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National Animal Identification System - NAIS:
Animal identification and premise registration is a national program for animal health monitoring and surveillance. It applies to all types of livestock as well as ostriches, emus, rheas, llamas, alpacas, domestic deer, elk, poultry and aquatic farming. Currently, livestock producers may register their premises through either KAHD or the national website. The ultimate goal of the program is to allow state and federal animal health officials to quickly track and eradicate an outbreak of an infectious or contagious livestock disease.
NAIS is comprised of three components:
- Premises Registration: Registration of locations that manage livestock or poultry (farms, feedlots, veterinary clinics, and livestock markets) in a system that prevents
the assignment of more than one identifier to a given location;
- Animal Identification: Officially identifying animals (either individually or asgroups) using an approved method prior to their commingling with animals from
other premises; and
- Animal Tracing: Recording animal movements from one premises to another in private and State animal tracking databases (ATDs) using standard data fields and
General NAIS Informational Resources: