December 15, 2013

 

 National equine study in the works

Posted Dec. 4, 2013

The National Animal Health Monitoring System, a nonregulatory division of Veterinary Services in the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, is planning for its Equine 2015 study, the third national NAHMS study of the equine industry, in collaboration with the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The survey is scheduled to begin in summer 2015.

NAHMS is seeking input to address specific needs and information gaps in the equine industry. This information will be collected until Dec. 31, 2013, to help determine the objectives of the study. Stakeholders are asked to consider what information they would like to know about the equine industry and what would prompt horse owners to participate in this national study.

Those interested may complete a five-minute survey here before the end of the year. Comments and questions can be directed to Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz at 970-494-7261 or Josie.Traub-Dargatz@aphis.usda.gov.

Results of previous NAHMS studies of the equine industry are here.