Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

eICVI - Electronic Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection

Electronic Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (eICVI) enable Accredited Veterinarians to do their job more efficiently. In addition, the use of electronic systems often ensures that regulatory requirements are met. 

Pros of using electronic eICVI’s:

  • Time savings & improved efficiency.
  • Multiple ID numbers can be imported into the certificate – no time spent writing out tag numbers.
  • No need for attached sheets.
  • Improved legibility and accuracy - less errors.
  • Allows for real-time information exchange.


Cons of using electronic eICVI’s:

  • Staff training time.
  • Learning curve.
  • Initial investment costs in technology.


Several eICVI products exist and others are being developed. Veterinarians should contact their State Animal Health Official to obtain references to the systems that are recognized and available within their state. Below is a summary of current products available for Utah: 

1) AgConnect mCVI (free)

  • mCVI is automatically uploaded and processed into USAHERDS within 48 hours.
  • mCVI only works on Apple and Android devices.


AgConnect mCVI Resources


 2) State of Utah eCVI (free) 

* We will post information to this web page when it is ready. *

  • A dynamic PDF form that changes its layout depending on items selected. Has drop-down menus, radio buttons, ease of use.
  • Can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Save on mailing, postage
  • UDAF Animal Health office can upload to USAHERDS without having to re-enter the data.


3) GlobalVetLINK LLC - GVL (fee-based) 

  • Submits certificates to state animal health officials.
  • Certificates are uploaded into USAHERDS and automatically processed.
  • Approved for use in all 50 States
  • USDA approved digital signature technology
  • Mobile capability


GVL HealthLINK Training: https://youtu.be/8o73YXTAhGo
Web site: https://www.globalvetlink.com/products/healthlink/


4) VetSentry (fee-based) 

  • Certificates are electronically uploaded into USAHERDS and processed.
  • A PDF form with the same look and feel as the paper CVI's.
  • Easy to fill in with a standard laptop or desktop computer.
  • Automated features send completed eCVIs to state officials and the veterinarian.

Web site: http://www.vet-sentry.com/


5) smartICVI (fee-based) 

  • Completed CVIs electronically submitted to State Animal Health offices, clinic and other stakeholders.
  • Mobile app for your smartphone and tablet that works without an Internet connection.
  • Certificates are uploaded into USAHERDS and automatically processed.

Web site: http://www.smarticvi.com/


6) VSPS - Veterinary Services Process Streamlining (free) 

  • Developed and administered by USDA/APHIS.
  • Also offers online Coggins/EIA test form submission direct to laboratories.
  • Approved for use in all States.
  • Requires Level 2 eAuthentication with USDA. e-Authentication is a registration process that enables users to securely access USDA Web applications and services via the Internet.
  • To register for a Level 2 eAuthentication account click on the following link: Level 2 eAuthentication Registration


Website: https://vsapps.aphis.usda.gov/vsps/


7) USDA APHIS Form 7001 (free)

  • PDF Form 7001 (USDA APHIS)
  • Official USDA-approved form: interstate, international.
  • Free, web-based.
  • Saves on paper and postage.
  • Can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The department is having a number of displays produced that offer education material for backyard bird owners.

Below is a mock up of such a display.


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Domestic Elk Manager
(801) 538-7173
(801) 538-7169 fax

The Utah Legislature joined many other states in 1997 by passing the Domesticated Elk Act and thereby creating a domestic elk industry in the state. Listed below are sources that offer comprehensive information about elk farming in Utah. For further information, contact Leslie McFarlane, Domestic Elk Manager, at (801) 538-7173.

General Information

Importation into Utah

Elk Producer Forms

Utah Code and Administrative Rules Relating to Elk Ranching

Related Links



 Horse Roping/Tripping Information

In 2015 the Utah Legislature passed H.B. 261 Substitute “Horse Tripping Amendments”; creating reporting requirements for venues holding horse roping or tripping events.

This page contains important information regarding your facility's responsibility on what to report, when to report it, and the consequences for failing to report these events.

Please access these links and let the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) know if you have any questions.

Thank you


Horse tripping reporting requirements

What you need to know about horse tripping events - Brochure

The information requested below is required following the passage of H.B 261 





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(801) 538-7103

UHRC Approved Application for License and Racing Privileges

In 1992, the Utah Legislature passed the Utah Horse Racing Act that established a regulatory process for monitoring the horse racing industry. A five-member commission is appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate that oversees the process and makes periodic changes based on needs or industry input.

UDAF administers the Act because of its importance to the market value of Utah horses. Commission sanctioned tracks and races are important in establishing recognized times for Utah quarter horses. During the past year, nearly half of the horses running on sanctioned tracks received Rating of Merit (ROM), an index that helps establish horse values and stud fees. Without Utah's regulatory system and commission to oversee the State's Quarter Horse races, the races and associated times would not be recognized by national and international groups. This would result in the loss of millions of dollars of value to our horse industry.

Utah Horse Racing Rules & Regulations are available in hard copy only at this time. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (801) 538-7103 to request a copy.


Licensing and Fee Information

Licensed As

Annual Fee

Forms and Instructions

Department Contact

Combined Owner/Trainer
Kathleen Mathews
(801) 538-7103
Owner, Trainer, Assistant Trainer, Jockey
Jockey Room Attendant, Colors Attendant, Paddock Attendant, Security Guard, Stable Gate Man, Security Investigator, Concessionaire, Clocker
Pony, Groom, Valet


Utah Code and Administrative Rules Relating to Horse Racing