December 21, 2007
December 21, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the 2006 U.S. Animal Health Report, a national overview of domestic animal health in the United States. The report addresses the many components of the U.S. animal health infrastructure; approaches to animal disease surveillance, control and eradication; animal population demographics and new initiatives. In addition, the report describes significant epidemiologic events during the year.
The 2006 report includes a chapter on animal health research underway by collaborating agencies within USDA and U.S. schools of veterinary medicine. Also new this year is a chapter on international collaboration and capacity-building projects. This chapter describes numerous training, educational and outreach programs underway to safeguard and improve animal health globally.
The report can be found online at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/printable_version/06_AHReport_508.pdf