USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Veterinary Services announced late last week that it has reopened the comment period for a concept paper describing a new direction for the bovine brucellosis program.
This paper entitled, “A Concept Paper for a New Direction for the Bovine Brucellosis Program,” is now available for public review and comment until Jan. 4.
The comment period was extended to allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
The cooperative federal-state-industry effort to eradicate bovine brucellosis from cattle in the United States has made significant progress since the program’s inception in 1934. However, unique challenges impede eradication. The concept paper presents current Veterinary Service thinking about changes being planned to address these challenges.
This notice was published in the Dec. 23 Federal Register