Veterinarian Resources

​The goal of animal disease traceability is to assist in the rapid containment of animal diseases in Oregon and the United States. To support this goal, the USDA announced in early 2020 that they would begin providing radio frequency identification (RFID) (also called Electronic identification, EID) ear tags free of charge to veterinarians and producers. The resources on this page are intended to support veterinarians in the adoption of RFID within their practice.

Ordering RFID tags

Oregon accredited veterinarians may order tags directly from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Animal Health Program using the veterinarian supplies order form.
A Premises Identification Number (PIN) must be included on the order form that matches the clinic’s address. PINs may be obtained by completing the premises registration application and returning it with the supplies order.​

Premises Registration Application

Premises Registration Application

Veterinarian Supplies Order Form

Veterinarian Supplies Order Form

​​​RFID reader demo kits
ODA has several RFID reader kits available to loan, free of charge, to Oregon accredited veterinarians. Demo kits are designed to provide veterinarians an opportunity to evaluate the use of RFID in their clinic with a budget-friendly reader and a higher-end reader, allowing veterinarians to determine if a reader will benefit them, and what features they desire. Demo kits contain:
  • Allflex LPR Handheld Reader
  • Agrident AWR300 Handheld Reader
  • iPod Touch PDA, preconfigured with necessary apps and pre-connected to both readers​​​​
​​​​​Video instruction
ODA has created a number of video resources to demonstrate the use of RFID readers included in the demo kits. 

Agrident AWR300 Handheld RFID Reader

  1. Connecting to Bluetooth 
    Connect an Agrident AWR300 handheld RFID reader to mobile device via Bluetooth
  2. Scan Tags using Allflex eList App
    Scan tags with an Agrident AWR300 handheld RFID reader to a mobile device using the Allflex eLink mobile app
  3. Download Tags over USB
    Download tags from the Agrident AWR300 handheld RFID reader’s internal memory over USB using AgriLink software

Allflex LPR Handheld RFID Re​ader

  1. Connecting to Bluetooth 
    Connect an Allflex LPR handheld RFID reader to mobile device via Bluetooth
  2. Scan Tags using Allflex eList App 
    Scan tags with an Allflex LPR handheld RFID reader to a mobile device using the Allflex eLink mobile app
  3. Download Tags over USB​ 
    Download tags from the Allflex LPR handheld RFID reader’s internal memory over USB using LPR software

Tru-Test XRS2 Handheld RFID Reader

  1. Getting Started with the Tru-Test XRS2
  2. Recording Animal Data
  3. Creating a Custom Field 
    How to create a custom field for data entry on the Tru-Test XRS2 handheld RFID reader
  4. Create and Use Favorites 
    How to create and use favorites to set visible custom fields for sessions in Tru-Test XRS2 handheld RFID reader
  5. Transfer Data to a Mobile Device 
    How to transfer data from a Tru-Test XRS2 handheld RFID reader to a mobile device using the Tru-Test MiHub Data Link app

Allflex eList App

  1. Creating Custom Fields 
    How to create a custom field for data entry on the Allflex eList mobile app
  2. Exporting Tag Data from the eList App 
    How to export captured tag data from the Allflex eList App to a spreadsheet

OVIS Online System

OVIS videos are available on the OVIS help page​.​

​​