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“Traceability for Livestock Moving Interstate” On January 9, 2013, USDA published a final rule (9 CFR, part 86) titled “Traceability for Livestock Moving Interstate.” The rule establishes requirements for the official identification of livestock and documentation for certain interstate movements of livestock.


Traceability for Livestock Moving Interstate

Official Identification Numbers - Animals

Official identification numbering systems are fundamental to animal disease programs. Numbers for both individual animals and groups of animals are defined to support methods of official identification for the various species and for meeting production management practices. Official animal identification devices, such as eartags, will have an official identification number imprinted on them. Group/lot numbers are associated to the animals through records maintained by individuals responsible for the group throughout the production chain.

Official identification numbers are nationally unique numbers permanently associated with individual animals or groups of animals. Official identification numbers are associated with individual animals or groups of animals through official identification devices or methods. Official identification numbers adhere to one of the following numbering systems: National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES) Animal identification number (AIN) Location-based number system Flock-based number system Any other numbering system approved by the Administrator for the official identification of animals.

Individual Animal Numbers

Official animal numbering systems provide a way to uniquely identify individual animals. Official identification for certain species is based on identification devices (e.g., official eartags, RFID tags) that have an official animal number imprinted on them.

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Comply with Animal Disease Traceability with an Animal Health Certificate

Animal disease events can place significant pressure on the agricultural industry. The USDA sought to combat this back in 2011 with the development of new rules and regulations designed to maintain animal disease traceability. Under these regulations, livestock being transferred interstate must have an animal health certificate. These important regulations are designed to enable a rapid response to animal disease events and, though developed for livestock, are extremely important for all animals that travel from state to state. Vet Sentry provides access to a cat or dog health certificate that ensures compliance to state and federal regulations.

How to Generate a Dog Health Certificate for Travel

Vet Sentry is an innovative tool that supports the creation of health certificates for dogs in an easy and standardized way. Our online software is convenient to access, and provides auto-fill for a range of fields including veterinary information, and allows easy searching on a range of popular fields. Our software is designed to help veterinarians save time while producing robust certifications for animal travel.

Create a Pet Health Certificate Online Today

Vet Sentry is the leading provider of health certificates for cats and dogs and offers easy access to a pet health certificate to prepare your pet for travel. We also offer services to you as a dog shipping company to make your work easier. To learn more about our services, or to demo our cat and dog health certificate software, call today at (320) 334-2875.

Frequently Asked Questions

A certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) is a valuable tool that helps to provide health information about an animal that is traveling. The eCVI is an electronic form of this health certificate. It is typically required by federal and state organizations that help to provide documentation that an animal was inspected and found to be safe and meets all regulations within the state.

A USDA certified veterinarian has been vetted by the USDA to state and sign for the medical condition of an animal. There is a list of qualified veterinarians at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/nvap/ct_areavet if you have their name and accreditation number.

An animal health certificate is a document, electronic or paper, that outlines the specific health of an animal and states that the animal meets the guidelines and regulations set by the federal or state authorities related to the animal’s health. It must be signed by a USDA accredited veterinarian. In short, it states that the animal is safe to transport based on an examination that is provided.

Many states are moving to an electronic certificate number as a way to manage a health certificate for an animal. This is commonly required when an animal will be traveling over state lines. It may be required at the federal or state level in many cases and helps to show that the animal was inspected and meets regulations.

AnThe cost of an eCVI certification is dependent on the rates charged by the issuing organization. VetSentry eCVIs are $2.85 with no upfront or monthly fees. This can change from one organization to the next. It is a good idea to request information about the costs associated with the eCVI inspection certificate before accepting it or paying for it.

Veterinarians complete a health certificate to show that an animal meets the regulations in the state. An eCVI is an electronic version of a health certificate for this. They provide the same information and are typically accepted equally amount those that are issuing them.

Completing an eCVI is a necessary step in planning the travel of an animal over state lines or internationally. Your vet can provide insight into this. You may also get help for it from an animal shipping company that may manage the process and offer guidance to you on obtaining the necessary eCVI to ensure the animal can travel.

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