ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY (ADT)
As of March 11, 2013, USDA-APHIS-VS' new ADT rule goes into effect. The new rule is available along with a Question & Answer Factsheet at the following link: Animal Disease Traceabilitity USDA-APHIS-VS
Identification requirements to move cattle from North Dakota to another state may have changed. Please check with the state of destination for current identification requirements.
North Dakota's importation requirements should meet most of the identification requirements within the ADT rule. North Dakota's importation requirements can be found at: Animal Importation Requirements. The only change for cattle being imported to North Dakota is that all cattle for exhibition, regardless of age or sex, must now be officially identified.
Currently, all licensed auction markets are considered approved tagging sites.
Board updates or changes in North Dakota's importation requirements, will be posted to our website.
Owner-Shipper Statement (OSS) -Please call the State Veterinarian of the state of destination to determine when an OSS is requested to accompany a shipment.
National Pork Board Statement: The USDA has confirmed that porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has been identified in the United States for the first time through testing at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory. This is not a new virus, nor is it a regulatory/reportable disease. Since PEDV is widespread in many countries, it is not a trade-restricting disease, but rather a production-related disease. PEDV may appear clinically to be the same as transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) virus with acute diarrhea. Producers will need to work with their herd veterinarian with if any TGE-like symptoms appear and as always, maintain strict biosecurity protocols.