Animal Health in Colorado

One of the divisions of the Colorado Department of Agriculture is their Animal Health Division, which is “responsible for animal health and disease control activities in Colorado.”  Their website includes many resources including updates on diseases and conditions such as vasicular stomatitis and avian influenza.  Other resources include tips on controlling predators; information on the Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory; emergency preparedness and response; the Pet Animal Care & Facilities Act; and more.  The website also contains a handy tool for determining the rules for importing animals to Colorado.  Under the Animal Import Requirements section of the homepage, you can match a location with a species to determine the exact rules for importing that species into our state.  You can also select by species to determine the rules for moving animals within the state.