Equine Forum Overview
The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) are hosting their second Equine Forum, January 17-18, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver, Colorado. This Forum entitled Advancing ID, Technology & Electronic Health Records will bring equine industry leaders together to discuss all aspects of equine identification and to identify solutions to protect the future of the equine industry in the U.S.
The forum will include presentations by subject matter experts and smaller group discussions on focused topics. The discussion groups will focus on industry challenges related to equine identification and traceability, as well as how to enhance communication and collaboration industry-wide at the local, state and national levels. Industry’s input is critical for successful implementation of an equine identification and traceability system.
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 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.