Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development launches animal health email list

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development launches animal health email list as an informational and emergency resource for Michigan animal owners.

With more than $4 billion dollars of output each year, animal agriculture in Michigan is an important economic engine in our state. As part of the regulatory and animal health role played by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), the department has inaugurated an animal health email list for animal owners across the state.

The purpose of the list is to provide participants with periodic updates from MDARD on animal health topics, events and emergency situations that may impact animals and their owners in Michigan. The content will be confined to only pertinent information regarding animal health and regulatory issues in Michigan.

The system is nearly ready to run the first test. Dr. James Averill, MDARD Animal Industry Division Director indicates “MDARD’s trial run of the animal health email list will be an announcement about USDA’s upgrading of Michigan’s Split State Status for bovine TB. We expect the news in August, so sign up now to receive the update.”

To sign up to receive these email alerts, visit the MDARD website for Emerging Diseases. At the top of this page, choose the link to the Animal Health Email list. Once that page has opened; you will be asked to supply a name and email address and to indicate whether you would like to be added to the list or removed from the list.

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