State and federal regulations for the interstate movement of livestock are ever changing as the agencies that regulate animal health continue to try to contain or eradicate diseases that impact the livestock industry. All states require a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection stating that the animal is healthy and free from contagious diseases prior to transport. Each animal must have some form of official identification, and may be subject to specific laboratory testing verifying it is disease-free. Tuberculosis, brucellosis, anaplasmosis, trichomoniasis, pseudorabies, equine infectious anemia and scrapie are just some of the diseases that may require special testing before moving livestock across state or international borders. And many states require prior approval in the form of an import permit from their own state veterinary office.
Planning ahead is important. An examination of the animal is required. If the state of your destination requires tests it may take seven to ten days for results to be reported before a Health Certificate can be issued.
We can provide you with current export regulations and test requirements, and are very experienced in working with government agencies in obtaining any permits required. Our staff can prepare all the necessary documents for the transportation of your livestock.
Link to International Export Regulations: Click Here
Link to Interstate Export Regulations: Click Here