New Mexico Livestock Board

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The New Mexico Livestock Board regulates livestock health and livestock identification in New Mexico, in the United States. It was created in 1967 by the merger of the New Mexico Cattle Sanitary Board and the New Mexico Sheep Sanitary Board. Their regulatory control over livestock now includes cattle, horses, mules, donkeys (burros), goats, sheep, pigs, bison, poultry, ratites (notably ostriches), camelids (notably llamas) and farmed deer (cervidae).[1] The regulatory authority does not include farmed fish, nor dogs or cats.[1]

Livestock identification[edit]

The registered brand is the basis for livestock identification in New Mexico. Every three years the Board publishes a Brand Book.

Livestock health[edit]

The New Mexico Livestock Board maintains health programs in:

  • Bovine Brucellosis,
  • Bovine Trichimoniasis
  • Bovine Tuberculosis
  • Bovine Johne's Disease
  • Equine Infections Anemia (EIA)
Any horse brought into New Mexico is required to have a negative test for EIA within the 12 months prior to entry, except for nursing foals who accompany EIA test-negative dams.
  • Scrapie
  • Swine Health Surveillance

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The New Mexico Livestock Code, New Mexico Statutes Annotated § 77-2-1.1 Definitions

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