Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Website for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a multifaceted government agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of the USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues. The website provides extensive information on animal and plant health and disease topics, USDA regulations, control of invasive species, agricultural chemicals, and related public health issues. (Updated daily)

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