Questions and Answers: The National Veterinary Stockpile and the 24 Hour Push Pack   [open pdf - 39KB]

"The National Veterinary Stockpile (NVS) program, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), provides support to States, Tribes, and Territories responding to damaging animal disease outbreaks. Within 24 hours, the NVS can provide veterinary countermeasures--including certain types of animal vaccines, antivirals, supplies, equipment, and response services--to animal health officials in affected areas. [...] One of the services NVS provides is shipping the '24 Hour Push Pack' when needed to combat a damaging animal disease outbreak. [...] A 24 Hour Push Pack is the initial shipment of supplies. The shipment will arrive within 24 hours of APHIS' approval to deploy resources. The requestor only needs to provide basic information about the situation, and we will coordinate the transport of supplies needed to respond to a damaging animal disease."

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