The 2006 annual report on U.S. animal health is available at: www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/printable_version/06_AHReport_508.pdf. Prepared by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the 192-page Bulletin No. 801 is the third such report that provides a wide-ranging review of the health of domestic animal resources in the U.S.

“The report highlights significant epidemiologic events of 2006 and provides insight into the nation's animal health surveillance activities. In addition, the report presents an update on programs, both new and existing, that strive to maintain healthy livestock, poultry and aquaculture populations,” says John Clifford, deputy administrator for veterinary services.