USDA APHIS | National Aquatic Animal Health Plan

National Aquatic Animal Health Plan for the United States - USDA APHIS
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The federal agencies with primary responsibility for aquatic animal health are the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through its Animal and Plant Health Inspections Service, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) through the NOAA Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These agencies are leading the development and implementation of the NAAHP from the federal perspective and under the auspices of the Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture (JSA), a federal interagency coordinating group. However, agencies recognize the necessity of partnerships and collaboration for NAAHP efforts to be successful.
There is a commitment within the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework to publish each year an annual Implementation Plan.
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APHIS provides agricultural producers with a broad range of cooperative programs for protecting the health of animals and plants. Aquaculture, the managed production of aquatic plants and animals, is one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agribusiness. Because of this rapid expansion, accredited veterinarians are becoming integral to the practice of aquaculture. |  |  | Canine Health Plan
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Photo provided by FlickrThe Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework is our plan for improving animal health & welfare standards for kept animals.
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It is important to have a health plan for any animal you may own because you do not what it to be sick. You also do not want to have to spend money at the vet to help care for your animal. Also you should be have a good prevention plan because you want to make sure that all animals that you have are healthy and happy :)We have plans tailored for , , , and as well as several upgrades to our adult health plans. The Silver and Gold upgrades include additional testing and preventative screenings for disease in your pet. These are especially important when your pet is middle aged or older (5-7 years old for dogs, and 6-8 years old for cats) as that is when many diseases start to present in blood work. The also makes sure you can plan for and get your pet’s important yearly oral health exam and cleaning. Details on the upgrades are available on the adult cat and adult dog plan pages!Additionally in the initial development of a herd health program it is good to establish a plan to meet the management needs of the herd. It is important to remember cattle need to be most protected as they enter times of stress or when their health will be challenged. Many times periods of stress are elevated when a change occurs in the weather or the management of animals. For example, stress occurs when calves are weaned or again when they are co-mingled with other animals. Calves will remain healthy as long as their level of protection or immunity is higher than the level of stress they are exposed to.We have plans tailored for , , , and as well as several upgrades to our adult health plans. The Silver and Gold upgrades include additional testing and preventative screenings for disease in your pet. These are especially important when your pet is middle aged or older (5-7 years old for dogs, and 6-8 years old for cats) as that is when many diseases start to present in blood work. The also makes sure you can plan for and get your pet’s important yearly oral health exam and cleaning. Details on the upgrades are available on the adult cat and adult dog plan pages!Elkwood Animal Hospital is excited to announce that we are now offering wellness care Health Plans for your pets! These plans include all the routine vaccines, vaccination exams, and testing we recommend for your pet on a yearly basis, as well as special subscriber discounts on select products and services!The Secretary of Agriculture may enter into a cooperative agreement with an eligible entity to carry out a project under a national aquatic animal health plan under the authority of the Secretary under section 10411 of the Animal Health Protection Act () for the purpose of detecting, controlling, or eradicating diseases of aquaculture species and promoting species-specific best management practices.