The Division of Animal Industry promotes sustainable animal production agriculture and the safety of the animal origin food supply. These goals are accomplished through regulatory and cooperative educational efforts with various agencies, both public and private.
The Division seeks to detect, control and eradicate communicable diseases in food and fiber producing animals. These diseases cause severe livestock production and economic losses and often pose a significant threat to public health.
The administration of the Article 7, Dog licensing, identification and control law, Sections 113, 114, & 117 and inspections of animal care and records of municipal dog shelters and dog control officers is a responsibility of the Division.
Other Division duties include involvement in food residue violation follow-up, the inspection of the health of livestock exhibited at the New York State Fair and county fairs, blood testing pulling horses for the detection of performance enhancing drugs, and the accreditation and special training of New York State veterinarians who perform official program tests.
Emergency Import Regulations:
High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
Date Effective: May 14, 2015
All poultry (which includes domesticated fowl including chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, guinea fowl and game birds) moved into New York require a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or a USDA VS Form 9-3 and must be:
All hatching eggs and day-old chicks imported into New York must be from an NPIP U.S. H5/H7 Avian Influenza Clean flock or NPIP U.S. Avian Influenza Clean Flock.
1) From a source flock in which 30 birds were tested negative for avian influenza within ten days prior to entry into New York State; OR
2) From a source flock that has been certified by the State of Origin as an Avian Influenza Monitored Flock; OR
3) From an NPIP U.S. H5/H7 Avian Influenza Clean or NPIP U.S. Avian Influenza Clean Flock
Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)
State: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado
Date Effective: May 5, 2015 (AZ, NM), May 22, 2105 (TX), July 3, 2015 (CO)
No person shall transport or bring into this State any equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine, cervidae or llama from a point of origin located within 10 miles of any place in which the disease vesicular stomatitis has been found to exist during the 30-day period prior to the entry of said animal into this State.
No person shall transport or bring into this State any equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine, cervidae or llama originating in a state in which the disease vesicular stomatitis has been found to exist during the previous 30 days unless said animal has been examined and found to be free from vesicular stomatitis and is accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, a copy of which has been mailed to the department, bearing the following statement attested to by the accredited veterinarian issuing said certificate: "All animals identified on this health certificate have been examined and found to be free from vesicular stomatitis and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, during the past 30 days these animals have not been exposed to said disease, nor held at a location within 10 miles of any place in which said disease has been found to exist."
Emergency Export Regulations:
CDC Alert - Imported Dogs with Questionable Documentation
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Informational Sheet
Dairy & Livestock Farm Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Guide
Regulations Issued to Protect NYS Deer Population from Chronic Wasting Disease
State and County Fair Information
NOTICE: Due to the threat of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) all exhibition of poultry, waterfowl, pigeons, game birds, doves, peacocks and other domestic poultry is banned at all 2015 county fairs, chartered youth fairs and the State Fair. This includes competitive exhibits and noncompetitive exhibits such as petting zoos.
Pet Food Recalls
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