COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR ANIMAL OWNERS, LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS, AND VETERINARIANS
To keep the livestock industries, veterinarians, and service providers as up to date as possible with relevant information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the SDAIB will maintain the most recent information and guidance available on this page. Visit frequently as information will be updated.
State of South Dakota
The Animal Industry Board office is currently closed until 5/31/2020 in accordance with Governor Noem’s executive order 2020-12.
For livestock import requirements please check this link: https://aib.sd.gov/imports.html
If you wish to speak to one of the AIB veterinarians, please contact them directly at the following numbers:
LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS & INDUSTRY
Telemedicine in Veterinary Medicine
As veterinarians strive to continue to provide essential services in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the FDA has announced intentions temporarily suspend enforcement of certain provisions to allow veterinarians to better utilize telemedicine.
The South Dakota Veterinary Medical Examining Board recognizes telemedicine as a valuable tool in the context of a valid veterinary client patient relationship (VCPR). Veterinarians should use professional judgement and discretion when making diagnostic and therapeutic decisions using telemedicine.