North Dakota Administrative Code §48.1-01-06 requires that those selling products containing live germs, cultures, or viruses for treatment or vaccination of domestic animals must have a permit. 

The rule requires that the person, firm, or corporation selling the products at the retail level (including on-farm sales) submit written application and that each person selling the products attend four hours of training annually.  Training is typically offered by the Board in February or March each year.  The rule does not apply to licensed veterinarians practicing in North Dakota.

Those permitted must:

1. Agree not to sell the following products:

  • Brucella vaccines
  • Pseudorabies vaccines
  • Rabies vaccines
  • Anthrax vaccines
  • Contagious ecthyma (live)
  • Erysipelas (live)
  • Autogenous vaccines
  • Other products as determined by the Board

2. Require four hours of training annually for the applicant and all employees pertaining to the use of virulent vaccines.  This training is provided by the Board.

3. Store live germs, cultures, or viruses offered for sale, or sold, in a dark place at a temperature between 35° F and 45° F until they are sold.  Products may not be sold after their expiration date.

4. Sell products in their original containers only.

5. Agree not to accept for return retail purchases of live products.

A violation of this rule is considered a Class B misdemeanor and may be punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 per violation.

Modified Live Vaccines Contacts

North Dakota State Board of Animal Health

600 East Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
701-328-2655 1-800-242-7535