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.
AHDC's Animal Health Advisory on Salmonella Dublin in Dairy Cattle
NYSCHAP Salmonella Module - Critical Control Points
Open Letter to Horse Industry Regarding Disease Outbreaks
A Champion's Guide to Youth Swine Exhibition
Emergency Import Regulations:
Disease: Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
Exporting State: Pennsylvania
Species: Cervids of the genera Cervus, Odocoileus and Alces
On October 11, 2012 the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) announced the discovery of a CWD positive white-tailed deer in a farmed deer facility in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Numerous other premises associated with this farm have been placed under quarantine by PDA. To learn more about the Pennsylvania situation go to
Effective October 11, 2012 the importation of all CWD susceptible cervids from herds located in Pennsylvania has been suspended indefinitely. This suspension will remain in place until the Pennsylvania authorities complete their epidemiology work and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are able to determine the deer imports from Pennsylvania can be accomplished with an acceptable level of risk.
Emergency Export Regulations:
Pet Food Recalls
State and County Fair Information
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