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Animal & Plant Health Protection

Tammy Zimmerman, Focus Area Administrator
Dr. Dennis A. Hughes, State Veterinarian

Animal and Plant Health Protection (APHP) is mandated by specific program statutes to meet the needs of those being regulated and protected by those statutes and accompanying regulations ~ vested with the power to, and charged with the duties of, protecting both general livestock and plant health, and thus maintaining commerce opportunities for Nebraska products.  Ongoing surveillance, testing, certification, outreach, tracing, inspecting, and eradication efforts are some of the regulatory duties charged to APHP.