Tribal Listening Session Webinar on the “ Animal Disease Traceability Framework”
June 23 @ 12:00 pm CDT
USDA and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Tribal Listening Session on the “Animal Disease Traceability Framework”
The national animal disease traceability (ADT) framework allows Federal, State, Tribal, and private animal health professionals to work together to identify diseased animals, quickly trace their movements, and control disease spread to protect the livestock industry, whose production value was approximately $64 billion in 2020 (National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA). The ADT framework enables state, tribal, and federal animal health officials to trace an animal from the location of official identification application to the animal’s last location, which is often the termination point or slaughter plant. Knowledge of the location of diseased and exposed animals helps preserve animal health; enables a rapid response in case of an animal disease event; reduces animal illnesses and deaths during outbreaks; and decreases the long term cost to producers, consumers, and the government. This system also assures our trading partners that the USDA and State partners can rapidly contain an animal disease event.
During this listening session they would like to take the time to update Tribal Nations on the current traceability program, provide overview of regulatory changes that are proposed, and invite you to comment when a proposed rule update is published this summer.
If you have questions about the webinar, please contact APHIS’ Office of National Tribal Liaison (ONTL) Program Analyst Denise Salvetti at email@example.com.