2017 NIAA, USAHA Equine Forum White Paper Now Available

The forum focused on advancing equine identification methods, traceability, and electronic health records.
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Traceability in the equine industry has been a much-discussed topic for several years, with varying progress across the country to move forward with a national infrastructure. In an effort to advance the issue, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) and the U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) partnered to host the Equine Forum 2017: Advancing ID, Traceability, and Electronic Health Records.

Now, a detailed White Paper with an expert analysis of the dialogue and idea exchange from the forum is available from the NIAA.

The forum focused on technology available today, and how it can be used to integrate record keeping systems and registries. The NIAA sought to establish consensus on the parameters of a national equine identification program, and provide recommendations for advancing equine identification technologies and electronic data capture methodologies by involving stakeholders from across the horse industry to get a broad perspective on the state of today’s technology and its uses.

Speakers represented a broad range of insight and expertise, from industry leaders to service providers as well as private practitioners and state and federal animal health officials Presentations were followed by ‘think tank’ discussions by the attendees, who asked questions and expressed their opinions

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