Office of the State Veterinarian
Dr. Mary Jane Lis
Livestock and poultry are inspected and tested to detect infectious and contagious diseases. The importation of healthy livestock, poultry and pet birds are regulated and health certificates are issued for livestock and poultry destined for export. Intensive poultry farms must be registered with the Bureau and are regulated and inspected to maintain accepted environmental management practices.
Dr. Mary Jane Lis, in the Office of the State Veterinarian, acts as the official epidemiologist for animal and poultry diseases; coordinates state and federal governmental agencies and livestock producers to control diseases; and oversees and guides the development and management of disease control programs performed by the agency.
The Animal Health Division may be contacted at (860) 713-2505.
CT Fair Health Requirements:
For information regarding animal health requirements at CT fairs please review the 2013 Animal Health Requirements for CT Shows and Fairs (6 pages, 321 KB .pdf.)
Attention Poultry Exhibitors: