USDA Announces Updates to Inspection Guide

The USDA has announced that revisions have been made to its Inspection Guide to provide clarification to USDA inspectors.

The USDA has announced that revisions have been made to its Inspection Guide to provide clarification to USDA inspectors.  

The guide is a resource USDA provides to their inspectors to help them properly enforce the Animal Welfare Act.  Changes include guidance on providing a more thorough inspection review, using “teachable moments”, and identifying those items that will have a direct impact on an animal’s welfare. 

For more information, you may read USDA’s announcement on these changes, or visit www.aphis.usda.gov

Also read AKC’s information on the USDA regulations, which includes a chart to help you determine if you need to obtain a USDA license.

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