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National Program 103: Animal Health
Accomplishment Report and Executive Summary
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National Program 103

Animal Health



During the 5-year period covered by this report, ARS scientists have provided scientific information that has significantly enhanced our knowledge of endemic and foreign animal diseases, including new and emerging diseases such as pandemic H1N1. Scientific information for zoonotic pathogens has been used widely to establish the safety of our food products and support the export of agricultural products. Importantly, a number of tools for detecting and preventing animal disease outbreaks have been discovered and transferred to action and regulatory agencies and the private sector for full development. 

Click here to read the full Accomplishment Report (pdf; 3.5Mb).


USDA-ARS National Program 103 – Animal Health

July, 2012

Executive Summary

The Review Panel (RP) met on Jul 25-26, 2012 to conduct a review and assessment of USDA-ARS NP 103 (Animal Health) research conducted in the period from 2007-2011. The Chair traveled to Beltsville for the meeting while the balance of the panel joined by teleconference and webinar. The RP is comprised of six university scientists external to the ARS and representatives of two national animal agricultural associations. The panel members were hand chosen for their demonstrated knowledge and experience in the eight disciplines (components) being reviewed encompassing poultry, swine, dairy cattle, beef cattle, small ruminants, equine, and wildlife.   

Click here to read the full Executive Summary (pdf; 0.3Mb).


National Program Assessment Electronic Stakeholder Survey for Animal Health National Program

Purpose of the survey was to assess whether the National Program 103 - Animal Health had impact.

Click here to access the results for the Stakeholder Survey (pdf; 0.7Mb).


Last Modified: 6/3/2013
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