Office of the State Veterinarian

Interim State Veterinarian - Erin Masur, DVM

Livestock and poultry are inspected and tested to detect infectious and contagious diseases. The importation of healthy livestock, poultry and pet birds are regulated, and health certificates are issued for livestock and poultry destined for export. Intensive poultry farms must be registered with the Bureau and are regulated and inspected to maintain accepted environmental management practices.
herding sheepThe Office of the State Veterinarian acts as the official epidemiologist for animal and poultry diseases; coordinates state and federal governmental agencies and livestock producers to control diseases; and oversees and guides the development and management of disease control programs performed by the agency.

The Animal Health Division may be contacted at (860) 713-2505.

2024 CT Fair Health Requirements:

2024 UPDATED CT Fair and Show Requirements

2024 Milk Handling Recommendations for Exhibitors and Event Organizers

Barn superintendents can find the attached fillable List of Exhibitors document for their convenience which is listed under Requirement #4 of the attached CT Fair & Show Requirements document, and these must be forwarded to the CT Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Regulatory Services by the fair superintendent.

Exhibitors List for Fairs 2024

Additionally, the CT Department of Agriculture is offering to lend barn superintendents our agency electronic RFIDs readers for their use over fair weekends. If any superintendents are interest in borrowing one of our devices then please email Resha Jacquier (Ag Marketing Inspection Rep. II) at at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled fair weekend.

Reportable Disease In Connecticut:

Animal Movement Requirements:

Check List for Moving Sheep and Goats  (updated October 2021)