Animal Health & Welfare

ANIMAL HEALTH & WELFARE ALERTS 

The link above is used to distribute alerts and animal health information to veterinarians, producers and industry  stakeholders.  

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus Disease)IMPORTANT ANIMAL INFORMATION

The COVID-19 pandemic is continually evolving in Illinois.  Click the link above to find updates and links to sources for COVID-19 information.  

REPORTABLE DISEASES 

Diseases on this list are required to be reported to the Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare.  The reporting requirement can be satisfied by contacting the Bureau at (217) 782-4944.

ANIMAL WELFARE 

This section is focused on animal welfare licensees and affiliated regulations and information for the Animal Welfare Act, Animal Control Act and Humane Care for Animals Acts. 

  • Provides information on applying for a license with the Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare
  • Animal welfare laws, listing of licensees and annual required reports
  • Approved Humane Investigator Training dates and requirements
  • Swap meet reporting requirements 

This section focuses primarily on animal health information to include the following:
  • Links to species specific information for livestock producers and companion animals
  • Animal Disease Traceability - livestock premises registration and information on identification/tags
  • Animal health laws and animal disease traceability information
  • Stock contractor requirements and livestock exhibition requirements
  • Brand Book

VETERINARIANS

Links to the Veterinary Feed Directive, Accreditation, Electronic CVIs and information on laboratory servcices and ways to become involved in emergency preparedness and response. 

ANIMAL IMPORTS

Livestock imports must meet Illinois requirements and be in compliance with Federal interstate regulations.  All livestock entering Illinois, and consignments to Illinois auction markets, federally approved markets, and recognized slaughtering establishments shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) and/or permit.  ILLINOIS NO LONGER ACCEPTS THE APHIS 7001 FORM.  Click on "Animal Imports" above to learn more. 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

The United States Government's National Response Framework (NRF) guides how the nation works together to provide a unified response to emergencies and disasters.  Under this guide, different functions are defined and roles assigned.  The Illinois Department of Agriculture provides support under Emergency Support Function #11.  Find out more at the link above. 


For more information about these and other animal programs administered by the Department, contact:

Illinois Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare
P.O. Box 19281
State Fairgrounds
Springfield, IL 62794-9281

217-782-4944
TDD: 866-​287-2999
FAX: 217-558-6033