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J. Amelita Facchiano

J. Amelita Facchiano has a passion for equine health, welfare, and identification. She chairs the U.S. Animal Health Association Animal Welfare Committee, and she serves on infectious diseases and ID committees for USAHA, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and National Institute of Animal Agriculture. In addition, Facchiano chairs the Equine Species Working Group ID committee. She also wrote Horse Theft Prevention Handbook

Articles by J. Amelita Facchiano

The United States Animal ID Plan

Mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in the United States highlighted the need to have all livestock–including horses–identified and easily traced. While some states have required equine identification programs in place now (such as Louisiana), there are grumblings from some horse owners about “big brother” becoming involved in the horse industry.

The identification

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New Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

The USDA’s Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health announced to industry stakeholders Oct. 22, 2003, that Veterinary Services (VS) is working with six states on an electronic Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) project. This would allow state and federal animal health officials to have real-time access to information regarding livestock movements in and out of their

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New Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health announced to industry stakeholders Oct. 22, 2003, that Veterinary Services (VS) is working with six states on an electronic Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) project. This would allow state and federal animal health officials to have real-time access to information regarding livestock

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Industry Members Discuss Future of Equine ID

Equine identification was a lively topic of discussion during the National Institute of Animal Agriculture’s (NIAA) Identification and Information Expo held in Arlington Heights, Ill., the last week of July. The conference featured a first-of-its-kind Equine ID Symposium to address the industry’s need for a universal ID system in light of emerging diseases, emergency preparedness, theft

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