HEALTH CERTIFICATES NOW REQUIRED FOR IMPORTED HORSES

Effective May 24, 2011, a certificate of veterinary inspection is required for all equines entering North Dakota for any length of time. There will no longer be an exemption for equines entering temporarily for less than 7 days.

All horses require a negative test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) within 12 months prior to date of importation, unless originating from South Dakota (rodeo stock are not exempted). 

 

                                                                                                         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.