A permit is required on all goats entering the state.

A certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) is required for all goats entering the state.

Individual identification by scrapie tag or breed registration tattoo with registration number is required for all goats. Goats less than 18 months of age, restricted to feeding for slaughter, may be exempt from tagging requirement. Contact the office for details.

  • For the ND Board of Animal Health to accept a breed registration tattoo and registration number, the Certificate of Registry must in the ND importer's name OR a copy of the certificate of transfer must accompany the ICVI and be faxed or emailed to our office prior to a permit number being issued.

Brucellosis Abortus - Negative Brucella Abortus test within 30 days prior to entry is required for sexually intact dairy breed goats (test eligible at 6 months of age).

Tuberculosis - A negative tuberculosis test within 30 days prior to entry is required on dairy breed goats (test eligible at 60 days of age).

  • If goats are <60 days of age, and not accompanying their dam, the mother must have a negative TB test within 30 days prior to importation.

**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 herd that has not been diagnosed as a scrapie-infected, source, or exposed herd in the past five years." (This statement shall be signed by the owner.)

If the herd has been diagnosed as scrapie-infected, source, trace, or exposed herd in the past five years, but has completed a herd 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 the goats are accompanied by the owner’s scrapie statement AND identified, as required, prior to or on arrival. Feeder meat breed goats <18 months of age can come without the scrapie tag, provided that they are restricted to slaughter channels

California and Texas

In addition to above requirements, all goats, regardless of breed, including wethers, originating from California and Texas over 60 days of age must have a negative TB test within 30 days prior to importation, unless accompanying a negative dam.

Indiana

In addition to above requirements, all goats originating from the following counties: Franklin, Rush, Fayette, Decatur, Ripley, Dearborn, and Union, in Indiana, over 60 days of age must have a negative TB test within 30 days prior to importation, unless accompanying a negative dam. If goats are <60 days of age, and not accompanying their dam, the mother must have a negative TB test within 30 days prior to importation.

Michigan

In addition to above requirements, all goats originating from Michigan, regardless of breed, including wethers, 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