Due to the concern regarding high path avian influenza (AI) and its potential to move into the United States through movement of migratory birds or domestic birds, the following requirements will be effective immediately for all birds imported into North Dakota.

  1. Health Certificate (HC) issued by a veterinarian.
  2. Import permit obtained from our office prior to entry.
  3. Health statements required previously are still required. Call (701) 328-2655 for health statements.

Specific health and testing requirements will be furnished by the State Veterinarian's office (701) 328-2655.

Exception to the above:

For States with a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Quarantine Zone:

Hatchlings less than 5 days of age from NPIP flocks which are certified AI clean may be shipped with a USDA-VS form 9-3 and importation permit number from the North Dakota State Board of Animal Health. Please call the ND Board of Animal Health for importation permit number at 701-328-2655.

For All other States:

Hatchlings less than 5 days of age from NPIP flocks which are certified AI clean may be shipped with only a USDA form 9-3, provided the hatchery has contacted the North Dakota State Board of Animal Health and has been approved. Once a hatchery has been approved, they may ship birds in this manner until further notice. Individuals ordering birds should request the 9-3 form when they order.

For more information on Avian Influenza