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National Animal Health Monitoring System

Current and Ongoing Projects

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.


Recent Releases

report icon   Beef 2017 Report 2: Beef Cow-calf Health and Management Practices in the United States, 2017

infobrief icon  Off-Site Heifer Raising on U.S. Dairy Operations (September 2021)

infobrief icon  Colostrum Feeding and Management on U.S. Dairy Operations, 1991-2014 (September 2021)

infobrief icon  Morbidity and Mortality in U.S. Preweaned Dairy Heifer Calves NAHMS Dairy 2014 Study Calf Component   (September 2021)

infobrief icon  Identification Practices on U.S. Goat Operations NAHMS Goat 2019 study (September 2021)

presentation icon  Agritourism on U.S. Goat Operations (September 2021)

presentation icon  National Animal Health Monitoring System and Goat 2019 Study Overview (September 2021)

infobrief icon  Determining U.S. Milk Quality Using Bulk-Tank Somatic Cell Counts, 2019 (June 2021)

video icon  NAHMS Health Management on U.S. Feedlots 2021 - Promotional Video (February 2021)

infobrief icon  Disbudding on U.S. Goat Operations [English]   [Español] (January 2021)

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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.


Mailing Address:
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
email: Amy.H.Delgado@usda.gov

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