04 Oct APHIS Celebrates African Swine Fever Preparedness and Prevention Accomplishments
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is celebrating the Agency’s many successful efforts to prevent African swine fever (ASF) from reaching the United States and prepare for a possible introduction of the disease. In honor of ASF Action Week, APHIS is recognizing the continuing efforts to prevent this deadly swine disease from reaching our shores.
“Keeping U.S. animals healthy is our top priority,” said Dr. Rosemary Sifford, U.S. Chief Veterinary Officer. “The United States has always had a system of interlocking safeguards in place to protect against foreign animal diseases, however the spread of ASF abroad made us review and strengthen our protections.”
Some of the Agency’s major accomplishments in these areas include…
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