce the incidence of brucellosis and the likelihood of it spreading within the United States.
Under the rule, the amount of indemnity will be the fair market value of each animal, minus salvage, received for the animal.
Staff contact: Paul Rodgers, 303-771-3500