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Livestock Programs

In order to accomplish their objectives, Animal Health Programs cooperates with USDA-Veterinary Services and USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service by conducting tests and inspections to detect diseases and regulate the intrastate movement of animals. When infection appears, appropriate quarantines are placed and actions are taken to limit or stop the spread of disease and to control or eliminate the infection from the herd. Animal Health Programs, Livestock Section, also receives support from private veterinarians who are officially accredited to test and certify an animal's health status. They depend on the close cooperation of other state agencies, the veterinary profession, and the livestock industries.

The Animal Health Programs, Livestock Section, administers the Swine Pseudorabies (PRV), cattle and swine Brucellosis, cattle Tuberculosis, Scrapie, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Anaplasmosis monitoring programs in cooperation with the USDA, APHIS for continuing disease control and eradication efforts.

Issuance of license for livestock dealers, livestock markets, petshops, animal shelters, boarding kennels, and cat/dog dealers are issued from here as well as permits for livestock brands and permits for the feeding of inedible food products to swine.

The Livestock Compliance programs enforces the NC statutes contained in Title 2, Agriculture and Consumer Services, Chapter 52, Veterinary, subchapters A through J. Civil penalties of up to five thousand ($5, 000) per violation may be imposed for violation of the accompanying rules and regulations provided by the General Statute 106-405.20.

General Information Horses & Equine Swine

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NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. R. Douglas Meckes - State Veterinarian
Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone:919-707-3250; FAX: (919) 733-2277