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 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.

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 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 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

 

California and Texas

In addition to above requirements, all goats 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 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.

                                                                                                            
                                                                                                         
Vesicular Stomatitis Notice

All imports of horses, cattle, bison, sheep, goats, swine, and cervidae from any states which have a confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis positive animal or have a quarantine in place, are required to be accompanied by a pre-entry permit number prior to import into North Dakota.  The permit number is to be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) and is given to the veterinarian issuing the CVI.

A statement shall be written on the CVI by the issuing veterinarian that indicates that "the animals on the CVI have not originated from a premises or an area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last 30 days; and the animals in the shipment have no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis."

'For shipments within a 10 mile radius of an infected area or premises, use the statement above except for the exam must be within a 24 hour time frame as well as the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within 24 hours.'

These requirements shall remain in effect until notice is given by the North Dakota Board of Animal Health.