As of 2/14/2014, revised 3/5/2014, a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) statement is required on all Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspections and must be signed by the owner as well as the veterinarian:
“The premises the swine are originating from has not had any signs or a diagnosis of Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE) or Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the last 60 days.”
Transitional swine originating from states determined to be populated with feral swine (in the opinion of the ND Board Of Animal Health) must test negative for Brucella suis and Pseudorabies, within 30 days prior to importation to ND. Please contact the office for details, 701-328-2655.
A permit is required on all swine entering the state.
An interstate certificate of veterinary inspection is required for all swine entering the state, except those for immediate slaughter.
All swine imported into North Dakota for breeding or feeder purposes must be officially, individually identified according to the requirements stated in 9 CFR §71.19b. 1-8 and listed on the certificate of veterinary inspection:
(1) Official eartags, when used on any swine;
(2) USDA back tags can be used on swine moving to slaughter;
(3) Official swine tattoos, when used on swine moving to slaughter, when the use of the official swine tattoo has been requested by a user or the State animal health official, and USDA –APHIS-VS authorizes its use, so as to provide identification of the swine;
(4) Tattoos of at least 4-characters when used on swine moving to slaughter, except sows and boars as provided in § 78.33 of this chapter;
(5) Ear notching when used on any swine, if the ear notching has been recorded with a purebred registry association;
(6) Tattoos on the ear or inner flank of any swine, if the tattoos have been recorded with a swine registry association;
(7) For slaughter swine and feeder swine, an eartag or tattoo bearing the premises identification number assigned by the State animal health official to the premises on which the swine originated; and
(8) Any other official identification device or method that is approved by USDA –APHIS –VS.’
All swine imported into North Dakota for exhibition purposes, including swine being purchased for exhibition, must be officially, individually identified by an approved official USDA tag or official RFID tag. A Premises Identification Number tag is an approved official USDA tag as long as the tag includes a unique within-herd management number that is imprinted by the manufacturer.
For swine not originating from a Pseudorabies or Brucellosis free state or area/zone, please contact our office for additional information and requirements.
Pseudorabies vaccination is prohibited except with written permission of the state veterinarian.
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.