All imports of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and cervidae from any states which have a confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis positive animal since the beginning of each calendar year, are required to be accompanied by a pre-entry permit number prior to import into North Dakota. The permit number is to be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) and is given to the veterinarian issuing the CVI.
As of July 6, 2015 all livestock and equine from Colorado, as of July 22, 2015 all livestock and equine from Wyoming, as of July 31, 2015 all livestock and equine from South Dakota, and as of August 4, 2015, all livestock and equine from Utah and New Mexico, require an importation permit number on all Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) to enter the State of North Dakota. The ICVI must have the following statement included:
A statement shall be written on the CVI by the issuing veterinarian that indicates "the animals on the CVI have not originated from a premise or an area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last 30 days; and the animals in the shipment have no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis."
For shipments within a 10 mile radius of an infected area or premises, use the statement above except for the exam must be within a 24 hour time frame as well as the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within 24 hours.
These requirements shall remain in effect until notice is given by the North Dakota Board of Animal Health.
Importation Permits are required on certain animals entering North Dakota. Permits can be obtained by calling:
State Board of Animal Health
ND Dept of Agriculture
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 602
Bismarck ND 58505-0020
Phone: 701-328-2655 (8 am - 5 pm CT) during office hours
Emergencies and After Hours: (701) 220-5194 or (701) 220-0092 or (701) 202-6251