While the world is still focused on SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, US animal health officials and poultry producers have been monitoring and taking action to prevent the spread of another highly pathogenic virus-Avian Influenza-from entering the country.  As reported on the website of the Office of Epizooties (the World Organization for Animal

A bill recently introduced in Rhode Island, S2180, would amend that state’s veterinary practice act by “allowing non-veterinarians to perform certain husbandry procedures that are commonly performed by owners of animal pets and livestock.”

Specifically, amendments provide that the practice of veterinary medicine does not include:

A person who conducts routine vaccinations or testing of