Photos: New Mexico Livestock Board


All imports of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and cervidae from any states which have a confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis positive animal since the beginning of each calendar year, 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 "the animals on the CVI have not originated from a premise 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.

Importation Permits are required on certain animals entering North Dakota. Permits can be obtained by calling:

Vesicular Stomatitis Contacts

North Dakota State Board of Animal Health

600 East Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505-0020