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Official Identification

Animal Movement

  • Interstate Import Requirements
  • Interstate Export Requirements
  • Intrastate
    • State regulations require that all cattle and bison over 18 months of age sold within the state for breeding purposes must be officially identified
      • Applies to all sales - public and private
      • Official ID: metal USDA tags, RFID "840" tags, registration tattoos
      • Official change of ownership reports are submitted to SDAIB by licensed and accredited veterinarians
  • Change of ownership form
  • Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (ICVIs)
    • Federal regulations require all issued ICVI's to be forwarded to the state office in Pierre within 7 calendar days of the date of issue.
    • Copies of issued ICVI's must be maintained for two years for swine and poultry, and five years for all other livestock species.
    • Electronic ICVI's are available as an option. Click here for more information.
    • The USDA Interstate and Internal Certificate of Health Examination for Small Animals can be accessed here
      * This ICVI is not approved for use in many states. Always check with the state of destination before use.
      * This document is not enabled to be sent electronically. When used as an ICVI, copies must be printed out and sent to the state office within 7 calendar days of issue date.
  • EECVI Information
  • SD Approved Tagging Sites - locations approved to officially identify animals that move interstate upon arrival at the tagging site.
Record Retention Guidelines
Documentation Type SDAIB Internal Record Retention Policy

Federal Regulations for Record Retention at Clinics

Certification of Veterinary Inspection

(Health Certificate)
5 years plus the current year 5 years (2 years for swine and poultry)
Change of Ownership 10 years

Clinic Discretion

OCV Vaccination Certificate 20 years Clinic Discretion
TB/Brucellosis test chart 10 years Clinic Discretion
EIA test chart 1 year Clinics with approved EIA labs must keep EIA test records for 24 months (VS Memo 555.16)
*Official tag distribution records 5 years plus the current year 5 years
*Official tag application records 5 years plus the current year 5 years

* Official tags include: NUES tags (metal clip tags), 15 digit 840 AIN tags, Scrapie tags, Swine premises tags


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USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) Refrence Guide