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USDA Animal Identification Management System API

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service oversees the Animal Identification Management System (AIMS), which is intended to improve the traceability of U.S. livestock through individual numbering and identification. The SOAP-based API allows users who have the appropriate clearance within the USDA eAuthentication system to access and obtain secure distribution records of Animal Identification Numbers (AINs), as well as information relating to the movement of registered animals within the United States.