Animal Health Programs
Animal Health Programs coordinates activities designed to protect the health of South Carolina's livestock and poultry. Documentation of the health status of livestock and poultry both on individual farms and also statewide is a critical factor in access to markets in both other states and other countries for SC livestock and poultry farms.
This department is responsible for the enforcement of state and federal animal health laws and regulations designed to protect animal health through control of endemic, foreign, and emerging diseases. The programs regulate testing and movement of livestock and poultry, auction markets, sales, and all animal disease control programs in our state.
The SC Ag-Watch program administered in this department promotes basic animal disease prevention practices and disease & threat awareness among SC livestock and poultry producers. In addition, Animal Health Programs coordinates animal emergency response planning for the state, addressing both natural and man made disasters.
Animal Health Programs, under the guidance of the State Veterinarian, works closely with the USDA APHIS VS, as well as other state agencies in carrying out its mission.
Animal Health Programs Main Line: 803-726-7805
Livestock Poultry Health Front Desk: 803-788-2260
Interim Director of Animal Health Programs:
Patty Scharko, DVM, MPH
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