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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 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.

Global VetLINK (GVL)
GVL's eCVI is an online, fee-based service that requires access to the internet to create, manage, and submit CVIs.

Global VetLINK'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 MyVetLINK.com

For a complete listing and samples of Global VetLINK products visit http://globalvetlink.com/.
For more information on Global VetLINK's sister-site, MyVetLINK.com, visit www.myvetlink.com/.

Indiana's Electronic Certificate (IN eCVI)
Indiana's eCVI is a free, fillable pdf provided to any interested practitioner who 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 (http://get.adobe.com/reader/).  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.

If you are interested in the IN eCVI, contact Kara Hammes at (317)544-2394 or kahammes@boah.in.gov. A BOAH representative will come to your clinic to complete a training on the IN eCVI for you and any staff who 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 seeking veterinarians interested in testing the app and providing feedback. The iCVI can be created, signed and printed without access to the internet. The app will automatically submit signed CVIs to BOAH the next time it connects to the internet via WiFi.

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

Comparisons of CVI Solutions
 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

GVL

IN     eCVI

IN      iCVI

Paper

Enables practitioners to meet Indiana's movement documentation requirements

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Free-of-charge

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Consistently readable CVI document

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Same program can be used to create certificates for all species

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Save on space and search time with electronic file storage

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Save on postage with electronic delivery to clients and state officials

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Include more animals on a single CVI

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Faster creation of CVIs with pre-filled templates for regular movements

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Easy upload of multiple, unique animal IDs

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Use anywhere with mobile app access

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Convenient, automated electronic submission to State Officials

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More accurate ID with animal photo and brand image upload

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Easy records access with automated searchable archive of CVIs

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24/7 validation of premises ID

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24/7 access to records by client (if granted)

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Increased accuracy with automated test data integration

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