Animal Health Programs
There are a number of serious domestic and foreign diseases of livestock and poultry that pose a significant threat. (Click here for a list of reportable diseases) The latest scientific methods and procedures are used for animal disease control and the maintenance of optimum animal health in accordance with the statutes and regulations of North Carolina.
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 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.
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.