Wisconsin prides themselves for being one of the highest producers
of dairy products in the country. Wisconsin is also known for
its outstanding bovine semen centers, generating millions of dollars
in revenue annually. Our staff is comprised of veterinarians,
animal health technicians, and administrative staff. We provide
animal disease prevention and control programs for Wisconsin’s
livestock, as well as exporting both live animals and animal products.
Area Veterinarian In Charge: Dr. Sheryl Shaw
of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
for Health Certificate Endorsement:
Monday - Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm (appointment
If you are importing or exporting animals (including germplasm) or animal products,
we request that you check the websites below for information before contacting the Wisconsin Area Office.
Main Phone: (608) 662-0600
Fax: (608) 662-0601
Import/Export Fax: (608) 662-0602
Physical and Mailing Address:
USDA, APHIS, VS
1111 Deming Way Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717-2904
Core Orientation Held in Wisconsin:
Date: February 2011
Location: University of WI Veterinary School, Madison, WI
Contact: Marla Kieler
Directions to our office on the Internet:
to our office from Google Maps *
to our office from MapQuest *
to our office from Yahoo! Maps *
Scrapie Tag Order Form:
Free Scrapie Tag Order Form for Wisconsin (pdf 94kb)
Animal Disease Traceability and Premises Registration
Animal Disease Traceability - a Federal/State/Tribal Nations/Industry flexible framework - is designed to:
- Only apply to animals moved in interstate commerce
- Be administered by the States and Tribal Nations to provide more flexibility
- Encourage the use of lower-cost technology
- Be implemented transparently through federal regulations and the full rulemaking process
The faster animal health officials know which animals are involved and where they can be located, the sooner they can respond and halt the spread of disease. Rapid disease response means fewer producers impacted by an outbreak and less hardship in affected communities. For more information about animal disease traceability, please visit the USDA Animal Disease Traceability Web site.
Traceability is the ability to rapidly determine the source of a disease outbreak and locate all affected and at-risk animals. It is the key to protecting animal health and minimizing the impact of animal disease.
Wisconsin is the first state in the nation to mandate livestock premises registration. Livestock premises registration means that any location where livestock congregate - family farm, hobby farm, backyard poultry flocks, veterinary clinics, markets, livestock feedlots, livestock dealers and haulers - must provide an address, contact person, and list of species to a central database. The location gets a unique identifier. The goal is to be able to trace livestock movements within 48 hours in case of an animal disease outbreak and be able to find where an infection originated and what animals have been exposed. For more information on the Wisconsin Livestock Premises Registration, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection * Web site.
As a livestock producer or animal owner, you can help. Register your Wisconsin premises today by visiting the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium * (WLIC) Web site.
Animal Agriculture Related Links*
State Veterinarian: http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Movement/index.aspx *
Department of Agriculture: http://datcp.wi.gov/index.aspx *
Links are not official USDA websites, USDA does not have
control over content on the external pages.