The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Program Unit conducts national studies on the health and health management of United States domestic livestock and poultry populations. More about NAHMS.
NAHMS recognizes the last two years have been difficult for the swine industry and would like to provide an additional opportunity for producers to be included in the Swine 2021 Large Enterprise study.
Initial response to the Phase 1 survey request was low and will impact NAHMS' ability to make national estimates of Swine health, production and disease preparedness (e.g., biosecurity measures) for the swine industry, swine industry stakeholders and policy makers. National disease preparedness estimates are of particularly importance now with the threat of African Swine Fever so near to the U.S. mainland. We are asking producers to reconsider participation in Phase 1 and subsequently Phase 2 of the Swine 2021 Large Enterprise study.
Contacts by NASS will take place from October through December 2021. Please respond, if contacted by NASS, and take this opportunity to help tell the story of the U.S. swine industry. If you have additional questions or are a swine producer who was selected to be a part of the study and have not yet been contacted by NASS, please call 1-888-424-7828 and mention your interest in participating in the NAHMS Swine 2021 Large Enterprise study.
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NAHMS is committed to protecting the confidentiality of the information provided by participants in NAHMS studies. Only those collecting the data know the identity of respondents. No name or contact information is associated with individual data, and no data are reported in a way that could reveal the identity of a participant, as data are presented only in an aggregate manner.
To further protect respondents’ information, NAHMS applied for, and in March 2012 received, recognition as a statistical unit under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA). Enacted in 2002, CIPSEA provides a way for Federal agencies to collect statistical information and protect its confidentiality using the force of law.
The specific data protections given to a NAHMS study participant's data is described in detail in informed consent forms administered during the study. Additional information regarding NAHMS' CIPSEA status as well as annual CIPSEA reports are available below.
National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS)
2150 Centre Ave, Building B, Mail Stop 2E7
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117
Email: For questions regarding NAHMS studies or requests for special tabulations, reports, or graphs in formats useable for lectures or presentations please email NAHMS@usda.gov.
Associate Director: Amy Delgado, MS DVM PhD