A permit is required on all goats entering the state.
A certificate of veterinary inspection is required for all goats entering the state.
Individual identification by scrapie tag or breed registration tattoo is required for all goats.
Brucellosis and Tuberculosis - A negative tuberculosis (TB) test and negative brucellosis test within 30 days of importation is required for dairy breed goats.
Brucellosis test eligible at 6 months of age.
TB test eligible at 60 days of age.
**Scrapie statement to be included on the certificate of veterinary inspection:
For Feeder Goats less than 18 months of age only:
-"The animals in the shipment are not exhibiting clinical signs associated with scrapie" OR
-"The animals in the shipment have no history of clinical signs or exposure to contagious or infectious diseases."
For Breeding Goats and Goats over 18 months of age:
-"To the best of my knowledge, the goats listed on this certificate originate from a flock that has not been diagnosed as a scrapie-infected, source, trace, or exposed flock in the past five years." (This statement shall be signed by the owner.)
If the flock has been diagnosed as scrapie-infected, source, trace, or exposed in the past five years, but has completed a flock plan and is in full compliance with a Post-Exposure Management and Monitoring Plan (PEMMP), a statement to that effect may be written on the health certificate in lieu of the above statement.
**Meat Breed Goats coming direct from a producer’s premises to an approved auction market
- Meat breed goats can come direct from a producer’s premises to an approved auction market without a health certificate or a permit provided that they are officially identified with a scrapie tag and the owner signs and provides to the auction market the five year scrapie statement. Feeder meat breed goats <18 months of age can come without the scrapie tag, provided that they are restricted to slaughter channels
In addition to above requirements, all goats originating from California over 6 months of age must test negative for Tuberculosis within 60 days prior to import, or originate from a Tuberculosis accredited free herd with the date of the last test and accredited herd number listed on certificate of veterinary inspection. See Board Order 2008-03.
In addition to above requirements, all goats originating from Michigan need to have been part of a whole herd negative TB test within 12 months prior to import AND have a negative individual TB test within 30 days prior to import. OR originate from a TB accredited free herd and have a negative individual TB test with 30 days prior to import into ND.
In addition to above requirements, all goats originating from Texas over 60 days of age must have a negative TB test within 30 days prior to importation, unless accompanying a negative dam.