Import & Export Requirements

Idaho has species-specific importation requirements. Please use the information provided here to answer any questions you may have, but remember that you are responsible for being in compliance with Idaho's import requirements and you should always contact the Idaho State Department of Agriculture at (208) 332-8540 or (208) 332-8560 if there are any questions or you are unsure as to what is required for your specific situation. Because we know many veterinarians are not at a computer every time they need import requirements, we have also developed a brochure that summarizes the import information for each animal type.

Recent Events Impacting Imports into Idaho:
 
Effective June 1, 2014 Idaho is accepting negative trich tests from pooled samples. Our lab will also run pooled trich samples. Please contact your lab for sample submission instructions.
 

Due to Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) All livestock (including cattle, swine, equines, domestic cervidae, and camelids) entering Idaho from Texas and Colorado must meet additional requirements. The animals cannot enter Idaho if they originate from a facility within 10 miles of a diagnosed case of VS. All livestock from Texas and Colorado requires an entry permit listed on the CVI, as well as the following statement:

"All animals identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection have been examined and found to be free from Vesicular Stomatitis. During the last thirty (30) days; these animals have neither been exposed to Vesicular Stomatitis nor located within an area where Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed."

 

On March 5, 2014 ISDA issued an administrative order regarding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). This order requires that CVIs for all swine entering Idaho include the following statement:

     “To the best of my knowledge, swine represented on this certificate have not, within the last 30 days, originated from premises known to be affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) and have not been exposed to PEDv.”

All pigs entering Idaho have always been required to have a CVI signed by an accredited veterinarian stating the animal is disease free, has not been fed raw garbage and has not been vaccinated with any psuedorabies vaccine. All pigs also require an entry permit.

 

Effective March 11, 2013 USDA is changing the individual identification requirements for cattle and bison moving interstate. Official identification includes: orange brucellosis vaccination tags, USDA silver tags, and 840 RFID tags. Registered breed association tattoos or tags, and brands registered with the state brand board may be used if accepted by both the state of origin and the state of destination.

Individual identification must be recorded on or attached to the CVI for the following groups:

  • All sexually intact cattle and bison 18 months of age or over
  • All female dairy cattle of any age
  • All male dairy cattle born after 3/11/13
  • Cattle and bison of any age used for rodeo, recreational events, shows and exhibitions.

Feeder cattle of beef breeds less than 18 months of age are not included in this requirement.

 

Effective April 2011 All bulls 12 months and older must be tested negative to Trichomoniasis no more than 30 days prior to entry into Idaho. Bulls under 12 months which are virgins may enter with a virgin bull statement on the CVI.

Effective May 2009 ISDA has regulations regarding EVA in horses. All intact male equines will require one of the following statements be recorded next to their name and description on their Certificate of Veterinary Inspection:

"Vaccinated for EVA"
     
A copy of the animal's test and vaccination certificate needs to      be attached.
"Seropositive Carrier of EVA"
     The test date needs to be recorded on the CVI.
"Seropositive Non-shedder of EVA"
     A copy of the negative semen EVA virus isolation test result      needs to be attached to the CVI.
"Unknown EVA Status"

Equine semen may be imported with one of these statements, regarding the stallion it came from, attached to the shipment.

 

In September 2008 California was changed by USDA to Tuberculosis Modified Accredited Advanced states. Please call for entry requirements.

 

**California and Michigan have different requirements for Bovine species than those listed on the Cattle page, due to their Tuberculosis and/or other disease status. If you are sending cattle from any of these states, always call ISDA before the cattle leave your state.
 
*This document is in .pdf format.