Animal Movement and Importation Requirements

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**RECENT UPDATES**

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

NDAC 48-02-01-01:

'In addition to the disease testing, treatment, vaccination, or identification requirements of this chapter, the state veterinarian may require additional disease testing, treatment, vaccination, or identification if the state veterinarian has reason to believe that other health risks are present.'

Veterinarians signing the certificates of veterinary inspection are encouraged to contact the North Dakota State Veterinarian's office to determine if test requirements listed on this website are current or if additional testing is required.

  1. Importation Permits are required on certain animals entering North Dakota. Permits can be obtained by calling:

    State Board of Animal Health
    ND Department of Agriculture
    600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept 602
    Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
    Phone: 701-328-2655 (8 am - 5 pm CT) during office hours
    Emergencies and After Hours: (701) 220-5194 or (701) 220-0092

  2. No animal or poultry that is infected with, or has been recently exposed to, any infectious or transmissible disease shall be imported into this state.
     
  3. Certificates of veterinary inspection are required on most animals imported. The certificate is to be made on official state or federal forms and contain names and addresses of consignor and consignee, with an accurate description and identification of all animals.  For more information on certificates of veterinary inspection, please visit our Certificate of Veterinary Inspection page. 
     
  4. All certificates of veterinary inspection shall be issued and all tests shall be made by an accredited veterinarian whose inspections and tests are endorsed by the state veterinarian in the state where the certificate is issued.

*ND State Board of Animal Health does not accept TEST PENDING for any testing requirements and the test results must be listed on the Certification of Veterinary Inspection. Exceptions for registered breeding sheep, call State Board of Animal Health office.

*ND State Board of Animal Health does not accept ADULT VACCINATION OF CATTLE AGAINST BRUCELLOSIS.


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.

Animal Movement and Importation Requirements Contacts

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Animal Movement and Importation Requirements Contacts

 

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Dr. Ethan Andress, DVM
State Veterinarian

State Board of Animal Health
600 E Boulevard Ave.
Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020

701-328-2655

701-220-0092

Fax: 701-328-4567

doa-bah@nd.gov

Dr. Beth Carlson, DVM
Deputy State Veterinarian

State Board of Animal Health
600 E Boulevard Ave.
Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020

701-328-2655

701-220-5194

Fax: 701-328-4567

doa-bah@nd.gov

Dr. Sarah Bailey, DVM, MPH, CPH, DACVPM
Assistant State Veterinarian

State Board of Animal Health
600 E Boulevard Ave.
Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020

701-328-2655

701-202-6251

Fax: 701-328-4567

doa-bah@nd.gov

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North Dakota State Board of Animal Health

State Board of Animal Health
600 E Boulevard Ave.
Dept.602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020

701-328-2655

Fax: 701-328-4567

doa-bah@nd.gov

North Dakota State Board of Animal Health