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Animal Identification & Information Systems Council

Colorado State Animal Disease Traceability Update - Dr. Keith Roehr, Colorado State Veterinarian, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Keith Roehr, Colorado State Veterinarian, provides an update on the State of Colorado animal disease traceability system. Dr. Roehr mentions that Colorado needs better traceability and improved program disease management and that electronic tools and flexibility must be applied where it makes sense. The end goal is to help producers.

Texas State Animal Disease Traceability Update - Dr. Andy Schwartz, Assistant Executive Director, Texas Animal Health Commission, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Andy Schwartz, Assistant Executive Director, Texas Animal Health Commission, gives the Texas State Animal Disease Traceability update. There is an ongoing effort to update the traceability rules in Texas to match the federal traceability rules. Dr. Schwartz recommends that the traceability rules should be reviewed in a year.

USDA Update on Animal Disease Traceability - Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, USDA/APHIS/VS, shares an update on the USDA Animal Disease Traceability National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES). Mr. Hammerschmidt talks about some the specifications of the system plus what makes an ear tag "official" and by when.

Alabama State Animal Disease Traceability Update - Dr. Tony Frazier, Alabama State Veterinarian, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Tony Frazier, Alabama State Veterinarian, gives an update on the Alabama State Animal Disease Traceability activity. Dr. Frazier shared that beef cattle 18 months of age and older must be officially ID’ed at change of ownership and that cattle moving interstate and must comply with the state of destination.

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USDA’s Perspective on How It Will Work - Neil Hammerschmidt, Program Manager of Animal Identification Program, USDA/APHS/VS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

State Animal Health Official Perspective on the Use of electronic interstate certificates of veterinary inspection (eICVIs) - Dr. Jim Logan, Wyoming Livestock Board, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

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State Animal Health Official Perspective on the Use of eICVIs - Dr. Keith Roehr, State Veterinarian, Colorado Department of Agriculture, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.