Division of Animal Health

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History and Mission

History

Through consolidation of the Livestock Sanitary Commission and the State Brand Commission in 1969, the Kansas Division of Animal Health (DAH) was created. Currently there are three programs that make up the DAH, Animal Disease Control, Animal Facilities Inspection and the Brands Program, all of which work to ensure the health and welfare of Kansas livestock and domestic animals. The DAH works in conjunction with two essential boards: the Animal Health Board and the Pet Animal Advisory Board. In 2011, the DAH joined with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, and in 2014 relocated to Manhattan, Kansas.

New content and features

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New Deer Sampling Video!

Hunters can help ensure the safety of the meat they harvest and prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer by collecting samples from field-harvested deer and sending these samples to be tested for the disease. The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has created two videos explaining how to remove the brain stem and lymph nodes for CWD testing; one video is for hunters, and a more detailed video is for veterinarians.

Click here to view the basic video.
Veterinarians can click here to view a more detailed video.

Animal Health in the News

Annual Reports

The Division of Animal Health provides an annual report on Kansas Livestock Markets. Click on the link below to view the report:

2017 Annual Livestock Market Report