The USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is conducting needs-assessment surveys for its upcoming Goat 2019 study of the goat industry. To help NAHMS craft the most informative study possible and obtain data that will be most beneficial to you and others in the goat industry, PLEASE click the link below and answer a short survey. The survey should take 10 minutes or less to complete.
NAHMS Goat 2019 Needs Assessment:
The survey asks what you consider to be the most important health issues facing the U.S. goat industry. It also asks you to help identify the information that is needed regarding health-management practices used in the U.S. goat industry sectors. The survey will be available through September 8, 2017.
The goat study will initiate data collection in 2019. This will be the second NAHMS study of the goat industry. The data from the study will be reported only in summary form; individual responses will be confidential. Results from the preliminary survey linked above will help determine the priorities and objectives for the goat study.
Additional information about NAHMS, including reports from prior goat studies, is available at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/nahms