Department of Agriculture & Markets

     
 Division of Animal Industry
Dr. David Smith , Director, (518) 457-3502

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.

Division of Animal Industry Field Employees

Animal Disease Reporting

New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Empire State Animal Response Team

For Veterinarians and Technicians

National Veterinary Accreditation Program Changes

Animal Disease Traceability

Saving the Whole Family - Disaster Preparedness Guide from AVMA 

New York State Laws on Animal Issues

Import/Export In New York State

Emergency Import Regulations:

High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
State: ALL
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:
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

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.

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)
State: New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota
Date Effective: May 5, 2015 (NM), July 3, 2015 (CO), July 22, 2015 (WY), July 30, 2015 (SD)

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:


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Species Information:

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Cows

Deer
Deer

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Equine

cats and Dogs
Cats and Dogs

poultry
Poultry

Goat
Sheep and Goats

 

Swine
Swine
 

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

Search for Current Pet Food Recalls (FDA Website)



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