USDA to proceed with second phase of equine study

Second phase of NAHMS "Equine 2015-2016" study had been postponed due to avian influenza outbreak last year.

This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) will launch the second phase of its "Equine 2015-2016" study — the agency's third national study of the U.S. equine industry.

The second phase of the study was postponed because of last year’s outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which led to the largest response to an animal disease emergency in U.S. history. The response required USDA to temporarily reassign personnel who had

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