- Category: Animals
- Published: Monday, 15 July 2013 17:56
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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
Attention Utah Swine Producers
African Swine Fever Alert in China
Click here for details
West Nile Disease in Animals
Veterinary Loan Repayment Program
Emergency Response for Animals
Electronic Health Certificate Information for Veterinarians & their staff
Animal Industry Division Newsletter
Read the current and past issues of the Animal Industry Newsletter, started September 2016.
Veterinary Feed Directive
Horse Roping/Tripping Information
Horse/Mule Inspection Inspections
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 Program
- Animal Feed Product Registration
- Animal Health Education & Outreach
- Disaster Services for Animals
- Aquaculture (Fish Health)
Brand Inspection & Registration
- Bonding for Livestock Dealers
- Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)
- Elk Farms & Elk Hunting Parks
- Utah Grazing Improvement Program (UGIP)
- Utah Horse Racing Commission
- Utah Livestock Auctions
- US Livestock Genetic Exports (USLGE)
Meat & Dairy Processing
- Analytical Laboratories
- Dairy Inspection
- Farm Custom Slaughter Licensing
- Meat & Poultry Inspection
- Meat Compliance
Poultry & Eggs
Utah Community Spay & Neuter Program
Raccoons and Coyotes
- Permit requirements and application form for holding raccoons and coyotes in captivity for educational purposes