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National Animal Identification System (NAIS)

National Animal Identification System (NAIS)

'The purpose of this comprehensive document is to provide the public with basic information about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS)—a voluntary national program that will help producers protect the health of their animals and their investment in the case of an animal disease event. Part I of the document provides a brief overview to familiarize producers with NAIS, the need for this voluntary program, its advantages and benefits, and other helpful information concerning its cooperative development and implementation. In Parts II through IV of the document, each of NAIS’ components are discussed in greater detail and operational-level information—meaning “how to” information—and resources are provided. Again, NAIS is a voluntary program at the Federal level1 . This document... Show More


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