Second equine forum in Denver in January 2017
The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) and the U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) are partnering to host the second Equine Forum, 2017: Advancing ID, Traceability and Electronic Health Records. The event will be January 17–18, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
Traceability in the equine industry has been a highly–discussed topic for several years, with varying progress across the country to move forward with a national infrastructure. Dr. Katie Flynn, California Department of Food and Agriculture, who chairs the Equine Forum planning committee, says “Discussion from the 2016 Equine Disease Forum really highlighted the need for a focused discussion on equine identification and traceability in this country. We wanted to take advantage of the 2016 Forum momentum, and build on current industry discussion on the topic of equine identification.”
The goals of the Forum are to establish consensus on the parameters of a national equine identification program, to provide recommendations for advancing equine identification technologies and electronic data capture methodologies, and to potentially form an industry stakeholder group to develop a national equine identification and traceability plan. Advancing equine identification and traceability is essential for protecting the future health of the equine industry.
Details on the agenda can be found HERE. Registration is now open.
–National Institute for Animal Agriculture
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