Your Animals. Your Livelihood. Your Future. Your NAIS.
REGISTER YOUR PREMISES
Protecting animal health
You take every available step to
protect the health of your animals. As
an owner of livestock or poultry you
accept responsibility for advancing
the health of the animals you raise
or board. In recent years your efforts,
combined with help from your partners
including veterinarians, have resulted
in improved animal health nationwide.
Take one more step to protect your
livelihood. That step is premises regis-
tration as part of the National Animal
Identification System (NAIS).
How does registration help? Animal
disease outbreaks can still occur, even
in the best of circumstances. When
they do, producers want to know how
the disease can affect them and their
livelihood. NAIS addresses this need.
A modern, streamlined information sys-
tem, NAIS helps producers and animal
health officials respond quickly and
effectively to animal disease events in
the United States.
An animal health emergency
can affect consumer
Your livelihood depends on the abil-
ity to deliver a wholesome product to
your buyers and to the customers they
serve. The bottom line is maintaining
consumer confidence and through that
confidence, demand for the products
you produce. When an explosion of
media coverage occurs on a topic like
foreign animal disease or bioterror-
ism, consumer awareness is very high
– even though the risk to the public is
low. Your participation in NAIS sup-
ports disease investigations, delivers
timely traceback, and helps replace
speculation with facts about how many
animals are affected and where they
Disease outbreaks can
impact your plans to
In today’s livestock industry, selling
animals usually means moving them.
And even if you’re not in the business
of selling animals, you may need to
transport your animals at some point.
A single report of a disease outbreak
can shut down all movement of