J. Amelita Facchiano

J. Amelita Facchiano has a passion for equine health, welfare, and identification. She chairs the U.S. Animal Health Association Animal Welfare Committee, and she serves on infectious diseases and ID committees for USAHA, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and National Institute of Animal Agriculture. In addition, Facchiano chairs the Equine Species Working Group ID committee. She also wrote Horse Theft Prevention Handbook, available at www.exclusivelyequine.com.

Articles by J. Amelita Facchiano

Equine ID Topics Info Expo

Bobby Smith of Middleburg, Va., was not alone when he said he was confused about equine identification. That's why he came to the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) ID/Info Expo in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 22-24.

"We are very excite Read More

Practical Applications for Animal ID

"The most important factor in the equine ID controversy is in the interpretation of what is on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) web page," said Carl C Heckendorf, DVM, of the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "Horse owners read Read More

New and Emerging Technologies in Animal Identification

The Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) made recommendations in August 2006 to USDA regarding the use of specific injectable radio frequency identification (RFID) for horses in accordance with the National Animal ID System (NAIS).

While Read More

Animal ID and the Horse Industry

Amy Mann of the American Horse Council presented an update on efforts of the Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) in her presentation at the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) ID Info Expo held in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 22-24. The Read More

The United States Animal ID Plan

Mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in the United States highlighted the need to have all livestock--including horses--identified and easily traced. While some states have required equine identification programs in place now (such Read More

New Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

The USDA's Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health announced to industry stakeholders Oct. 22, 2003, that Veterinary Services (VS) is working with six states on an electronic Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) project. Thi Read More

New Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health announced to industry stakeholders Oct. 22, 2003, that Veterinary Services (VS) is working with six states on an electronic Interstate Certificate of Read More

Horse Theft and Identification

(Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Eclipse Press' Horse Theft Prevention Handbook.) Read More

Industry Members Discuss Future of Equine ID

Equine identification was a lively topic of discussion during the National Institute of Animal Agriculture’s (NIAA) Identification and Information Expo held in Arlington Heights, Ill., the last week of July. The conference featured a Read More

Theft and Horse Identification

Horse theft is a reality. Regardless of breed or discipline, it can happen to you. Mary Beth Jacobs learned that painful lesson the morning of Sept. 29, 1997, when she arrived at Lone Star Stables in Ft. Worth. Lucky Lady, her bay Read More