Livestock & Poultry

Safeguarding human and animal health, assuring food safety and quality, and promoting Arkansas livestock and poultry industries for the benefit of our citizens


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The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission was created by Act 87 of 1963. The Commission has full authority for the control, suppression, and eradication of livestock and poultry diseases and pests, and supervision of livestock and poultry sanitary work in this state. It has the duty for the development of the livestock and poultry industries in the state and for administering the provisions of laws and regulations pertaining to livestock and poultry. The Commission is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with several federal agencies in matters relating to livestock and poultry disease control programs. Learn More

Notices and Important News

May 23, 2024 – Theileria orientalis ikeda has been found in Arkansas

April 26, 2024 – Premovement Testing Requirements for Interstate Movement of Lactating Dairy Cattle

April 5, 2024 – Restriction of Interstate Movement of Dairy Cattle

Poultry Feeding Operations Registration


The Arkansas Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is pleased to announce the resumption of large animal necropsy services. This includes livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, swine), equines, and camelids.

Please contact the laboratory at 501-823-1730 before bringing large animal remains for necropsy.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Fair Funding Guidance

African Swine Fever Confirmed in Dominican Republic

Arkansas State Veterinarian-Approved Products

Livestock and Poultry Division (ADA-LPD) Event Registration

Arkansas Department of Agriculture Issues Important Reminder To Arkansans Acquiring Livestock From Out of State

ON-LINE Entry Permit Issuance (24/7 a Permit Number can be Issued)

Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)


Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (Wild and Domestic Rabbits)

Arkansas Department of Agriculture Press Release Regarding USDA Letter of Retraction of RHD Positive Finding

Questions & Answers on Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)

Requests for Changes to Submitted and Signed Forms

What is the Arkansas Voluntary Premises Identification Number System (PIN)? Click here for program information.

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2020 Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

Weekly Market Summary & Cattle/Livestock Market Reports

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