February 11, 2005 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) last month announced the launch of a new Web site to inform producers about the national animal identification system (NAIS). The Web site is available at www.usda.gov/nais on the World Wide Web.
It is the intent of the site to be a one-stop resource for facts about NAIS. In addition to providing national news, contact information for state and tribal animal health authorities can be accessed.
Over time, APHIS plans to add to the new site resources targeted to specific species and industry-segment groups. It is the goal of the NAIS to provide a 48-hour trace-back system for all animals and premises that have had contact with a foreign or domestic animal disease of concern.