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May 21, 2013

What does Colorado need around agriculture animal traceability to help producers?

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.

May 21, 2013

There is an ongoing effort to update the traceability rules in Texas to match the federal traceability rules. What are some of the details?

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.

May 21, 2013

What makes a tag "official"?

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.

May 29, 2012

Veterinarians and computer IT folks don't speak the same launguage. Yet, information technology plays a critical role in animal identification, standards, and software to help pull together efficient and accurate animal identification systems.

Panel Discussion: Industry Compatibility – How do we make this happen? - Dr. James Moest, Lena Veterinary Clinic, Lena, IL, Practicing Veterinarian; Dr. Jim Logan, Wyoming Livestock Board, State Animal Health Official; Dr. Keith Roehr, State Veterinarian, Colorado Department of Agriculture; and John Picanso, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

May 29, 2012

How is animal identification information getting collected in slaughter houses? Zach Ireland provides a detailed account on what is done and who plays a part. He also provides input into proposed updates to rules on animal identification. Electronic id methods are the best because of data integrity and quick collection.

Infrastructure to Collect Electronic Devices Information at Slaughter Plants - Zach Ireland, Director of Grading, JBS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

May 3, 2012

Who are the players in the use of electronic interstate certificates of veterinary inspection (a.k.a. eICVIs)? Dr. Jim Logan, Wyoming Livestock Board, shares his perspective and highlights the players in the industry.

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.

May 3, 2012

The administration of official animal ID devices and their use is reviewed by Neil Hammerschmidt from the USDA. Neil also highlights some of the proposed policy and regulation activity currently in development.

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.

April 24, 2012

How do vets, managers, inspectors, and service providers take on using electronic interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (eICVI) and make data exchange easier for everyone?

USDA’s Electronic Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and Other Traceability Systems - John Picanso, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 16, 2012

Managing health certificates is a slow process because it is still predominately paper. Slow, tedious, and paper intensive. Dr. Keith Roehr, State Veterinarian, Colorado Department of Agriculture, provides a vision of being full digital and the serious improvements to all stake holders and the ecosystem as a whole.

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.

April 15, 2012

Dr. Moest provides a midwest perspective on implementing electronic interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (eICVI) at markets. The challenges include the the physical market space chutes, the tagging systems, and the diversity of livestock sales.

Use of eICVI at Markets: Benefits and Challenges - Dr. James Moest, Lena Veterinary Clinic, Lena, IL, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.