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APHIS Amends Health Testing Rules for Export Swine

by 5m Editor
2 June 2011, at 6:59am

US - Breeding pigs for export are no longer required to be tested for tuberculosis and brucellosis (unless the receiving country requires such a test).

In Federal Register for 24 May, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it is amending the livestock exportation regulations to eliminate the requirement for pre-export tuberculosis and brucellosis testing of goats and breeding swine intended for export to countries that do not require such tests.

This action will facilitate the exportation of goats and breeding swine by eliminating the need to conduct pre-export tuberculosis and brucellosis testing when the receiving country does not require such testing.

The rule came into effect on the same day, 24 May 2011.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.