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New USDA requirements for livestock movement

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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WASHINGTON — To help prevent additional cattle from contracting avian influenza, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is establishing new regulations for interstate exchange of cattle.

These regulations will go into effect on April 29, 2024.

According to the USDA, the regulations include:

For mandatory testing of interstate movement of dairy cattle.

· Prior to interstate movement, dairy cattle are required to receive a negative test for Influenza A virus at an approved National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) laboratory.

· Owners of herds in which dairy cattle test positive for interstate movement will be required to provide epidemiological information. . .

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