Disease Control

Meat Inspection

Livestock Auctions

Certification Programs

State Import Requirements

Animal Disease Traceability

SD Animal Industry Board Mission Statement

To prevent the importation of animal diseases in the state by requiring health certificates, permits, and tests on all imported animals; to provide animal identification systems for maintenance of animal health and food safety; to maintain an adequate surveillance system for disease by testing blood and tissue samples for Brucellosis and Tuberculosis from cattle and swine slaughtered; to test swine for Pseudorabies; to inspect and test for emerging diseases, emergency diseases, and eradicated diseases; to conduct and control eradication programs both mandatory and voluntary certification programs in brucellosis and pseudorabies in the state; to regulate the livestock auction markets and dealers by inspecting, licensing, and bonding; to license and inspect rendering plants and enforce the disposal of dead animals; to enforce the animal welfare laws (inhumane treatment) of livestock; to regulate the breeding, raising, producing, marketing, and distribution of certain nondomestic animals; to give an ante mortem and post mortem inspection of slaughtered animals; to perform processing inspection; and to inspect each custom exempt facility for sanitation.

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