University of Maryland Extension

Animal Disease Traceability

Premises registration is key to help respond to and minimize the impact of an animal disease outbreak.  The first step in implementing an animal identification system is identifying and registering premises where livestock is congregated. 

Animal Health officials work with federal and state partners along with producers to establish a successful identification program that will enable rapid traces to disease suspects and therefore rapid and more effective disease control.

Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Disease Traceability Information

http://mda.maryland.gov/AnimalHealth/Pages/disease-traceability.aspx

United States Department of Agriculture Animal Disease Traceability Information

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/SA_Traceability

ALL CATTLE AND SWINE ENTERING MARYLAND FAIRS AND SHOWS MUST HAVE FOR OFFICIAL IDENTIFICATION A RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFCATION (RFID) TAG.

Scrapie tags are required for all sheep and goats leaving the farm. Call 804-343-2560 to order Scrapie tags. 

Maryland Animal Health Fair and Show Homepage

http://mda.maryland.gov/AnimalHealth/Pages/Fairs-Shows.aspx

2019 Maryland Animal Health Fair and Show Requirements

https://mda.maryland.gov/AnimalHealth/Documents/Fair%20and%20Show%20Requirements.pdf

Maryland Premise Registration Form: 

http://mda.maryland.gov/AnimalHealth/Documents/MDA%20E-15%20Premise%20Registration%20Form%20.pdf

Pennsylvania Premise Registration Form (Online): 

http://www.pda.pa.gov/PremisesRegistration/

Delaware Department of Agriculture Poultry & Animal Health Contact Information:

http://dda.delaware.gov/poultryah/contact_us.shtml

RFID Tag Information:

http://mda.maryland.gov/AnimalHealth/Pages/disease-traceability.aspx

Below you will find the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Letter for Cattle and Swine Exhibitors and RFID Tags for Exhibition Livestock: Cattle & Swine Fact Sheet

If you have questions, please contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Health Headquarters at: 410-841-5810 during normal business hours.                               

 

 

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