Intrastate Movements: Swine moving within the state of North Dakota
Effective March 5, 2014, a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) is required for all intrastate movements of swine in North Dakota. Swine moving direct to slaughter are exempt from this requirement. The following statement must be listed on the CVI and signed by the owner and the veterinarian.
“The premises the swine are originating from has not had any signs or a diagnosis of Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE) or Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the last 60 days.”
This requirement is being instituted by the State Board of Animal Health at the request of the swine industry due to concerns about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Exemptions can be made by the State Veterinarian based upon a risk assessment. The swine must be inspected and the CVI issued within 30 days of the movement. For intrastate movement purposes, swine must be identified with either an official method listed below, or a management tag unique within the herd. Identification must be listed on the CVI.
(1) Official eartags, when used on any swine;
(2) USDA back tags can be used on swine moving to slaughter;
(3) Official swine tattoos, when used on swine moving to slaughter, when the use of the official swine tattoo has been requested by a user or the State animal health official, and USDA –APHIS-VS authorizes its use, so as to provide identification of the swine;
(4) Tattoos of at least 4-characters when used on swine moving to slaughter, except sows and boars as provided in § 78.33 of this chapter;
(5) Ear notching when used on any swine, if the ear notching has been recorded with a purebred registry association;
(6) Tattoos on the ear or inner flank of any swine, if the tattoos have been recorded with a swine registry association;
(7) For slaughter swine and feeder swine, an eartag or tattoo bearing the premises identification number assigned by the State animal health official to the premises on which the swine originated; and
(8) Any other official identification device or method that is approved by USDA –APHIS –VS.
For exhibition swine originating in North Dakota, animals must be identified by an official USDA eartag, RFID tag, or by a management tag that is unique within the herd of origin.
For Interstate Movements: Swine moving into North Dakota, please see Animal Importation Requirements: Swine.
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.
ND Cattle Moving Out-of-State
As of 12/6/2013, ND cattle are to have one negative Tuberculosis (TB) test prior to movement into Wisconsin. Please click here for Wisconsin Importation Requirements.
Please call state of destination, prior to shipment of any livestock. Please click here for state Permit Phone numbers.
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.