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USDA Requests Extension of Info Collection on Animals Potentially Bearing Screwworm

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments no later than Nov. 24 on the proposed extension of an information collection regarding the importation of horses, ruminants, swine and dogs from regions where screwworm is considered to exist.

Existing regulations restrict the importation of animals that may carry screwworm, a pest that causes extensive damage to livestock and other warmblooded animals. These regulations include information collection activities such as VS Form 17-129, Application for Import or In Transit Permit for horses, ruminants, and swine, and a certificate for horses, ruminants, swine and dogs signed by a full-time salaried veterinary official of the exporting region stating that the animal has been inspected and found free of screwworm and, as appropriate, that the animal was treated for screwworm.

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