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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   NAHMS Bison 2022 Study Video (July 2022)

infobrief icon  Antibiotic Use and the VCPR on Goat Operations (Mar 2022)

report icon   NAHMS Bison 2022 Study (Feb 2022)

infobrief icon  Scrapie and Genotyping in Goats (Jan 2022)

dashboard icon  NAHMS Sheep Death Loss in the US 2020 - Tableau Dashboard (Oct 2021)

infobrief icon  Average Daily Gain in Preweaned Holstein Heifer Calves (Nov 2021)

infobrief icon  Colostrum Feeding and Passive Immunity of Preweaned Holstein Heifer Calves (Nov 2021)

infobrief icon  Death Loss Trends in the U.S. Sheep Industry: 1994 to 2014 (Nov 2021)

infobrief icon  NAHMS Sheep Needs Assessment: An Evaluation of Industry Concerns to Help Guide Future NAHMS (Nov 2021)

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

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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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