The National Animal Health Monitoring System, a nonregulatory unit of the USDA, is seeking input on the US dairy industry's information priorities for a national study in 2002. Persons allied with the dairy industry are asked to help identify critical information gaps and focus areas. Phone (800) 525-USDA or log onto the Internet at www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ceah/cahm (click on "dairy cattle") from March 1-April 15.
Recently released reports from NAHMS include "Part II: Baseline Reference of Feedlot Health and Health Management, 1999"; "Part III: Health Management and Biosecurity in US Feedlots, 1999"; "Part III: Baseline Reference of Health Management and Biosecurity in US Feedlots, 1999"; and "Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis in Table Layers in the US."
Those and other reports are available at www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ceah/cahm or by contacting the Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, USDA-APHIS, Veterinary Services, attention NAHMS, 555 S Howes, Fort Collins, CO 80521; phone, (970) 490-8000; NAHMSweb@usda.gov.