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NAHLN TESTING - UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, WYOMING STATE VETERINARY LABORATORY
Maintaining the health of the nation's domestic animal and wildlife populations is necessary for national security, economic viability, and public health. Some animal diseases that are currently present in the country's animal populations or that are exotic to the United States are of special concern. The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), a system of state veterinary diagnostic laboratories, was created to assist USDA-APHIS-VS in their surveillance efforts for these diseases. These state laboratories serve as a first line of defense against these diseases. Through continued surveillance, national animal health and security officials are able to maintain an awareness of the incidence and distribution of such diseases that currently affect native animal populations. Early detection of exotic animal diseases will assist the federal government in control, eradication, and help mitigate the adverse effects, including those that impact the nation's security and economic viability.
USDA CRIS Project Information Link: 0219000