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Organisation Reference Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - USDA (APHIS)
Wildpro Referenced Responsibilities:- Conventions, Legislation, Codes of Conduct, Manuals

This web-link has been created as part of the "Foot-and-Mouth Disease" and "Managing for West Nile Virus Infection in the USA" Wildpro volume. Consult the Specific Section References at the end of this page for related links.

The following link connects to the main West Nile virus section:

A list of "Laboratories Approved to Conduct Chronic Wasting Disease Testing" is linked below:

Notes The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The following information is quoted directly, unabridged, as the "APHIS Mission" section of the Website:

"The mission of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is to protect America's animal and plant resources by:

  • Safeguarding resources from exotic invasive pests and diseases
  • Monitoring and managing agricultural pests and diseases existing in the United States
  • Resolving and managing trade issues related to animal or plant health, and
  • Ensuring the humane care and treatment of animals.

 To carry out our mission:

  • We guard U.S. borders against foreign agricultural pests and diseases. Our USDA Beagle Brigade helps find prohibited agricultural materials carried by international travelers. We search for and monitor agricultural diseases and pests.
  • We take emergency action if foreign pests or diseases get past our border defenses. We protect animal health by fighting certain domestic animal diseases and making sure veterinary biologics are safe, pure, potent and effective.
  • We use biological controls and integrated pest management to help fight insects and plant diseases.
  • We facilitate agricultural exports through scientifically based sanitary and phytosanitary standards.
  • We control wildlife damage and help protect endangered species.
  • We enhance the humane care of animals used in research, exhibition, and the wholesale pet trade.
  • We make sure of the safety of genetically engineered plants and other products of agricultural biotechnology."

The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) provide the following services:

Diagnosis for domestic and foreign animal diseases 
Diagnostic support for disease control and eradication programs 
Import and export testing of animals 
Laboratory certification for selected diseases

The NVSL is composed of four testing laboratories. All are located in Ames, Iowa, except the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL) which is located on Plum Island, New York.

Dates Referenced April 2001, June 2003
Contact Details Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
12th & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250

National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) Addresses:

Ames Facility [Use this address for CWD Testing]

P.O. Box 844
IA 50010

1800 Dayton Avenue
IA 50010

Tel: (515) 663-7200

New York Facility

P.O. Box 848
NY 11944-0848

Mainland Warehouse
Route 25
Orient Point
NY 11957

Tel: (631) 323-3200

Website Address




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Specific References (Please note - website addresses change frequently and all references are dated accordingly. If hyperlinks are no longer active, please inform us)

Reference Section of Website Specific Website link
W30.Apl01.sib1 Foot and Mouth Disease http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/fmd/index.html 
W30.Apl01.sib2 On-line training Module for Vesicular Diseases http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ep/fad_training
W30.Jun01.sib1 Foot and Mouth Disease Prevention Information For Passengers Traveling To The United States From FMD Infected Regions of the World (Full text available) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/fmd/travinfo.html
W30.Nov01.WNV1 West Nile Virus (WNV)
Contains links to the notices and warnings on West Nile Virus in 2001 issued by the APHIS-VS Emergency Management Operations Center (EMOC).

[link formerly http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/wnv/]

W30.Nov01.WNV2 Fact Sheet on West Nile Virus http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/pubs/westnf.pdf
W30.Nov01.WNV3 Prevention and Control of West Nile Virus Infection in Equine and Other Livestock or Poultry 
August 2001
W30.Nov01.WNV4 Guidelines for Investigating Suspect West Nile Virus Cases in Equine Veterinary Services 
July 2001
W30.Nov01.WNV5 West Nile Virus in Equids in the North Eastern United States in 2000 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ceah/wnvreport.pdf
W30.Nov01.WNV6 West Nile Virus in the United States, 2000 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/wnv/summary2000.html
W30.Nov01.WNV7 Summary of West Nile Virus in the United States, 1999 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ep/WNV/summary.html
W30.Nov01.WNV8 West Nile Virus : Questions and Answers http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/pubs/westnfqa.pdf
W30.Nov01.WNV9 Update on the Current Status of West Nile Virus  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/wnv/wnvstats.html
W30.Nov01.WNV10 Map of Confirmed Equine Cases http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/wnv/wnvmap.pdf
W30.Nov01.WNV11 Restrictions on Equidae being Imported into the European Union  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/wnv/restrieu.html
W30.Nov01.WNV12 Veterinary Services Emergency Programs http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ep/
W30.23May02.CWD1 Proposed National Program for Captive Elk http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/cwd_program.htm
W30.12Apr03.CWD1 Chronic Wasting Disease [Index] http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/issues/cwd/cwd.html
W30.12Apr03.CWD2 Chronic Wasting Disease Position Paper 08/20/02 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/issues/cwd/cwdposition.html
W30.12Apr03.CWD3 USDA Actions on Chronic Wasting Disease May 2002 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/fsheet_faq_notice
W30.12Apr03.CWD4 Questions and Answers About Chronic Wasting Disease 09/02  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/fsheet_faq_notice/faq_ahcwd.html
W30.12Apr03.CWD5 Chronic Wasting Disease Factsheet Veterinary Services November 2002 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/fsheet_faq_notice/fs_ahcwd.html
W30.12Apr03.CWD6 Chronic Wasting Disease Funding Factsheet (October 2001) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/fsheet_faq_notice
W30.09Jun03.CWD1 Press Releases: USDA ISSUES PERMIT FOR CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE ANTIGEN TEST KIT (November 14, 2002) http://aphisweb.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/news/2002/11/cwdtest_vs.html
W30.09Dec03.CWD1 Laboratories Approved to Conduct Chronic Wasting Disease Testing As of November 5, 2003 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nvsl/LabCertification/cwdlabs.htm
W30.12Jan04.CWD1 Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Captive Deer and Elk [Federal Register Proposed Rules Wednesday December 24, 2003] http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2003

[Accessible from: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppd/rad/webrepor.html]

W30.28Jan04.WNV1 Animal Disease Alert 
West Nile Virus: Protecting Your Horses
W30.28Jan04.WNV2 Clarification on the issue of the West Nile Virus Vaccine: Vaccine Safe for Use http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/issues/wnv/wnv_vaccine.html
W30.03Sept04.R1 USDA COOPERATES WITH TENNESSEE AND VIRGINIA TO STOP THE SPREAD OF RACCOON RABIES http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/news/2004/08/tennrabies_ws.html
W30.07April06.w1 Handling Fish Fed to Fish-Eating Animals: A Manual of Standard Operating Procedures http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ac/fishfeed.html
W30.07April06.w2 Handling Frozen/Thawed Meat and Prey Items Fed to Captive Exotic Animals: A Manual of Standard Operating Procedures http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/downloads/big_cat/

2005 Code of Federal Regulations 

Title 9 -- Animals and Animal Products 

Chapter 1 -- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture 

Subpart E -- Specifications for the Humane Handling, Care, Treatment, and Transportation of Marine Mammals 

and subsequent pages to http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ac/publications/AWR/9cfr3.118.txt

Accessible from: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/awr.shtml

W30.Mar08.w1 Wildlife Services: Preventing Rabies http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/pub_ws_rabies.html
W30.May08.w1 Veterinary Biological Products Licensees and Permittees December 2007 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/vet_biologics/
W30.May08.w2 Equine 2005 Part I: Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management, 2005 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ceah/ncahs/nahms/
W30.May08.w3 Equine 2005 Part II: Changes in the U.S. Equine Industry, 1998-2005 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ceah/ncahs/nahms/
W30.May08.w4 2006 Equine West Nile Virus Final Summary Report http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/wnv/
W30.May08.w5 2007 Equine West Nile Virus Final Summary Report http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/wnv/

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