DiseasesAnimal Health and Production Compendium
A global database on animal health and production designed for use as a decision making tool. Focuses on farm animal diseases, nutrition, husbandry and breeding.
Animal Disease Information
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Includes those diseases notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as well as a number of reportable or zoonotic agents. You can sort by species, geography, clinical signs, transmission, or agent type.
National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD Center)
The FAZD Center performs research and develops products to defend the nation from high-consequence foreign animal and zoonotic diseases.
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Provides information on veterinary services from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases (EMPRES)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
A livestock program developed to fight against persisting and/or spreading transboundary animal diseases at a global level. Emphasis placed on early control of disease in developing countries.
GAO Report: Live Animal Imports. Agencies Need Better Collaboration to Reduce the Risk of Animal-Related Diseases. (PDF | 1.68MB)
Government Accountability Office.
GAO recommends that the Secretaries of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and the Interior develop a strategy to address barriers to agency collaboration that may allow potentially risky imported animals into the United States and jointly determine data needs to effectively oversee imported animals. In commenting on a draft of this report, the Departments of Agriculture, Interior and Homeland Security generally agreed with GAO's findings and recommendations. The Department of Health and Human Services provided technical comments only.
Animal Health Disease Cards
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Animal Production and Health Division.
This site provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge about the cause, nature and distribution of selected livestock diseases.
National Center for Animal Health Emergency Management (NCAHEM)
USDA. APHIS. Veterinary Services.
Develops strategies and policies for effective incident management and helps coordinate incident responses.
Animal Production and Animal Health
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Animal Production and Health Division.
Relevant and up-to-date information covering global farm animal disease concerns.
Office International des Epizooties.
Weekly publication of emergency notifications and animal health follow-up reports provided to the OIE by Member Countries.
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Searches for article citations in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) on animal diseases from January 2005 to the present. Or search for books and audiovisuals from 2000 to the present.
Screwworm Eradication Program Records
USDA. NAL. Rare and Special Collections.
Guide to collections pertaining to the USDA-led eradication of the screwworm from the United States, Mexico, and most of Central America.
Foreign Animal Disease Research
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Responsible for research and diagnosis to protect United States animal industries and exports against catastrophic economic losses caused by foreign animal disease agents accidentally or deliberately introduced into the United States.
USDA. APHIS. VS. National Center for Animal Health Programs.
Includes Scrapie disease fact sheet, certification program information and proposed rules.
National Animal Disease Center
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
The largest federal animal disease center in the United States. The center conducts research to solve animal health and food safety problems faced by livestock producers and the public.
Animal Health Forum
United States Animal Health Association.
This animal health forum is a science-based, non-profit organization aimed at preventing, controlling and eliminating livestock diseases.
Foreign Animal Diseases "The Gray Book" (PDF | 4.4 MB)
Committee on Foreign Animal Diseases of the United States Animal Health Association.
First published in 1954, this online searchable book gives up-to-date information on animal diseases foreign to the United States, including their diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology, prevention, control and eradication. Includes a photo gallery.
Animal Care and Food Safety
USDA. Economic Research Service.
ERS tracks animal health and welfare issues as they relate to food safety and the production and availability of animals for processing into meat.
Diseases and Pests of Poultry
Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Provides links to articles about poultry disease identification, symptoms, diagnosis, vaccination, and poultry external parasites.
The Merck Veterinary Manual
Merck & Co., Inc.
A comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information that includes over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1200 illustrations. Rapidly searchable by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword.
Zoonoses: Disease Transmission from Animals to Man, 1994
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
Zoonotic Diseases, 1997
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
Cockfighting and Exotic Newcastle Disease Transmission (PDF | 36 KB)
Congressional Record. House of Representatives.
Discussion in the House of Representatives on March 31, 2003 regarding the spread of Exotic Newcastle Disease in the United States by cockfighting.