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NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (NAIS) GOAT ID
Welcome to an information site about
Goat Identification as it relates to the National Animal
The Goat Working Group is comprised of volunteers
representing the major sectors within the U.S. goat industry and is
charged by USDA with developing a viable plan for permanent
identification for goats and addressing other species-specific
components related to the NAIS. The Working Group will provide
recommendations to the NAIS Advisory Subcommittee which is
then forwarded through the Secretary's Advisory Committee on
Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases to the Secretary of Agriculture.
USDA is looking for direction from the grassroots on how NAIS could
achieve its goals with the opportunity to offer suggestions on
benchmarks that would provide incremental progress towards the
ultimate 48-hour traceback objective.
So, the purpose of this Goat Working Group website is to:
Increase goat owners' awareness of the National Animal
owners updated on the Working Group activities
Provide owners an opportunity to give input into the development
of a national Goat ID plan
keep owners aware of current information with regard to NAIS
information available for state health officials and others
interested in goat identification
Go Here to see the
PowerPoint slide show: National Scrapie Eradication Progoram -Goat
Identification: Visual and Electronic Identification"
(Click on Eradicate Scrapie) Go Here to see a bullet point summary of the Working Group's
beginning work process Go Here to see April 2006 Report Go Here to see August 2006 Report Go
Here for USDA Information Site for NAIS Go Here for
This site is a public
service project developed and maintained by volunteers - members of the NAIS
Goat Working Group.
Information about NAIS will be provided as available from USDA.
Please visit the USDA/NAIS website
for additional program information.
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