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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

BOAH > Traceability & Premise ID Traceability & Premise ID

Animal Disease Traceability (ADT)

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is proposing rule changes to align with USDA's Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program.  The following information outlines what forms of identification will be recognized as official, as well as what documentation will be required for each species moving into, out of and within Indiana. 

The information in this document is a proposal that, if adopted by the Board, will take effect in 2015 to ensure Indiana complies with federal standards.

Comments about the proposed changes may be submitted to BOAH on the ADT Virtual Public Hearing page.

Premise ID

BOAH requires premises registration of all sites associated with the sale, purchase and/or exhibition of the following species:  cattle, swine, sheep, goats and cervids.  Equine and poultry sites may be registered on a voluntary basis. 

More information about the premises ID program, including registration forms is available here. 

For additional questions about Indiana's premise ID program contact BOAH at or (317) 544-2381.

Animal ID

In general, livestock species need to be individually identified before entering the state of Indiana.  Specific requirements, including types of official ID and when ID must be applied, will vary by species.  Select the species below for more information on requirements and exceptions.