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State Regulations for South Dakota

Last update June 22, 2020

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Effective June 22, 2020 - Electronic CVIs

Veterinarians using approved electronic CVIs no longer need to call for an import permit number when issuing CVIs for domestic livestock (Veterinarians who have been assigned permanent permit numbers by the State of SD should continue to use permanent permits on all CVIs.)

Approved electronic CVIs include:

  • GlobalVetLink
  • VSPS
  • AgView
  • VetSentry
  • NOTE: ALL CVIs issued for cervids or other captive non-domestic animals MUST have an import permit number.

     

    Effective April 16,2020 - Vesicular Stomatitis

    Any equine, bovine, caprine, ovine, swine raised outdoors, or cervidae being imported to South Dakota from a county where vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) has been diagnosed within the past fourteen (14) days or a county that contains a premises quarantined for VSV shall be inspected and found free of clinical signs of VSV within 72 hours of entry.

    Current VSV affected states: Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska

    CVIs MUST have one of the following statements:

  • The animals listed on this CVI do not originate from a VS county OR
  • The animals listed on this CVI originate from a VS county and have been inspected within 72 hrs of entry.
  • Equine from states with premises quarantined for VSV require an import permit for entry into South Dakota. Please call 605-773-3321 for import pemrits. (NO import permit required for equine listed on approved electronic CVIs: GlobalVetLink, VSPS, AgView, VetSentry).

     

    Effective July 12, 2016 - Brucellosis Big Horn County WY

    ALL test eligible cattle and bison from Big Horn County Wyoming must be tested for Brucellosis within 30 days prior to being moved into South Dakota including:

    1. All Cattle and Bison of any age intended for breeding
    2. All intact male and female cattle and bison 12 months of age and older

    General Requirements

    ALL LIVESTOCK FROM ANY FOREIGN COUNTRY must meet special requirements, and have permits issued only by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian which can be obtained by calling 605.773.3321 Monday-Friday (8a.m. to 5p.m. CDT). All non domestic animals require permits issued only by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian.

    All livestock entering South Dakota must have an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)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.) NO import permit required on CVIs issued for domestic livestock using approved electronic systems (GlobalVetLink, VSPS, AgView, VetSentry). Veterinarians who have been assigned permanent permit numbers by the State of SD should continue to use permanent permits on all CVIs.
    6. Must be free of signs of infectious or contagious diseases.

    Call 605.773.3321 Monday-Friday (8a.m. to 5p.m. CDT) for these requirements and permits.

    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 – 605.280.6448 or 605.224.1616
    Dr. Mendel Miller – 605.280.8190 or 605.310.8729
    Dr. Susan Reenders – 605.295.1066 or 605.962.6458

    Cattle/Bison (Buffalo)

    See Special Announcements above for Vesicular Stomatitis Requirements effective April 16, 2020

    Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). All cattle and bison imported into the state must be accompanied by a CVI with an import permit number, except the following:

    1. Cattle or bison moving from their farm/ranch of origin in an adjacent state directly to an approved auction market, and

    2. Cattle or bison consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment

    NO import permit required on CVIs issued for cattle using approved electronic systems (GlobalVetLink, VSPS, AgView, VetSentry).

    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) is required on all animals:
      1. Sexually Intact Animals: Official ID must be listed on CVI.
      2. Steers and Spayed Heifers: Official ID is not required to be listed on CVI.

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    Dairy Calves 2-6 Months Old

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
    2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag or RFID #'s) is required on all animals.
      1. Sexually Intact Animals: Official ID must be listed on CVI.
      2. Steers and Spayed Heifers: Official ID is not required to be listed on CVI.
    3. Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited State or Zone (Part of MI):
      1. Individual official ID (metal ear tag or RFID #'s) listed on the CVI.
      2. Intact feeding heifers must have a negative TB test within 60 days prior to movement and must be moved only to an approved feedlot.
      3. Dairy calves for breeding purposes must have a negative TB test within 60 days prior to movement and 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.

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    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) is required on all animals.
      1. Sexually Intact Animals: Official ID must be listed on CVI.
      2. Steers and Spayed Heifers: Official ID is not required to be listed on CVI.
    3. Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited State or Zone (Part of MI):
      1. Individual official ID (metal ear tag or RFID #'s) listed on the CVI.
      2. Negative TB test required within 60 days prior to movement.
      3. Intact feeding heifers must be moved only to an approved feedlot.

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    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 CVI.
    3. Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited State or Zone (Part of MI):
      1. Negative TB test required within 60 days prior to movement.
      2. Originate from a herd that was negative to a whole herd official TB test within 1 year prior to the date of movement.
      3. Date of herd test must be listed on CVI.

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    Recreational Cattle: Male and Female regardless of Age
    (Imported to SD for Rodeo, Roping, Cattle Cutting, Cattle Penning, Steer Wrestling or Training for such Events)

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number
    2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag #s or RFID tags) listed on CVI.
    3. Negative Tuberculosis test within 12 months prior to entry.

    BEEF CATTLE and BISON (BUFFALO)

    Beef Calves: (2 Months and Under)

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.

    Beef Feeder Cattle and Bison (2-18 Months of Age)
    Suckling Calves Traveling with the cow travel on the Dam's ID and Test information

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
    2. Cattle originating from the Greater Yellowstone Area Designated Surveillance Areas of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
      1. Individual official ID listed on the CVI for all sexually intact animals
      2. Please write the following statement on the CVI: These animals are quarantined to destination until moved to slaughter.
    3. Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited State or Zone (Part of MI):
      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 CVI.
      4. Intact feeder heifers must be moved only to an approved feedlot.

    Beef Breeding Cattle and Bison (over 2 months old) and Intact Feeder Cattle and Bison over 18 Months of Age

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
    2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag #s, RFID) listed on the CVI.
    3. Cattle originating from a TB Modified-Accredited State or Zone (Part of MI):
      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 test must be listed on the CVI.
      3. All animals to be moved must test negative to an official tuberculin test conducted within 60 days prior to movement.
      4. Intact feeder heifers must be moved to an approved feedlot.

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    TRICHOMONIASIS (CATTLE ONLY)

    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.
    4. Bulls imported as part of seasonal grazing operations and not changing ownership as determined by the board, following a risk assessment.
    5. Call SDAIB 605.773.3321 for a Risk Assessment.

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    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 re-breeding are exempt from the provisions of this section.

    All Mexican Origin Cattle

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number is required.
    2. All ruminate 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 ID (metal ear tag #s or RFID tags) listed on the CVI.

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    Cattle and 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 CVI.
    4. Bison:Legible "CAN" brand is no longer required.
      1. If bison are not branded, two corresponding ear tags are required. One tag will be an official radio frequency identification (RFID) tag; the other tag will be an unofficial redundant dangle tag with the corresponding RFID number printed on it. Tags should be placed in opposite ears.
      2. Bison can continue to use the same identification requirements as cattle.
    5. Cattle:Permanent, legible “CAN” mark applied with a freeze brand or hot iron, and is easily visible on the live animal, is still required. Alternatively, a tattoo bearing the letters “CAN” applied to the inside of the left ear is also acceptable. The cattle must also have individual identification with an official Canadian ear-tag, applied prior to each animal’s entry into the United States.
    6. BRUCELLOSIS: All Cattle and bison 6 months of age and older MUST have a negative Brucellosis test within 30 days prior to entry.
      1. EXCEPTION: Steers and spayed heifers
      2. EXCEPTION: Cattle and Bison designated for IMMEDIATE slaughter and test age intact animals that are quarantined to a feedlot until sold to slaughter.
    7. TUBERCULOSIS: All cattle and bison over one month of age must have a negative Tuberculosis test with 60 days prior to entry.
      1. EXCEPTION: Steers and spayed heifers
      2. EXCEPTION: Cattle and Bison designated for IMMEDIATE slaughter and test age intact animals that are quarantined to a feedlot until sold to slaughter.
    8. Statement on Certificate of Veterinary Inspection: "These animals were conceived, born and raised in Canada or the US."

    Horses and Other Equidae

    Due to Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV),

  • Equine coming from Arizona, Kansas, and Nebraska require an import permit for entry into South Dakota AND
  • must be inspected within 72 hours of entry if originating from a county where VSV has been diagnosed within the past fourteen (14) days or a county that contains a premise quarantined for VSV.
  • CVIs from affected states MUST have one of the following statements:
  • The animals listed on this CVI do not originate from a VS county OR
  • The animals listed on this CVI originate from a VS county and have been inspected within 72 hrs of entry
  • Equine coming from Nebraska, Arizona, and Kansas require an import permit for entry to South Dakota and must be inspected within 72 hours of entry due to Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV).

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or EECVI. Equines moving interstate to an approved auction market in SD must have a CVI and a negative Coggins test.
    2. Negative Coggins or ELISA EIA test within 12 months prior to entry.
      1. EXCEPTION: Native horses from North Dakota.
      2. EXCEPTION: Suckling colts traveling with the mare; can travel on mare's negative test.
      3. Colts traveling without the mare MUST have a negative test, regardless of age.
    3. Horses imported from Canada must have an entry permit number. Please call 605.773.3321.

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    Birds: Domestic and Non-Domestic

    Import Permits

    May be obtained by the accredited veterinarian issuing the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and written on the CVI.

    OR

    Issued on an annual basis, running from September 1 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.

    Poultry:(Domestic & Non-Domestic Live) and Hatching Eggs.

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection 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.

    Ratites:(Exotic Fowl with flat Breast-Bone & Small or Non-Existent Wings: Ostrich, Emu, Rheas, Kiwi).

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
    2. Permanent ID (tattoo or microchip) listed on the CVI.
    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.) OR Birds of Prey:(Falcons, Owls, etc.)

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
    2. Permanent ID (tattoo, leg band, or microchip) listed on the CVI.
    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.

    Camels, Llamas and Alpacas

    See Special Announcements above for Vesicular Stomatitis Requirements effective April 16, 2020

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number issued by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian. NO import permit required on CVIs issued for camelids using approved electronic systems (globalVetLink, VSPS, AgView, Vetsentry).
    2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag #s, RFID tag, or microchip) listed on the CVI

    Non-Domestic Ruminant Type Animals

    (Exotic Antelope, Sheep, Goats, Etc...not to include Cervidae)

    See Special Announcements above for Vesicular Stomatitis Requirements effective April 16, 2020

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number issued by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian.
    2. Individual official ID (metal ear tag #s, RFID tag, or microchip) listed on the CVI.
    3. BRUCELLOSIS: Negative test within 30 days prior to entry.
    4. TUBERCULOSIS: Negative test within 60 days prior to entry.

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    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 CVI 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.

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    Sheep and Goats

    See Special Announcements above for Vesicular Stomatitis Requirements effective April 16, 2020

    Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). All sheep and goats imported into the state must be accompanied by a CVI, except the following:

    1. Sheep and goats moving from their farm/ranch or origin in an adjacent state directly to an approved auction market, and
    2. Sheep and goats consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment

    NO import permit required on CVIs issued for sheep and goats using approved electronic systems (GlobalVetLink, VSPS, AgView, Vetsentry).

    SHEEP:

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
    2. All breeding animals must be officially identified. (Scrapie Identification tags or breed registration tattoo) Individual Scrapie tags or flock number must be listed on the CVI.
    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 CVI:
      1. "These animals are free from infectious, contagious diseases."
      2. "All animals are from non-quarantined flocks."

    GOATS:

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number.
    2. All breeding animals must be officially identified. (Scrapie Identification tags or breed registration tattoo) Individual Scrapie tags or flock number must be listed on the CVI.
    3. The following statements MUST appear on the CVI:
      1. "These animals are free from infectious, contagious diseases."
      2. "All animals are from non-quarantined flocks."

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    Elk and Deer

    Cervidae(All Elk, Deer, Caribou, Hybrids, etc...)

    See Special Announcements above for Vesicular Stomatitis Requirements effective April 16, 2020

    INTERSTATE Movement of Cervidae to South Dakota

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and permit number issued by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian. (NO exception for electronic CVIs)
    2. Individual official ID (ear tag #s or microchip) AND a plastic ear tag # listed on the CVI.
    3. 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.)
    4. CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE: The following statements MUST appear on the CVI:

      1. "All cervidae identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection originate from a herd which has been determined to have certified CWD cervid herd status by the animal health official of the State of South Dakota." and;


      2. All certificates of veterinary inspection also must have the following statement with the signature of the cervid owner attesting validity. "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 traceback or traceforward herd in the past five years."


    5. Owner must also sign the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection verifying the statements are true and accurate.

    INTRASTATE Movement of Cervidae in South Dakota

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection signed by a licensed, accredited veterinarian and shall have the following information:
      1. Consignor's name, address and AIB possession permit number.
      2. Consignee's name, address and AIB possession permit number.
    2. CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE: One of the following statements MUST appear on the CVI:

      1. "All cervidae identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection originate from a certified CWD cervid herd."; or


      2. "All cervidae identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection originate from a herd with the stated monitored status"; or


      3. "All cervidae identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection are offspring from or originate from a herd in which all cervidae have been kept for at least one year or into which they were born. There has been no exposure to or additions from any other source in the past year. There have been no diagnosis, signs, or epidemiologic evidence of CWD in this herd for the past year. Records and causes of death for the past year in this herd of origin are available to the state veterinarian."


    3. Permit number issued by an Animal Industry Board veterinarian. (NO exception for electronic CVIs).
    4. Individual official ID (ear tag #s or microchip) AND a plastic ear tag # listed on the CVI.
    5. Owner must also sign the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection verifying all statements are true and accurate.
    6. Statement by Veterinarian: “I have read all ID tags on the animals in the shipment and verify they are all accurately listed.”

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    Swine

    See Special Announcements above for Vesicular Stomatitis Requirements effective April 16, 2020

    Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). All swine imported into the state must be accompanied by a CVI, except the following:

    1. Swine moving from their farm/ranch or origin in an adjacent state directly to an approved auction market, and
    2. Swine consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment

    NO import permit required on CVIs issued for sheep and goats using approved electronic systems (GlobalVetLink, VSPS, AgView, Vetsentry).

    SWINE:
    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
    2. Import Permit
    3. Individual official ID or approved ID listed on the CVI.
      1. Individual ID:
        1. NUES tag
        2. AIN tag
        3. State-assigned premises ID tag with individual herd number
        4. USDA-approved premises ID tag with individual herd number
      2. Group ID:
        1. State-assigned premises tattoo or tag is acceptable if ALL animals originate from that premises, or
        2. USDA-approved premises ID tattoo or tag is acceptable if ALL animals originate from that premises

    Pseudorabies vaccinated swine are not eligible for entry into South Dakota

    Non-domestic swine may be imported and possessed in South Dakota only by captive non-domestic mammal possession permit. Contact AIB staff veterinarians at 605.773.3321 for more information.

    CANADIAN SWINE:

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
    2. Import Permit
    3. Breeding Swine: Individual official ID (official ear tag #'s) must be listed on the CVI
    4. Feeding Swine: Individual official ID (official ear tag #'s) or herd mark (premises #) must be listed on the CVI. A provincial government-assigned herd mark (premises #tattoo or tag) is acceptable if ALL animals originate from that premises

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    Semen and Frozen Embryos

    See General Requirements:call 605.773.3321 for specific requirements.

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection - all species
      1. Swine: Import Permit
      2. Equine: Negative EIA test on the donor stallion or donor mare within 12 months prior to shipping.

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    Other

    RABBITS

    1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection



    ZOO, FUR-BEARING AND OTHER WILD ANIMALS

    See General Requirements:call 605.773.3321 for specific requirements.
    Note: Certain Captive Non-domestic mammals require a permit for possession



    BIOLOGICS, MICROORGANISMS AND PARASITES

    See General Requirements:call 605.773.3321 for specific requirements.

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    EMERGENCY PROVISIONS

    See General Requirements:call 605.773.3321 for specific requirements.