December 12, 2003
Dec. 12, 2003 -- The National Animal Identification Development Team has extended the comment period on the on-going development of the U.S. Animal Identification Plan (USAIP) through Jan. 31, 2004. The USAIP defines the standards and framework for implementing a phased-in national animal identification system that will greatly enhance the trace-back capability for animal health officials.
Currently, USAIP Species Working Groups are being formed to provide needed details to the Plan, including infrastructure needs, preferred identification devices and suggestions as to how current identification systems may be integrated into the Plan.
Comments, suggestions and questions on the Plan may be submitted via web site www.USAIP.info
. A copy of the Plan can also be downloaded from this site.
Staff contact: Paul Rodgers, 304-647-9981