Animal Health Alert: Issue 19


Issue 19

DVM Resource Page Updates

New Reportable Disease List Added

Reportable Disease List

The DVM Resources webpage is the Animal Industry Division's central location for essential information for Michigan's veterinarians. Recently, we have added some new resources that we would like to make you aware of.

  • Reportable Disease List: The new Reportable Disease List now has all diseases categorized by response: emergency, regulated and monitored. Additionally, diseases have been added and removed under each species. For example, strangles and pigeon fever are now regulated diseases under equine, and leptospirosis is a regulated disease for only canines. 
  • Reporting a Reportable Animal Disease Form: The Reporting a Reportable Animal Disease (RRAD) form is a new fillable PDF that should be used by veterinarians to digitally submit essential information on a reportable disease. 
  • 2017 Disease Information: A comprehensive list of all reportable diseases addressed in 2017. Additionally, maps for canine and equine diseases.
  • Electronic CVI Information: As explained below, Michigan now has free electronic CVI options. On the Health Certificates page, you can find information and resources like instructional videos on the new MI eCVI and a current list of states that don't accept the APHIS form 7001.

Additionally, veterinarians can sign up for this e-newsletter and view past issues of the Animal Health Update on the landing page. The DVM Resource page is updated whenever necessary, so make sure to check back frequently for new information. 

Health Certificates

Free Electronic CVI Options Now Available

mCVI on Device

Electronic CVIs save you time and money, while improving customer service. MDARD now offers two free options to Michigan’s accredited veterinarians, the MI eCVI and the mCVI.

The MI eCVI is a user-friendly alternative to paper Certificates of Veterinary Inspection in a fillable PDF format. MI eCVI is free and can be used on any personal computer with an internet connection. If you want to give MI eCVI a try, complete and submit the user agreement to receive the MI eCVI with a step-by-step user guide (allow five business days for processing). 

If you prefer to complete certificates on your tablet or smartphone, there is now a free mobile application available for Android and iOS devices. The mCVI is a mobile option that provides a nearly all-inclusive option for storing certificates, emailing clients, issuing CVIs in the field, and working offline. Find mCVI at Google Play or the App Store today.

Note on Paper Forms: Several states are no longer accepting the fillable PDF of APHIS Form 7001. Open availability of this form on the internet has given rise to forgery. Therefore, APHIS Form 7001 (fillable PDF) cannot be used for small animals moving to the following states (subject to change): Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Additionally, Michigan is encouraging veterinarians to use the Michigan paper all-species CVI or an electronic CVI, as Michigan is considering no longer accepting the APHIS form 7001.

Bovine Tuberculosis

Zoning Order Open for Public Comment

Cows and Barn

The Animal Industry Division is proposing revisions to Michigan’s bovine tuberculosis zoning order, most recently amended on June 7, 2016.  To review a copy of the proposed zoning order and a map of the proposed Enhanced Wildlife Biosecurity Area, visit under the “Bovine TB Information (Livestock)” tab. Please provide comment on the proposed changes by email, fax or mail by March 9, 2018.

Fax: 517-241-1560
Mail: MI Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Dev.
Animal Industry Division
Torri Nighbert
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909

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Contact the Animal Industry Division:

Constitution Hall
525 West Allegan Street
6th Floor, P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909


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