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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Animal & Veterinary

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Meet the CVM Animal Pals

 gray cartoon horseThis is Lightning, a trusty, fast steed
We ensure the safety of his animal feed
Curly is a pig who likes to do tricks
We approve the drugs she gets when she's sick
 pink cartoon pig
 gray cartoon catThis is Mozart, he meows all day
The flea collar on his neck is registered at the EPA
(Environmental Protection Agency)
This dog is Jazz, but some call him Slick
Don’t feed him chocolate or he’ll get really sick
 brown cartoon dog
 brown cartoon cowThunder is strong, and big as a tree,
We help to ensure he won’t get BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)
Buttercup has an udder that's smooth as silk
We set limits on how much drug can end up in her milk
 black and white cartoon cow
 cartoon chickenRusty the rooster doesn't like to be mocked
The USDA regulates the vaccines that keep illness out of his flock
Bubbles the fish swims in a school
She’s a minor species, now isn’t that cool?
 green cartoon fish


Illustrations by: Christine Applewhite