Vesicular Stomatitis

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. As of July 6, 2015 all livestock and equine from Colorado, require an importation permit number on all Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) to enter the State of North Dakota.

The ICVI must have the following statement included: 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.

Avian Influenza

Since December 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in backyard and commercial poultry flocks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections to be low. No human cases of these HPAI H5 viruses have been detected in the United States, Canada, or internationally.

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)

National Pork Board Statement: The USDA has confirmed that porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been identified in the United States for the first time through testing at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory. This is not a new virus, nor is it a regulatory/reportable disease. Since PEDv is widespread in many countries, it is not a trade-restricting disease, but rather a production-related disease. PEDv may appear clinically to be the same as transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) virus with acute diarrhea. Producers will need to work with their herd veterinarian with if any TGE-like symptoms appear and as always, maintain strict biosecurity protocols.


ND Cattle Moving Out-of-State

As of 12/6/2013, ND cattle are to have one negative Tuberculosis (TB) test prior to movement into Wisconsin. Please click here for Wisconsin Importation Requirements.

Please call state of destination, prior to shipment of any livestock. Please click here for state Permit Phone numbers.



As of March 11, 2013, USDA-APHIS-VS' new ADT rule goes into effect. The new rule is available along with a Question & Answer Factsheet at the following link: Animal Disease Traceabilitity USDA-APHIS-VS

Identification requirements to move cattle from North Dakota to another state may have changed. Please check with the state of destination for current identification requirements.

North Dakota's importation requirements should meet most of the identification requirements within the ADT rule. North Dakota's importation requirements can be found at: Animal Importation Requirements. The only change for cattle being imported to North Dakota is that all cattle for exhibition, regardless of age or sex, must now be officially identified.

Currently, all licensed auction markets are considered approved tagging sites.

Board updates or changes in North Dakota's importation requirements, will be posted to our website.


Owner-Shipper Statement (OSS) -Please call the State Veterinarian of the state of destination to determine when an OSS is requested to accompany a shipment.