Indiana's Premise Identification Rule Summary

Indiana State Board of Animal Health Summary of Rule Governing Identification of Livestock Premises
Revised: December 19, 2005

  1. Directs the state veterinarian to establish a state premise identification system that is compatible with the USDA system.

  2. Currently A person may voluntarily obtain a premise identification number for premises associated with

    1. Livestock.

    2. Poultry.

    3. Aquatic animals that are the subject of aquaculture.

  3. Beginning September 1 , 2006, premise registration will be required for each person that buys, sells, or exhibits livestock. These individual must obtain a premise identification number for each of their Indiana premises. The following species are exempt from this requirement (but may still register voluntarily):

    1. Equine (horses, asses, and donkeys).

    2. Camelidae (camels, llamas, and alpacas).

    3. Ostriches, rhea, and emus.

  4. Beginning September 1, 2006, a premises identification number will be required for the following BOAH program participants:

    1. Cervid premises registered under the current BOAH program.

    2. Licensed livestock dealers with premises.

    3. Disposal plants (renderers).

    4. Dairy farms and dairy plants.

    5. Slaughtering plants.

    6. CEM quarantine facilities.

    7. Premises associated with certain BOAH program activities (quarantine, FAD investigation, etc...).

  5. Beginning September 1, 2006, exhibitions of livestock must be registered with the BOAH and will receive a premise identification number. Exhibitions of the following animals are exempt:

    1. Equine (horses, asses, and donkeys).

    2. Camelidae (camels, llamas, and alpacas).

    3. Ostriches, rhea, and emus.

    1. Registration includes:

    2. Dates and location of the exhibition.

    3. Species of animals expected to be at the event.

    4. Name, address, and phone number of person that will be keeping records.

    1. The exhibition must keep records of the following:

    2. The name and address of each exhibitor.

    3. The species of animals exhibited.

    4. If an animal is sold through the exhibition, the name and address of the buyer.