The Division of Animal Industry’s veterinarians administer animal disease programs and, in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture, establish health standards necessary for the sale of animals and animal products in New York. New York State's disease control programs have also been a major factor in the development of the cattle industry in the state. As a result, many New York State programs serve as national animal and public health models.
Arboviruses, including eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus, continue to circulate in New York State, posing a potential risk to people, horses, and other animals. Read our letter to veterinarians.
The Department is a continuing education provider for veterinarians licensed in New York State. In all cases, veterinarians can receive continuing education credits for attendance which can be used for your triennial license registration.
In some cases, where the material has been specifically prepared by USDA, veterinarians may also receive continuing education credits towards the renewal of their accreditation under the National Veterinary Accreditation Program.
The following is a list of continuing education meetings that are currently scheduled around New York State. Please check this schedule periodically for updates.
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A disease prevention program developing farm-specific herd/flock health plans.
In practical terms, not every disease or disease occurrence is of equal importance and the reporting of every occurrence of every disease would overwhelm surveillance for those diseases of greater importance because of their potential impact on animal health, public health, or the economic viability of the agricultural industry in the state and the nation.
Generally speaking, disease occurrence should be reported either if the disease is identified as one of the specific reportable diseases listed in the document below or if certain criteria apply. Some diseases require immediate notification to animal health officials, while others are monthly notifications.
Please contact us if you have any questions concerning reportable diseases.