A veterinarian’s toolkit for use with the National Animal Identification System is now available from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The online toolkit provides veterinarians with quick access to NAIS program information and resources.
“When it comes to the health of their animals, farmers and ranchers trust their veterinarians to provide them with accurate information and solid guidance,” said John Clifford, deputy administrator for APHIS’ veterinary services program. “This toolkit equips veterinarians with the most up-to-date information about the importance of NAIS and the role it plays in disease traceability, as well as provides the resources and tools needed to answer their clients’ questions.”
The toolkit was developed for veterinarians by veterinarians. The toolkit includes useful information for veterinarians, including an introduction to NAIS and a reference guide that explains how NAIS works. The toolkit also includes fact sheets and conversation starter tips to help accredited veterinarians deliver information about NAIS to their clients.
The toolkit is offered as a web-based resource with live links. This allows veterinarians to find the information they need right away and also enables USDA to update the toolkit quickly and easily.