Entities responsible for animals covered by the AWA will be required to establish and implement contingency planning for emergency response by USDA, APHIS once a proposed rule is finally adopted
Continue Reading Time to comment on USDA, APHIS proposed rule requiring Contingency Plans for licensees and registrants ends August 24, 2021.

State Departments of Emergency Management prepare and respond to natural disasters by implementing the orchestrated emergency response plans, which state, federal and non-profit partners help develop over the years. These
Continue Reading Help for animal owners and businesses affected by recent hurricanes

Equine herpes virus-1, a sometimes deadly virus that can cause myeloencephalopathy in some infected horses (Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy or EHM), has surfaced at one horse farm in Union County, NJ,
Continue Reading Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)—a devastating, infectious neurological disease affecting horses—continues to threaten equine health.

A “Good Samaritan” bill, S 3134, introduced in the New Jersey Senate on May 8, 2017 would “provide immunity from civil liability for veterinarians or emergency responders who assist
Continue Reading Bills would extend existing immunity from veterinarians to all emergency responders who aid animals during emergencies.