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South Dakota Import Requirements

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State Regulations for South Dakota

Effective Date: January 1991

Last Update: July 25, 2014

 

S O U T H D A K O T A

Health Requirements Governing the Admission of Animals

For More Information on Current Regulations Please Contact:

Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, State Veterinarian
Animal Industry Board
411 South Fort Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: 605-773-3321
Fax: 605-773-5459

 

*** GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ***

Please Note: All Livestock from any foreign country must meet special requirements, and have permits issued only by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian. All nondomestic animals require permits issued only by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian. Call 605-773-3321 Monday – Friday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for these requirements and permits.

All livestock entering South Dakota must have an official health certificate stating:

1. Name, address, and phone number of consignor; name and address of point of origination if different from consignor; name, physical address, and phone number of consignee; name and physical address of destination if different than consignee information.

2. Species of animal, age, sex, breed, number, purpose of movement, test results, etc.

3. Signature, address, and phone number of inspecting licensed accredited veterinarian.

4. Individual official identification listed as required.

5. Import shipping permit number for livestock. (As listed by species below.)

6. Must be free of signs of infectious or contagious diseases.

Permits may be obtained Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (605) 773-3321.

After hours permits are handled by an answering machine at (605) 773-3321. Leave the information requested and a permit number will be issued.

After hours regulatory questions should be directed to:

Dr. Dustin Oedekoven – (605) 224-1616, (605) 280-6448 OR

Dr. Mendel Miller – (605) 280-8190, (605) 310-8729 OR

Dr. Susan Reenders – (605) 962-6458, (605) 295-0339

 

*** CATTLE & BISON (BUFFALO)***

DAIRY CATTLE:

DAIRY CALVES: (2 MONTHS AND UNDER)

  1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
  2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag or RFID #'s) listed on Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  3. Must be consigned and delivered directly to the consignee's premises where they are under quarantine for 60 days. The calves may not be resold during the quarantine period.

DAIRY CALVES 2-6 MONTHS OLD

  1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
  2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag or RFID #’s) listed on Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  3. Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited State or Zone
    • Negative TB test within 60 prior to entering South Dakota
    • Intact feeding heifers must be moved only to an approved feedlot
    • Dairy calves for breeding purposes must originate from a herd that was negative to a whole herd official TB test within 1 year prior to the date of movement.  Date of herd test must be listed on the CVI.

DAIRY CATTLE 6 MONTHS AND OLDER FOR FEEDING PURPOSES ONLY

  1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
  2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag or RFID #'s) listed on Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  3. Sexually intact animals (excludes steers and spayed heifers) must be negative to an official test for Tuberculosis within 60 days prior to entering South Dakota.
  4. Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited State or Zone
      • Steers, spayed heifers, and sexually intact animals must have a negative TB test within 60 days prior to entering South Dakota.
      • Intact heifers must be moved only to an approved feedlot

DAIRY BULLS and FEMALES 6 MONTHS AND OLDER FOR BREEDING

  1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
  2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag or RFID #'s) listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  3. Breeding cows and bulls from Idaho must have a negative Brucellosis test within 30 days of import.
  4. Negative to an official test for Tuberculosis within 60 days prior to entering South Dakota.
  5. Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited State or Zone:     
      • Originate from a herd that was negative to a whole herd official TB test within 1 year prior to the date of movement.  Date of herd test must be listed on CVI.
 

RECREATIONAL CATTLE:
(imported to SD for rodeo events, roping events, cattle cutting events, cattle penning events, and steer wrestling events, or training for such events)

    1. All recreational cattle, male and female, regardless of age: Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number, and individual official ID (metal ear tag #s or RFID tags) listed on Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. 
    2. All recreational cattle must have a Negative TUBERCULOSIS test within 12 months prior to entry, regardless of age.

BEEF CATTLE & BISON (BUFFALO)

BEEF CALVES: (2 MONTHS AND UNDER)

  1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
  2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag or RFID #s) listed on Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  3. Must be consigned and delivered directly to the consignee's premises where they are under quarantine for 60 days. The calves may not be resold during the quarantine period.

BEEF FEEDER CATTLE & BISON (2-18 MONTHS OF AGE)  

SUCKLING CALVES TRAVELING WITH THE COW TRAVEL ON DAM’S ID AND TEST INFORMATION

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number is required

Individual official ID listed on the CVI for all sexually intact animals originating from the Greater Yellowstone Area Designated Surveillance Areas of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited Advanced State or Zone

  1. Originate from a non-quarantined herd.
  2. Regardless of age, Official identification (metal ear tag #s or RFID tags), must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  3. Intact heifers 18 months of age and older must be negative to an official tuberculin test conducted within 60 days prior to movement unless they are destined for an approved feedlot.

Cattle originating from a TB Modified Accredited State or Zone

  1. Originate from a non-quarantined herd.
  2. Negative to an official tuberculin test conducted within 60 days prior to movement.
  3. Official identification (metal ear tag #s or RFID tags), regardless of age, must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  4. Intact feeder heifers must be moved only to an approved feedlot.

BEEF BREEDING CATTLE & BISON (over 2 months old) AND INTACT FEEDER CATTLE & BISON OVER 18 MONTHS OF AGE

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number is required

Individual official ID (metal ear tag #s, RFID) listed on Certificate of Veterinary Inspection

Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited Advanced State or Zone

  1. Originate from a non-quarantined herd.
  2. All intact cattle over 18 months of age must be negative to an official tuberculin test conducted within 60 days prior to movement unless they are destined for an approved feedlot.    

Cattle originating from a TB Modified Accredited State or Zone

  1. Originate from a non-quarantined herd.
  2. All breeding cattle must originate from a herd that was negative to a whole herd official tuberculin test within 1 year prior to the date of movement.  Date of herd test must be listed on the CVI.
  3. All animals to be moved tested negative to an official tuberculin test conducted within 60 days prior to movement.
  4. Intact feeder heifers must be moved to an approved feedlot.

TRICHOMONIASIS

BULLS

The following statement must be on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection: "The bull(s) identified on this certificate have been tested and found to be negative for trichomoniasis by testing conducted by a laboratory accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians." The testing must be by methods approved by the board and may be by isolation of the organism or polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Board approved Trich testing protocols for importation include:

  1. One negative PCR test conducted on a preputial scraping sample.
  2. Three consecutive negative culture attempts of preputial scraping samples collected with a minimum of seven days between each collection.

Negative TRICH test results are valid until the bull has returned to breeding activity.

Exemptions: Provided such exemption qualifications are stated on the official certificate of veterinary inspection:

(1) Virgin bulls;

(2) Bulls imported to South Dakota for confined feeding or slaughter only;

(3) Bulls imported for exhibition or rodeo purposes and held in confined facilities to prevent breeding as determined by the board; and

(4) Bulls imported as part of seasonal grazing operations and not changing ownership as determined by the board, following a risk assessment. Call SDAIB for a Risk Assessment.

COWS
No non-virgin and non-pregnant female cattle may be imported, loaned, leased, nor acquired for breeding purposes in South Dakota. However, non-virgin and non-pregnant female cattle registered with a breed registry, or to be used in confined dairy operations, may be exempt from the provisions of this section as determined by the board. Non-virgin and non-pregnant female cattle, each accompanied by its own offspring and prior to rebreeding are exempt from the provisions of this section.

ALL MEXICAN ORIGIN CATTLE

1.   Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number is required

2.   All ruminant animals of Mexican origin must be tested negative to tuberculosis by a veterinarian licensed and accredited in the United States within 60 days prior to being imported into the state.

3.   MUST have individual official Identification (metal ear tag #s or RFID tags) listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

CATTLE & BISON IMPORTED FROM CANADA:

1. Must meet USDA Import Requirements.

2. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and telephone permit number.

3. Individual official ID listed on the health certificate.

4. CAN brand on right hip. Alternatively, registered breeding animals may have a CAN tattoo in the left ear.

5. Brucellosis: All cattle 6 months of age and older MUST have a negative BRUCELLOSIS test within 30 days prior to entry.

a. EXCEPTION: Steers and spayed heifers.
b. EXCEPTION: Cattle designated for IMMEDIATE slaughter and test age intact animals that are quarantined to a feedlot until sold to slaughter.

6. TUBERCULOSIS: All cattle over one month of age must have a negative TUBERCULOSIS test within 60 days prior to entry.

a. EXCEPTION: Cattle designated for IMMEDIATE slaughter or quarantined to a feedlot until sold to slaughter.

7. Statement on Certificate of Veterinary Inspection: “These animals were conceived, born and raised in Canada or the US.”


*** HORSES & OTHER EQUIDAE ***

1. Health certificate.

2. Negative Coggins or ELISA EIA test within 12 months prior to entry.

Exceptions:

a. Native horses from North Dakota.

b. Suckling colts traveling with the mare do not need a negative test; they can travel on the mare's negative test.

c. Colts traveling without the mare MUST have a negative test regardless of age.

*** DOGS and CATS ***

1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. (Dogs and Cats entering South Dakota with their owners and staying in the state for 30 days or less are exempt from the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection requirement, provided they do not originate from a rabies quarantined premises).

2. Rabies vaccination: All animals 3 months or older MUST have a current rabies vaccination.

3. Must be free from any signs of communicable, infectious, contagious diseases.

*** BIRDS: DOMESTIC AND NONDOMESTIC ***

POULTRY: (DOMESTIC & NONDOMESTIC LIVE) AND HATCHING EGGS

1. Health certificate OR VS form 9-3.

2. Import permit number.

3. Free of infectious, contagious diseases.

4. PULLORUM tested (within 30 days of entry); OR originate from a Pullorum free state; OR Pullorum free flock.

Import Permits

May be obtained by the accredited veterinarian issuing the health certificate and written on the health certificate.

OR

Issued on an annual basis, running from September1 through August 31, to NPIP participants that have completed the SD AIB permit application for importation of poultry and hatching eggs into SD. The Import Permit number is to be placed on shipping labels or invoices and on NPIP Form VS 9-3.

RATITES: (Exotic Fowl with flat Breast-Bone & Small or Nonexistent Wings: Ostrich, Emu, Rheas, Kiwi)

1. Health certificate and permit number.

2. Permanent ID (tattoo or microchip) listed on health certificate.

3. Free of infectious, contagious diseases.

4. PULLORUM tested (within 30 days of entry); OR originate from a Pullorum free state; OR Pullorum free flock.

5. AVIAN INFLUENZA: Negative test within 10 days prior to entry.

PSITTACINE BIRDS: (Parrots, pet birds, etc.)

1. Health certificate and permit number.

2. Permanent ID (tattoo, leg band, or microchip) listed on health certificate.

3. Free of infectious, contagious diseases.

4. PULLORUM tested (within 30 days of entry); OR originate from a Pullorum free state; OR Pullorum free flock.

*** SHEEP and GOATS ***

SHEEP:

1. Health certificate and permit number.

2. All breeding animals must be officially identified. Individual Scrapie tags or flock number must be listed on the health certificate.

3. Rams 6 months of age and older, MUST be tested NEGATIVE for RAM EPIDIDYMITIS (BRUCELLA OVIS) by the ELISA test within 30 days prior to entry or originate from a Brucella ovis free flock with a test record within the past year.

4. The following statements MUST appear on the health certificate:

(1) “These animals are free from infectious, contagious diseases.”

(2) “All animals are from non-quarantined flocks.”

GOATS:

1. Health certificate and permit number.

2. Individual official identification (Scrapie Identification tags, official USDA Identification ear tags, or breed registration tattoo) listed on health certificate.

3. The following statements MUST appear on the health certificate:

(1) “These animals are free from infectious, contagious diseases.”

(2) “All animals are from non-quarantined flocks.”

*** LLAMAS, CAMELS, ALPACAS ***

1. Health certificate and permit number.

2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag #s or microchip) listed on health certificate.


*** ALL NONDOMESTIC RUMINANT TYPE ANIMALS ***

(EXOTIC ANTELOPE, SHEEP, GOATS, ETC. (OTHER THAN CERVIDAE)

1. Health certificate and permit number issued by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian.

2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag #s or microchip) listed on health certificate.

3. BRUCELLOSIS: Negative test within 30 days prior to entry.

4. TUBERCULOSIS: Negative test within 60 days prior to entry.

*** ELK ***

CERVIDAE (ALL ELK, DEER, CARIBOU, ETC., AND ALL HYBRIDS)

Interstate Movement OF CERVIDAE to South Dakota

* All permits must be issued by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

1. Health certificate and permit number issued by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian.

2. Individual official ID (ear tag #s or microchip) AND a plastic ear tag # listed on health certificate.

3. BRUCELLOSIS: Two negative BRUCELLOSIS tests within 30 days prior to entry using the same blood sample for both tests. (Exception: Animals coming from a Brucellosis free certified herd with a current test date.)

4. TUBERCULOSIS: Negative (single-cervical) test of herd of origin 90-360 days prior to entry AND Negative (single-cervical) test of individual animals within 30 days prior to entry. (Exception: Animals coming from an Accredited Tuberculosis Free herd with a current test date.)

5. ANAPLASMOSIS AND BLUETONGUE: Negative test within 30 days prior to entry.

6. CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE:

a. All cervidae entering South Dakota MUST have the following statements on the signed official original certificate of veterinary inspection (health certificate):

“All cervidae identified on this certificate originate from a herd in which all cervidae have been kept for at least 3 years or into which they were born. There has been no exposure to or additions from any other source in the past 3 years. There has never been diagnosis, signs, or epidemiological evidence of CWD in this herd. Records and causes of death for the past 3 years in this herd of origin are available to the Animal Health Officials of the state of origin. This herd has been 100% CWD monitored on all deaths involving animals 16 months of age and older in the past 3 years.”

“No animal has ever originated from, or been a member of a herd where CWD has been diagnosed, or been a member of a CWD trace-back or trace-forward herd, by an epidemiological investigation.”

7. Owner must also sign the health certificate verifying the statements are true and accurate.

8. Statement by Veterinarian: “I have read all ID tags on the animals in the shipment and verify they are all accurately listed.”

INTRASTATE MOVEMENT OF CERVIDAE
CERVIDAE (ALL ELK, DEER, CARIBOU, ETC., AND ALL HYBRIDS)

1. Health certificate signed by a licensed, accredited veterinarian and shall have the following information:

a. Consignor's name, address and AIB possession permit number.

b. Consignee's name, address and AIB possession permit number.

c. Chronic Wasting Disease: The Following Statements Must Be On Health Certificate:

“All cervidae identified on this certificate originate from a herd in which all cervidae have been kept for at least 1 year or into which they were born. There has been no exposure to or additions from any other source in the past year. There has never been diagnosis, signs, or epidemiological evidence of CWD in this herd. Records and causes of death for the past year in this herd of origin are available to the State Veterinarian. This herd has attained a state CWD Monitored Herd Status of M1 or greater.”

“No animal has ever originated from, or been a member of a herd where CWD has been diagnosed, or been a member of a CWD trace-back or trace-forward herd, by an epidemiological investigation.”

2. Permit number issued by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian.

3. Individual official ID (ear tag #s or microchip) AND a plastic ear tag # listed on health certificate.

4. Owner must also sign the health certificate verifying all statements are true and accurate.

5. Statement by Veterinarian: “I have read all ID tags on the animals in the shipment and verify they are all accurately listed.”

*** RABBITS ***

1. Health Certificate


*** ZOO, FUR-BEARING, & OTHER WILD ANIMALS ***

See General Requirements

Note: Certain captive non-domestic mammals require a permit for possession. Call 605-773-3321 to find out if the animals are applicable to this requirement.

*** HOGS ***

South Dakota is a Pseudorabies Stage V (Free) state.

PSEUDORABIES VACCINATED SWINE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY INTO SOUTH DAKOTA.

BREEDING SWINE:

1. Health certificate and permit number.

2. Individual official ID or approved ID listed on health certificate.

a. Approved individual ID

- metal ear tag number, OR

- State-assigned premises ID tag with individual herd number, OR

- USDA-approved premises ID tag with individual herd number.

b. Approved group ID:

- State-assigned premises tattoo or tag is acceptable if ALL animals originate from that premises, OR

- USDA-approved premises ID tag is acceptable if ALL animals originate from that premises.

3. BRUCELLOSIS: Negative test within 30 days prior to entry or ORIGINATE from a Validated Brucellosis free herd with a current test record OR originate from a Validated Brucellosis free State.

4. PSEUDORABIES: Negative test within 30 days prior to entry or ORIGINATE from a Qualified Pseudorabies-negative herd with a current test record OR originate from a PRV Stage IV or V state.

a. Approved Pseudorabies tests: ELISA, ELISA G1, LATEX, SERUM NEUTRALIZATION AT THE 1:2 DILUTION WITH NO TITER INTERPRETATION.

b. RETEST: ALL breeding boars (except those from PRV Stage IV and V states) 21-45 days after importation.

c. RETEST: Percentage of breeding gilts (except those from PRV Stage IV and V states), 21-45 days after importation:

10 animals or less imported, RETEST ALL;

10-36 animals imported, RETEST 10 animals;

More than 36 animals imported, RETEST 30% up to maximum of 30.

5. BOARS from out of state collection points MUST be tested for Pseudorabies within 10 days prior to entry. (COLLECTION POINT PSEUDORABIES QUALIFICATIONS ARE NOT APPROVED.)

6. Pseudorabies VACCINATED swine are NOT eligible for entry into South Dakota.

7. Swine progeny are accepted from Qualified-negative gene-altered virus-vaccinated herds with a negative individual test.

8. The following statement Must appear on All Breeding Swine health certificates and permits:

"THERE HAS BEEN NO PRV VACCINE USED IN THESE ANIMALS."

FEEDER PIGS:

1. Health certificate and permit number.

2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag #s or premises herd tattoo) listed on the health certificate.

a. Premises ID tattoo is acceptable as a long as state identification prefix is part of the tattoo.

b. Premises ID tattoo is acceptable if ALL animals originate from that premises.

3. PSEUDORABIES:

a. Originate from a state with PRV classification of stage III, IV, or V. OR

b. Originate from Qualified Pseudorabies-negative herd OR

c. Originate from a Pseudorabies-monitored feeder-pig herd OR

d. Have a negative Pseudorabies test within 10 days prior to entry.

(1) Approved Pseudorabies tests: ELISA, ELISA G1, LATEX, SERUM NEUTRALIZATION at 1:2 dilution with no titer interpretation.

4. All imported feeder pigs are under quarantine to the consignor’s premises to be used for feeding purposes only.

5. The following statement Must appear on All Feeder Pig health certificates and permits:

"There has been no PRV vaccine used in these animals."

CANADIAN SWINE:

1. Health certificate and permit number.

2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag #s or premises herd tattoo) listed on health certificate. A provincial government-assigned premises ID tattoo is acceptable if ALL animals originate from that premises.

3. BRUCELLOSIS: No test required: Free area.

4. PSEUDORABIES: No test required: Free area.

5. The following written statements MUST appear on all health certificates:

a. “These pigs were conceived, born and raised in Canada or the US.”

b. “No PRV vaccine used in these swine.”

*** SEMEN & FROZEN EMBRYOS ***

See General Requirements; call (605) 773-3321 for specific requirements.

Semen and embryos from swine: Donor animals have to meet SD import requirements for breeding swine from consignor’s state.

SEMEN AND EMBRYOS FROM HORSES: Negative EIA test on the donor stallion or donor mare within 12 months prior to shipping. Complete health certificate describing the biological products and shipping permit number.

*** BIOLOGICS, MICROORGANISMS, & PARASITES ***

See General Requirements

*** EMERGENCY PROVISIONS ***

See General Requirements

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