Joelle Schelhaus (301) 734-0595
USDA REVIEWING PROPOSALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF EAR TAGS COMPLIANT WITH THE NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
Individual animal identification is important to NAIS’ efforts to provide rapid response and containment in the event of an animal disease event. By quickly identifying involved animals, the impact of the outbreak on neighboring herds and premises can be limited--and disease spread could even be stopped before it reaches those animals.
NAIS is a modern, streamlined information system that helps producers and animal health officials respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks or animal health events in the United States. NAIS utilizes premises registration, animal identification and animal tracing components to both locate potentially diseased animals and eliminate animals from disease suspicion. It is a state-federal-industry partnership, which is voluntary at the federal level. For more information on NAIS, visit www.usda.gov/nais.
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