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The Division of Animal Health maintains disease control programs to protect the health and well-being of livestock in New Jersey. The Division tracks information about emerging diseases around the world that may impact the Garden State, conducts epidemiological investigations of livestock diseases, operates an animal health diagnostic laboratory, manages two contagious equine metritis quarantine facilities for imported horses and supports an aggressive livestock welfare program.  In addition, the Division is also involved with animal emergency preparedness and response, especially during disasters that affect the health, safety and welfare of animals and their owners.


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Longhorned Tick 

What do I do if I find a tick

County tick dropoff locations

Submission form

Tick information sheet

Tick ID card

Longhorned Tick Fact Sheet

Asian Longhorned Tick Story Map

To report all suspected Longhorned ticks:

Other Tick Information

Rutgers Center for Vector Biology
Rhode Island Tick Encounter site

TickCheck Tick Testing

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Press Release

Maryland Department of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Press Release

Longhorned Tick Not A Vector For Lyme Disease in Experimental Setting

USDA Asian Longhorned Tick Situation Report

Longhorned Tick Images




Regulatory Information 
Animal Quarantine and Embargo - N.J.A.C. 2:5
Avian Influenza Regulations - N.J.A.C. 2:9
  Biological Products for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Purposes - N.J.A.C. 2:6
Disease Control Program/Reportable Disease List - N.J.A.C. 2:2
  Dog and Cat Import - N.J.A.C. 8:23
Domestic Livestock Humane Investigation Complaint Form
Humane Treatment of Domestic Livestock - N.J.A.C. - 2:8

Interstate Livestock Movement Requirements

Laboratory Services - N.J.A.C. - 2:10


List of State Health Officials


  Livestock and Poultry Import - N.J.A.C. 2:3
Livestock Abbreviations 
2021 NJ Fair and Show Animal Health Letter
  Rabies Advisory Notice
Poultry Information 
  Avian Influenza 
  Preventing Human Salmonella Infections linked to Contact with Live Poultry
  Monitored Flock
    National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) 

 Virulent Newcastle Disease  
  Live Bird Marketing System (LBMS)  
 Defend the Flock  
 Certified Pollorum Testing Class - Postponed  
 Requirements for poultry at shows and fairs  


Programs and Services 
  Animal Disease Traceability 
  NJCHAP - NJ Cattle Health Assurance Program
  NJSAGHAP - NJ Sheep and GOAT Health Assurance Program
Animal Disease Fact Sheets 
BQA - Beef Quality Assurance
  Additional Links


Swine Health Information 
  Swine Health Protection Act
  Feral Hogs

Literature Review on Non-animal Origin Feed Ingredients

USDA APHIS Swine Disease Information
African Swine Fever