08/29/2023 - MS Temporary Exceptions Due to Hurricane Idalia

Due to potential emergency conditions that appear likely due to Hurricane Idalia, Mississippi will make the following temporary exceptions…

05/15/2023 - Key Medical Antibiotics in Veterinary/Human Medicine to Become “Prescription Only” in June 2023

In June 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will implement the Guidance for Industry (GFI) #263…

APHIS Monitors Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

The United States has the strongest avian influenza surveillance program in the world. Through our ongoing wild bird surveillance program, APHIS collects and tests large numbers of samples from wild birds in the North American flyways. It is not uncommon to detect avian influenza in wild birds, as avian influenza viruses circulate freely in those populations without the birds appearing sick. In addition to monitoring for avian influenza in wild bird populations, APHIS monitors for the virus in commercial and backyard birds.

USDA 2022 Detections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

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