Unified Cattle Identification Remains An Elusive Goal

by | Jul 7, 2014 | News | 0 comments

Last week Drover’s Cattle Network released an article focusing on unified cattle identification and its puzzling future. Starting off the article, the vulnerability that the cattle industry faces against unforeseen biosecurity issues was discussed. This vulnerability, in turn, has led to the goal of seamless animal identification. The article states, “If animals are assigned a unique number and maintain that number for life, the potential to track a disease is enhanced if an appropriate program is available. Thus the individual number is one aspect of animal identification, but the system or process that the number is used with is equally important.†But, this database that can record and process these animal identifications is still unknown, and although there have not been any recent issues with animal identification, change is inevitable. This fall, GlobalVetLINK plans to provide a free webinar to help discuss the importance of animal traceability, and provide a resource that may aid this process. For more on this article, read here, and be sure to keep an eye out for more information from GlobalVetLINK coming this fall for the free animal traceability webinar.

Recent GVL Blog Posts

How Not One More Vet (NOMV) is Supporting Veterinary Professionals

How Not One More Vet (NOMV) is Supporting Veterinary Professionals

With September being National Suicide Prevention Month, we’re highlighting an organization whose goal is to support mental health among animal health professionals and end suicide in the veterinary community: Not One More Vet (NOMV).The nonprofit organization started...

Certificate Release Due to Hurricane Sally

Certificate Release Due to Hurricane Sally

GVL will be temporarily releasing Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs) / health certificates and Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) / Coggins test certificates to animal owners who need them for evacuations due to Hurricane Sally.The certificates will be emailed...

Upcoming Events and Shows

Upcoming Events and Shows

We are looking forward to having some events coming up this month. Let us know if you're joining these virtual or in-person shows. KVMA Mid-America Veterinary ConferenceVirtual Exhibitor & On-Demand SessionSeptember 18-19, 2020 On-Demand Learn more: kvma.org 12th...