Animal Electronic ID

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Briefly discusses animal electronic identification, and provides access to online resources, such as journals, databases, organizations, and events.


AGRICOLA Journal Article Citations on Animal Electronic ID

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Searchable database for journal citations available to persons interested in information on animal electronic identification.

Animal Disease Traceability

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Provides information about the new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States announced by USDA in 2010.

Animal Identification

The National Agricultural Law Center.

Navigates to major statutes, regulations, case laws, center research publications, congressional research service reports, and references.

Animal Identification and Meat Traceability

Congressional Research Reports.

Paper discussing the need for improved ID capabilities and the USDA's course of action.

Factsheet - Questions and Answers: New Animal Disease Traceability Framework

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Discussion of the issues in developing a national animal identification system (NAIS) in a question and answer format.

Metal Detectors for Food Processing (PDF | 1.32 MB)

Oklahoma State University.

Provides guidance on using metal detectors in the food processing industry.

National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Scheme

New Zealand NATL Ltd.

Explains NAIT 's tracing scheme that will link people, property and animals. Describes details of the scheme, why the scheme is needed, NAIT history, and how to join NAIT.

National Animal Identification System (PDF | 3.6 MB)

U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Report on GAO's findings regarding the USDA's development of NAIS to improve traceability. Includes Budget data, USDA's initiatives, and GAO's recommendations.

News Related to Animal Identification

Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium.

Contains fact sheets, pilot projects, and news stories about Animal Identification in Wisconsin.