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Protecting Animal Health
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WSDA protects animals and humans from contagious animal diseases. To prevent animal diseases from entering the state, veterinarians examine animals and monitor health certificates that are required for all animals entering the state. WSDA also tests cattle blood and milk to detect and eliminate disease.
WSDA has developed a state plan to respond to foreign animal diseases and highly infectious animal diseases. The agency has conducted exercises with local and federal agencies to ensure the state is ready to respond to and control an animal disease outbreak.
Livestock and poultry producers
WSDA has developed guidance to help Washington livestock producers protect animals from exposure to disease.
Feed security requirements
The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 requires anyone who manufactures, processes, packs, distributes, receives, or holds feed for consumption by animals in the U.S., to:
Feed security guidance
To evaluate your operations for security, review the Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration March 21, 2003.
Report suspicious behavior
If you observe suspicious activities on your farm or ranch, contact:
Animal disease emergency response plan
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