Utah Department of Agriculture and Food


Mother and young daughter feeding baby calf.

Animal agriculture in Utah represents the single largest sector of farm income in Utah. At a value of more than $1 billion, and with 25 of the state’s 29 counties reporting livestock as the dominant agricultural sector, the UDAF spends considerable energy maintaining a healthy and prosperous industry, and reporting our actions to Utah citizens.

The various programs listed here offer services that: protect Utah livestock from, and reduce the effects of foreign and domestic diseases; increase the market value of Utah livestock; promote and ensure animal health and productivity; protect human health; and prepare for and respond to emergency situations involving animals.

Attention Utah Horse Owners

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) Confirmed in Nevada

EHM is a neurologic condition that can result from infection with Equine Herpesvirus-1. Horses that attended the Nevada State/Junior/High School Rodeo that took place in Pahrump February 22-24 may have been exposed to the virus and should be monitored for signs of disease such as fever, cough or runny nose. Two additional cases of EHV-1 were confirmed in Clark County, Nevada on March 19th. Additional exposure may have occurred at a rodeo in Fernley March 8th-10th.

Horses should be isolated for two weeks after returning home from an event, during which time they should be monitored for disease symptoms. Horse owners should contact their veterinarian immediately if their horse begins to show sign of EHV-1 after returning from an event. Currently, no signs of this virus have been reported in Utah horses.

See the brochure posted below for more information.

Click here for EHM brochure

New Castle Disease Links

Frequently Asked Questions--What you need to know

Top Tips for Keeping Your Birds Healthy

Virulent New Castle is Spreading--What Can You Do?

Symptoms: Photo Sheet 

Attention Utah Swine Producers

African Swine Fever Alert in China

Click here for details

   Premises ID's

How to obtain a Premises ID  

West Nile Disease in Animals

Interactive Map

Reportable Disease Form (for Veterinarians)

Veterinary Loan Repayment Program

More information  

 Emergency Response for Animals

More Information

 Electronic Health Certificate Information for Veterinarians & their staff 

Free & fee-based products / services

 Animal Industry Division Newsletter

October 2018

May 2018

September 2017

May 2017

September 2016

Read the current and past issues of the Animal Industry Newsletter, started September 2016. 

 Veterinary Feed Directive

Information about January 1 2017 directive 

   Horse Roping/Tripping Information 

 Horse Roping/Tripping Information

Horse/Mule Inspection Inspections

Inspection requirements flyer

Steps to prevent the spread of Avian influenza

Statement regarding Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza discovered in Utah, California, Oregon, and Washington and resource material for poultry owners to prevent its spread. 
USDA website for keeping birds healthy.
Avian Influenza Safeguards brochure for Utah bird owners.


Animal Health




Brand Inspection & Registration


For Veterinarians




Meat & Dairy Processing


Poultry & Eggs


Utah Community Spay & Neuter Program


Raccoons and Coyotes


Wildlife Services