NASDA is committed to working with intergovernmental agencies and industry stakeholders to foster a collaborative, One Health approach to animal health initiatives. State departments of agriculture regulate and oversee animal health programs in the state, while being the first line of defense against animal disease outbreaks.

An outbreak of a foreign animal disease, like African swine fever, could cripple the entire agricultural sector with long-lasting ramifications for the economic viability of U.S. livestock production. Timely prevention, identification, control, and, where appropriate, eradication of animal diseases is essential to U.S. agricultural production, food security, public health, animal welfare and international market access.

Featured Resources
2022 Animal Health One-Pager APHIS Proposed Rule
USDA Talking Points on H5 Avian Influenza in Washington State NASDA Survey on State Feed Regulations – July 19, 2002
New Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Gets Licensed For Use on Cattle Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases Recommendations
USDA, DOI, and HHS Expand Screening for Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza in Migratory Birds FMD Resource Site
USDA Proposes to Change Domestic Quarantine Regulations Regarding Exotic Newcastle Disease United States Animal Health Report (APHIS) 2004
Third Death in Turkey Reported Animal Health Briefs

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