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From the NAIS Goat Working Group website - http://usanimalid.com/goatfaq.htm

What follows is the most frequently asked question:

What kind of ID will be required for goats in the NAIS?

The Goat Working Group is recommending that the current forms of identification used in the Scrapie program be accepted for goats in the NAIS. That includes these optional forms of identification:

1) Official Scrapie tags;

2) Tattoos (legible individual registry tattoos issued by breed associations may also be used as official identification when the animal is accompanied by its registration certificate listing the tattoo); or

3) Electronic ID (if your goat breed registry recognizes electronic microchips as an authorized form of ID and the microchip number is recorded on the registration certificate, then electronic ID is acceptable. You must also have your registration certificate (or a copy of it) or a health certificate which includes the microchip number that matches the one on the registration certificate. Further, you must take your own reader unless one is provided by the show).

The Goat Working Group will need to identify during which types of movements these forms of identification would be acceptable.



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