December 7, 2007
December 7, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the availability of a revised version of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) Program Standards and Technical Reference document and requested comments.
The previous program standards document was made available in May 2005 with a revision published in January 2007. These revised documents reflect the continuing evolution of the NAIS, particularly with regard to identification devices available for official use within the system and provides further guidance to NAIS participants.
Updates in the current version include an adjustment in the performance standards for identification eartags to include swine, sheep and goats and an adjustment in the printing standards for individual animal identification eartags for swine, sheep, and goats.
The revised NAIS document is available at http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/
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