Horses exposed to the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) based on attending an event held in Utah will now be monitored through a national case reporting system. In addition, a guidance document was sent to State Animal Health Officials and Area Veterinarians in Charge (AVIC) in each state on Tuesday, May 17, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Service (VS).
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has extended the deadline for accredited veterinarians to elect to participate in the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) until further notice. Currently, accredited veterinarians must elect to continue their participation in the NVAP in order to maintain accredited status.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services program (VS) is seeking practitioner participation in a plan to test 3,000 stallions for Taylorella equigenitalis, the bacterium that causes contagious equine metritis (CEM).