New Mexico Livestock Board

New Mexico Livestock Board Serving New Mexico since 1887 As part of the oldest law enforcement agency in the State of New Mexico, the men and women of the New Mexico Livestock Board serve and protect an industry that has been operating in the western territory of what is now the United States for over 400 years.
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Though New Mexico did not become a state until 1912, our agency was formed in 1887 as the Cattle Sanitary Board, the Sheep Sanitary Board subsequently forming in 1889. The two organizations merged in 1967, becoming the New Mexico Livestock Board which continues today as an agency of the State of New Mexico.

Mission: Our mission is to protect the integrity of New Mexico's livestock industry. Our team of over sixty full time inspectors and another sixty-some full and part time deputies continuously patrol and perform inspections around our state to help keep our livestock free from disease and safe from theft. We are also the office of the State Veterinarian. Dr. Dave Fly and his team of veterinarians collaborate with various government and private sector partners to ensure that our state remains free of diseases.

Operating as usual

10/02/2020

FRAUD ALERT REGARDING BREEDING BULLS

We have seen a few cases recently involving a scam to buy breeding bulls. The party wanting to buy a bull contacts a producer, agrees to a price and mails a forged cashier’s check. The check looks real and even the bank it is written on states that it looks like their checks, but the routing number is false.

In these cases the bulls were not shipped before the check was found to be fraudulent. We advise you to be wary when conducting business from a distance, whether that be online or over the phone. We are working to locate the suspect or suspects. Any information you may have that would help us would be greatly appreciated.

07/31/2020
07/16/2020

LONGTIME NMLB INSPECTOR HAS PASSED AWAY

It is with a heavy heart that NMLB has to mark the passing of one of our longtime and highly valued inspectors David “Gene” Cessnun. Gene passed away on July 2, 2020. He was 84 years old. Gene was an extremely dedicated NMLB inspector for the past 15 years for district 12 in the southeast part of the state. Gene was a true cowboy through and through and he will be sorely missed by the NMLB family.

Please take time to read the obituary linked on our website.

https://www.nmlbonline.com/news

Animal Protection of New Mexico to Offer Reward for Information Regarding A Pony Butchered in Corrales, NM
06/29/2020

Animal Protection of New Mexico to Offer Reward for Information Regarding A Pony Butchered in Corrales, NM

Animal Protection of New Mexico to Offer Reward for Information Regarding Two Horses Shot in Mora County
06/29/2020

Animal Protection of New Mexico to Offer Reward for Information Regarding Two Horses Shot in Mora County

VESICULAR STOMATITIS CONFIRMED IN NEW MEXICO - APRIL 2020On April 13, 2020, the National Veterinary Services Laboratorie...
04/16/2020
New Mexico Livestock Board

VESICULAR STOMATITIS CONFIRMED IN NEW MEXICO - APRIL 2020

On April 13, 2020, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, confirmed a finding of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) infection (Indiana serotype) on an equine premises in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. A single horse on the index premises has met the case definition of infection with compatible clinical signs and virus isolation positive results. A second equine premises in Sierra County, New Mexico subsequently met confirmed VSV case definition with compatible clinical signs and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-positive results for VSV (Indiana serotype). This is the 2020 VSV index case for the United States and subsequent VSV case for New Mexico.

The epidemiological investigations on both VSV-positive premises indicate that incursion of VSV-infected insect vectors is the likely source of infection in these herds. Biosecurity measures and vector mitigation have been instituted to reduce spread of the virus. For full NMLB press release and related resources visit our What's New page @ www.nmlbonline.com/news

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03/25/2020
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RABBIT HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE VIRUS (RHDV)

This viral disease of rabbit has been diagnosed in New Mexico. We are reporting on partial results from the USDA APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories and Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were positive for RHDV Type 2. Suspect cases have been reported from central and southern New Mexico, as well as cases of wild rabbit die offs throughout southern New Mexico.

Do not allow visitors in your rabbitry, fence out wild rabbits, and limit new animal introduction. Please see the information from USDA APHIS Veterinary Services on our website @ www.nmlbonline.com/news

03/16/2020
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING NMLB’s ALBUQUERQUE OFFICE

Due to the Governor declaring a State of Public Health Emergency, the office of The New Mexico Livestock Board is following the directive from Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and taking proactive measures.

Effective immediately all in person services and transactions at the Albuquerque office are suspended indefinitely. Exceptions to this closure can be made with an appointment by calling our office at (505) 841-6161 Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm.

There are services that can be performed on our website @ www.nmlbonline.com :
• Review Updates on Animal Health
• Entry Permit Information and Requirements
• Brand Renewals
• Brand Searches
• Print Brand Applications and Submit by Mail
• Print Brand Transfer Forms and Submit by Mail
• Find Statutes and Rules Related to Livestock in NM

NMLB loses longtime InspectorIt is with deep sadness that we post the passing of our friend and longtime employee, James...
11/21/2019
Obituary for James "Jim" F. Bagley at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary

NMLB loses longtime Inspector

It is with deep sadness that we post the passing of our friend and longtime employee, James “Jim” Bagley. Jim was highly respected by the industry he served, the inspectors he worked alongside, and the staff of the New Mexico Livestock Board. Jim worked in the Meat Inspection Division and as a Brand Inspector for nearly 33 years. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family.

Link for obituary and service information:

https://www.harris-hanlonmortuary.com/obituary/james-jim-bagley

James Jim F. Bagley, 66, passed away on November 17, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born on August 31, 1953 in Odessa, Texas to the late E.R. Bud and Dorothy Bagley. Jim was a longtime resident of Corona, New Mexico and worked for the NM Livestock Board for

USDA inspectors and New Mexico Livestock Board inspectors and supervisors are currently testing over 25,000 cows and hei...
10/23/2019

USDA inspectors and New Mexico Livestock Board inspectors and supervisors are currently testing over 25,000 cows and heifers in the southeast part of the state. Such testing is necessary to ensure that New Mexico beef and dairy products are safe.

Byron Murphy Receives Top Gun AwardEvery two years, the NMLB is required to complete 40 hours of in-service training to ...
08/21/2019

Byron Murphy Receives Top Gun Award

Every two years, the NMLB is required to complete 40 hours of in-service training to meet the Department of Public Safety requirements for certified police officers. The class room and range time included legal updates and firearms trainings. While at the trainings, held in Raton last month, a top gun contest was put together by firearms instructor Ruben Baca. Byron Murphy beat out the best of our 25 shooters in both time and accuracy. Congratulations Byron! Michele Ingram came in at a close second and Barry Allen in third. The belt buckle was hand made by Marion Turner.

The New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB) held its first meeting with newly appointed members Thursday, Aug. 8, in Albuquerq...
08/12/2019
New Mexico Livestock Board

The New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB) held its first meeting with newly appointed members Thursday, Aug. 8, in Albuquerque.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed the following new members to the board in late July: Tony Casados, Jr., John N. Conniff, Tobin Allen Dolan, Kathy Charise Longinaker, Rita Marie Padilla-Gutierrez, Morgan Switzer-McGinley, Edward Paul Torres and Tara M. Vander Dussen. The eight new members join Molly Manzanares on the board.

Tara Vander Dussen nominated Molly Manzanares as chair, Tobin Dolan as vice chair and John Conniff as secretary. Members elected all three to those respective positions.

New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte attended the meeting as NMLB Interim Executive Director. Witte said the positions of executive director and chief legal counsel are in the hiring process.

The NMLB’s mission is to protect the integrity of New Mexico’s livestock industry. The NMLB team of about 60 full-time inspectors and 60 full- and part-time deputies continuously patrol and perform inspections around the state to help keep livestock free from disease and safe from theft. NMLB is also home to the office of the state veterinarian, whose team collaborates with various government and private sector partners to ensure that New Mexico remains free of diseases.

As part of the oldest law enforcement agency in New Mexico, the men and women of the NMLB serve and protect an industry that has operated in the western territory of what is now the United States for over 400 years. Though New Mexico did not become a state until 1912, this agency was formed in 1887 as the Cattle Sanitary Board. The Sheep Sanitary Board formed two years later. The two organizations merged in 1967, becoming the New Mexico Livestock Board, which continues today as an agency of the State of New Mexico.

For more information at the NMLB, visit https://www.nmlbonline.com/.

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**State officials announce recommendations as result of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus among New Mexico horses** (Albuquerqu...
07/16/2019

**State officials announce recommendations as result of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus among New Mexico horses**

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – As fair season approaches, the New Mexico Livestock Board announced several recommendations as a result of confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) cases in New Mexico horses.

New Mexico State Veterinarian Dr. Ralph Zimmerman urges people to be diligent.

“While we are not ordering the cancellation of any events at this point, we recommend several advisable steps to keep animals safe,” said Zimmerman. “I encourage common sense decision making and overall awareness of the situation.”

Following is a list of recommendations for fair organizers, rodeo organizers and for individuals bringing animals to events:

*Either an Extension agent, local veterinarian or a knowledgeable livestock person should be present at entry gates to check animals’ mouths for lesions (using fresh gloves for each animal)
*Questionable animals should be sent home before they enter the grounds
*The use of fly spray is encouraged
*Do not handle other people’s animals
*Avoid sharing grooming equipment
*Use your own water buckets
*If an animal breaks with Vesicular Stomatitis on the grounds, send them home immediately

At this point, state officials are not requiring a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection for intrastate travel.

VSV cases have been confirmed in Valencia, Sandoval, Los Alamos and Santa Fe Counties thus far.

The virus can affect horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, camelids (alpacas and llamas) and cervids (deer species). Symptoms may include oral lesions, oral blistering and drooling, but please refer to the New Mexico Livestock Board website for more detailed information: https://www.nmlbonline.com/news.

Please be sure to contact your veterinarian if you plan to travel from New Mexico to other states with horses or other livestock. This disease is reportable in New Mexico, meaning animal owners are required to notify USDA or the state veterinarian if your veterinarian suspects VSV.
If you suspect Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, please contact the New Mexico State Veterinarian Dr. Ralph Zimmerman at 505-841-6161 or USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)/USDA-Veterinary Services (VS) at 505-313-8050.

– NMLB –

06/27/2019

Vesicular Stomatitis virus found on Sandoval County Premise.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.nmlbonline.com

NMLB Inspector graduates from Law Enforcement Academy.We would like to announce that Amanda McComb graduated on 5/31/19 ...
06/03/2019

NMLB Inspector graduates from Law Enforcement Academy.

We would like to announce that Amanda McComb graduated on 5/31/19 from the Basic Police Officer Training (BPOT) program at the Law Enforcement Academy in Hobbs, NM. Amanda is an inspector in District 10, the Las Cruces area, and has worked for the New Mexico Livestock Board since March of 2018. Completing the BPOT course is no easy task, and Amanda represented the NMLB well, showing great professionalism and commitment. We all look forward to the contributions that Inspector McComb will make in service to the livestock industry of New Mexico.

Congratulations Amanda!

Rescued Horse Makes Drastic Recovery:On October 25, 2018 a sorrel mare was reported to be roaming on County Road A19A We...
05/08/2019

Rescued Horse Makes Drastic Recovery:

On October 25, 2018 a sorrel mare was reported to be roaming on County Road A19A West of Las Vegas in the San Pablo area. The caller stated horse appeared to be weak and starving. New Mexico Livestock Board Inspector Matthew Romero and Area Supervisor April Riggs worked to get the mare veterinary treatment and feed. At the Vet Clinic, X-rays did show the mare had a mending fractured left jaw, and was severely malnourished.

A notice was sent out online through the NMLB web site and no owner for the horse came forward. The horse was cared for by Matthew and April, even during a snow storm when April provide one of her own horse blanket for the mare, until the horse could be transferred to The Horse Shelter, a rescue near Cerrillos, NM.

The two pictures show the progress the horse has made at The Horse Shelter since October of last year. Thank you to all of our licensed rescues that work with the NMLB to ensure these abandoned horses recover so well.

03/02/2018
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Notice of upcoming rule hearing and regular board meeting. See link for details.

Fall Poultry Workshop 2017 in Roswell, NM on October 6th.
10/12/2017

Fall Poultry Workshop 2017 in Roswell, NM on October 6th.

Informational Meeting at the port of Santa Teresa with Cattle Buyers and Brokers - October 11th, 2017
10/12/2017

Informational Meeting at the port of Santa Teresa with Cattle Buyers and Brokers - October 11th, 2017

10/05/2017
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WHOA vs NMLB Placitas Lawsuit Dismissed by the New Mexico District Court of Appeals. Click below to see the court's written opinion.

10/05/2017
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USDA News Release. High Plains Livestock LLC Suspended Four-Years in Settlement with GIPSA. Click below for more details.

03/07/2017
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CONTRACTUAL INSPECTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE - Bernalillo, Valencia, and Sandoval counties

https://www.nmlbonline.com/documents/Contractual%20Inspector%20Posting%20Announcement.pdf

Las Cruces Sun-News Article on the selection of Dr. Zimmerman as the New Mexico state veterinarian
07/21/2016
New state veterinarian hired in New Mexico

Las Cruces Sun-News Article on the selection of Dr. Zimmerman as the New Mexico state veterinarian

LAS CRUCES - After a six-month nationwide search, a new state veterinarian has been named for New Mexico.

06/06/2016
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WEST NILE VIRUS:
According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, horses represent 96.9 percent of all reported non-human cases of West Nile virus in mammals. Symptoms include fever, lack of coordination, difficulty or inability to rise, drooping lips, weakness, muscle twitching, and sensitivity to sound and/or touch. Approximately one-third of horses affected can die from the virus, and those that survive may have permanent neurological damage.

We encourage horse owners to vaccinate against this disease now, as mosquito season approaches.

Click the link below for today's press release on this topic with more complete information.

Here are a few features of our website which may interest the public:* Our What's Hot section contains continually updat...
07/15/2015
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Here are a few features of our website which may interest the public:

* Our What's Hot section contains continually updated information. Most recently we have been updating the status of Vesicular Stomatitis in our state and beyond at least weekly.

* The Lost/Found/Estray section lists livestock reported lost or taken up by the NMLB.

*Import/Export/Exhibition lists livestock import rules for our state along with an exhibitors' guide and other livestock movement information.

* The Links and Other Documents section includes links to our state's livestock and ranching related statutes and rules.

* An Employee Directory includes a map of the state. If you click anywhere on the map, you get a list of inspectors covering that location.

You are invited to visit our page regularly for these and other features

The 2015 Edition of the New Mexico Brand Book is now available for purchase online, over the counter at our office, or b...
03/10/2015
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The 2015 Edition of the New Mexico Brand Book is now available for purchase online, over the counter at our office, or by mail order. For an order form, or to order online or get directions to our office, click below to go to our main home page.

Prices are $25 including shipping if we mail one to you or $20 over the counter in our Albuquerque office.

03/19/2014
New Mexico Livestock Board

RENEW YOUR BRAND ONLINE

All brands are expiring soon, so the every-three-year rerecord effort has begun. We're starting this time with email and Facebook first to see how many we can get registered before we send out the remaining notices by mail. The savings to the taxpayer can be significant if we can send out dramatically fewer notices. A special thanks to the many of you who have already done this. You can click on "Renew Your Brand" from our main home page and either print a form to fill out and mail in, or you can complete the process in just a few minutes online with a credit card. Please like and share this post to join us in creating as efficient a rerecord process as we possibly can by getting the word out electronically. Click below to start the process.

As part of the oldest law enforcement agency in the State of New Mexico, the men and women of the New Mexico Livestock Board serve and protect an industry that has been operating in the western territory of what is now the United States for over 400 years. Though New Mexico did not become a state un...

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