Iowa Animal Industry Bureau
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The Iowa Animal Industry Bureau is the governmental agency in the state of Iowa, United States, that regulates livestock health and livestock identification. Administratively it is under the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and its director is the State Veterinarian. The bureau also administratively supports the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine.
All brands for livestock used in Iowa must be registered. For the purpose of branding, livestock is defined as horses, cattle, sheep, mules, or asses (donkeys). Iowa provides electronic access to all registered brands.
The Iowa Animal Industry Bureau maintains health programs for the following diseases:
- Avian influenza
- Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) detection
- Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication
- Chronic wasting disease (CWD)
- Contagious equine metritis (CEM)
- Exotic Newcastle disease (END), a poultry disease
- Foot-and-mouth disease
- Johne's disease
- West Nile Virus
In addition the bureau establishes the health requirements for the exhibition of livestock, poultry and birds at county fairs, the State Fair and district shows.
Notes and references
- Northey, Bill (18 May 2009) "State Vets Office Focused on Animal Health" Iowa Ag Connection
- "Iowa Recorded Livestock Brands"
- Schmitt, David. "Iowa Agriculture is Ready in Case Avian Influenza Strikes". Iowa Animal Industry Bureau.
- "Senate File 206", Iowa law amending the "Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Fund" 1997
- "Animal Industry Bureau: What we do". Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Archived from the original on 31 May 2008.
- "Animal Industry Bureau" Official State of Iowa website.