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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

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In 2005, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) introduced Hoosier producers and veterinarians to the electronic certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI), or eCVI. 

By incorporating digital-age technology into the traditional CVI-writing process, eCVIs make the reporting process simpler for veterinarians and producers, and improve animal trace-back efficiencies in a disease break situation.

BOAH recommends three different types of eCVIs.  All eCVI options can be signed and submitted electronically, eliminating the need to mail BOAH a paper copy of completed eCVIs.  The needs of your clients and capabilities of your clinic will help you decide which eCVI is the best fit for you.

GlobalVetLINK (GVL)
GVL's eCVI is an online, fee-based service that offers:

  • Intuitive entry and selection to reduce the need to re-enter owner data
  • Easy data entry for multiple unique IDs with the new Animal ID Wizard
  • Faster certificate submission with batch signing and sending
  • Enhanced animal photo and brand image upload
  • Certificate creation of any species
  • Change of ownership within the same practice
  • Removal of individual animals from a group prior to travel
  • Integration with leading technology companies in the industry
  • Duplication of certificates for faster entry of repetitive movement
  • Validation of Premises ID

GlobalVetLINK's offerings are not limited to just eCVIs. Their extensive list of electronic services includes:

  • Coggins (EIA) certificates (EquusLINK)
  • Storage and retrieval of lab results (LabLINK)
  • Veterinary Feed Directives (eVFDs)
  • Certificate retrieval for clients through

For a complete listing and samples of GlobalVetLINK products visit
For more information on GlobalVetLINK's sister-site,, visit

Indiana's Electronic Certificate (IN eCVI)
Indiana's eCVI is a free, fillable pdf provided to any interested practitioner that is licensed and accredited in Indiana.  All you need to complete an IN eCVI is a computer and a copy of Adobe's free Adobe Reader software (  You do not have to be connected to the internet to create, sign, and print an IN eCVI, but you will need internet access to submit the IN eCVI to BOAH via e-mail.

Benefits of the IN eCVI include:

  • Creation of templates to reduce time to create eCVIs for repetitive movements
  • Same file can be used to create large and small animal papers
  • Most useful for veterinarians that do not have to list large numbers of individually identified animals on their CVIs
  • Appropriate for use by all veterinarians, but especially useful for vets that write a small number of CVIs each year

If you are interested in the IN eCVI, contact Kara Hammes at (317)544-2394 or A BOAH representative will come to your clinic to complete a training on the IN eCVI for you and any staff that will help generate eCVIs.

Indiana's eCVI iPad App (iCVI)
The iCVI is a free app available for iPads only, through the Apple App Store.  The iCVI app is not currently available for iPhones or any Android tablets.  Indiana's iCVI is currently in the pilot phase of its development and BOAH is looking for veterinarians interested in testing the app and providing feedback. 

Benefits of the iCVI include:

  • Easy creation of CVIs in the field, without the need for an internet connection -completed iCVIs will automatically submit to BOAH the next time the iPad connects to WiFi
  • Upload of IDs and other animal information from a spreadsheet
  • Allows digital images of the animal to be included
  • Same app can be used to create large and small animal papers

If you are interested in the iCVI, contact Kara Hammes at (317)544-2394 or A BOAH representative will come to your clinic to complete a training on the app for you and any staff that will help generate iCVIs.

Comparisons of CVI Solutions

IN     eCVI
Consistently readable CVI document    #  #
Save on space and search time with electronic file storage    #  #
Save on postage with electronic delivery to clients and state officials    #  #
Include more animals on a single CVI    #  #
Faster creation of CVIs with pre-filled templates for regular movements    #  #
24/7 validation of premises ID      #
24/7 access to records by client (if granted)      #
Use anywhere with mobile app access      #
Increased accuracy with automated test data integration      #
Convenient, automated electronic submission to State Officials      #
More accurate ID with animal photo and brand image upload      #
Easy records access with automated searchable archive of CVIs      #