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.
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
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
Allflex LPR Handheld RFID Reader
Tru-Test XRS2 Handheld RFID Reader
Allflex eList App
OVIS Online System