USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released the agency's 2007 U.S. Animal Health Report.

The report provides a national overview of domestic animal health in the United States. It addresses the many components of the U.S. animal-health infrastructure; approaches to animal-disease surveillance, disease control and eradication; animal-population demographics; and new animal-health initiatives. In addition, the report describes significant epidemiologic events that occurred in 2007.

The report also includes a chapter devoted to strategic animal-health topics, including emergency planning and preparedness; national animal identification; and comprehensive, integrated animal-health surveillance.

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