Extension launches Animal Health Network to deliver critical information to backyard farmers


Owners of backyard flocks and herds are among the most difficult to alert about disease outbreaks. The Animal Health Network is designed specifically to reach this audience.

The agriculture and food system is an extensive, open, interconnected, diverse, and complex network. Any disease, pest, or poisonous agent — whether it occurs naturally, is unintentionally introduced, or is intentionally introduced by acts of terrorism — could potentially cause catastrophic health effects or economic losses to the United States.

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