Strong and ongoing collaboration among producers, commercial interests and regulatory agencies at both the state and federal level is the key component to successful animal disease traceability in the United States.
This was just one point of agreement included in a White Paper developed from the discussions at the Joint Strategy Forum on Animal Disease Traceability, which was collaboratively developed by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture and the United States Animal Health Association and held Aug. 30?31 in Denver, Colo.
The White Paper summarizes the main discussion points reached by the 193 individuals who attended the forum. There were 43 states, four tribes, 33 state animal health agencies, 38 industry organizations, eight universities and 34 producers and supply companies represented at the meeting. In addition, representatives from Canada, Mexico and Japan were among the attendees.
Forum attendees recognized a significant need for more efficient and effective animal disease traceability among all states and livestock species.
Visit www.AnimalDiseaseTraceability.com for more information about the meeting and to download the White Paper.