Animal Health Division

The Animal Health Division, under the direction of the state veterinarian, promotes and protects Missouri's diverse and dynamic livestock industry. The assistance and oversight provided by the division's programs ensure greater market access for Missouri's livestock and companion animal industries. Animal agriculture accounts for about half of Missouri's annual agriculture cash receipts. The division administers laws and programs designed to control and eradicate livestock disease, and to maintain and enhance the integrity of the state's animal industries. This responsibility is carried out through various programs such as disease control and eradication, animal health laboratories, livestock market and dealer registration, rendering plant licensing, meat and poultry inspection, registration of livestock brands and dead animal surveillance.

Who We Are and What We Do


  • Biosecurity
  • Secure Food Supply Plans
  • Federal Premises Registration
  • Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Planning
  • Agri-Terrorism and Ag Crimes

Diagnostic Laboratories

  • Laboratory Information
  • Submission Information
  • Laboratory Tests and Fees

Disease Control and Surveillance

  • Animal Disease Traceability (ADT)
  • Cervidae
  • Dead Animal Disposal Law
  • Large Carnivore Program
  • Livestock Markets/Dealers
  • Livestock Movement Requirements, Permitting, and Regulations
  • Missouri Livestock Brands
  • Program Diseases
  • Reportable Diseases
  • Veterinary Resources
  • Program Contacts

Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) Program

  • License and Renewal
  • Operation Bark Alert
  • Continuing Education
  • Spay and Neuter Grant Program
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Blue Ribbon Kennel Program
  • Canine Brucellosis and Certified Free Program
  • Forms
  • Regulations
  • Program Contacts

Meat & Poultry Inspection
Program (MPIP)

  • Inspection
  • Exemption

Poultry Health Program

  • NPIP
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Poultry Diseases
  • Poultry Biosecurity
  • Import and Exhibition Regulations
  • Additional Resources