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APHIS develops and applies scientific methods to benefit agricultural producers and consumers, protect the health of domestic animal and plant resources, sustain agricultural ecosystems, and promote animal welfare by:
• Identifying and analyzing pest and disease pathways,
• Conducting diagnostic testing,
• Conducting risk assessments, and
• Serving as a leader and resource in agricultural science and best practices.
With an extensive network of laboratories and research facilities, APHIS draws from among the most advanced and specialized scientific resources available today.
Advancing the Science of Safeguarding
APHIS relies on the unique skills of its highly trained staff—as well as its unmatched access to the most advanced technical resources—for the benefit of U.S. agriculture, producers, and consumers. From our work on biocontrol techniques to wildlife fertility management and molecular diagnostics, APHIS keeps America on the cutting edge of agricultural science.