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Utah is a class free state for brucellosis, tuberculosis, Salmonella pullorum and scabies, and Stage V pseudorabies.
All animals entering Utah must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate), except for animals consigned directly to an inspected slaughter establishment or approved auction market, which need only a Brand Inspection Certificate. A Brand Inspection Certificate is required on all cattle, equine, and elk.
Entry permits obtained prior to shipment are required on all cattle, swine, sheep and goats, poultry, game and furbearing animals, zoo animals, birds (including Ratites), and other exotic or wild animals (including Elk and Bison), unless consigned directly to an inspected slaughter establishment or approved auction market.
After hours, weekends, and holidays call or (801) 520-4311 or (801) 699-0628
Any livestock (equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine, or cervidae) entering Utah from a county where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed within the last fourteen (14) days or a county that contains a premises quarantined for vesicular stomatitis shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection dated within fourteen 14 days of entry containing the following statement: "All animals identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection have been inspected and found to be free from clinical signs of vesicular stomatitis."
The following agencies may also have requirements for holding, selling, breeding, or importing wildlife and exotic species:
An import permit is required to import live aquatic animals or their eggs into Utah from any location outside the state. This permit is in addition to the COR for operation of the facility. Import permits may be obtained by contacting the UDAF Fish Health Program at (801) 538-7046 and providing the following information:
All shipments of live aquatic animals must originate from sources that have been approved by UDAF and assigned a fish health approval number. A list of approved sources is maintained by UDAF, and may be obtained by contacting the UDAF Fish Health Program at (801) 538-7046.
For more detailed information about importation of aquatic animals, see the full text of Administrative Rule R58-17, Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health.
All dogs, cats and ferrets shall be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate). Animals over three months of age must have a current vaccination against rabies. The date of vaccination, name of product used, and expiration date must be listed on Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate). Puppies and kittens should not be imported until at least 8 weeks of age unless accompanied by the mother.
All cattle entering Utah, except those going directly to an inspected slaughter establishment or approved auction market, require the following:
Bison entering Utah require the following:
All cattle and bison must carry some form of individual identification, such as a brand registered with an official brand agency, or an official ear tag or registration tattoo. Identification must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Official individual identification used for testing purposes must be shown on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or attached to each copy of the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. The import permit number must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. This includes exhibition cattle.
For more detailed information about importation of cattle and bison, see the full text of Administrative Rule R58-1, Admission and Inspection of Livestock, Poultry and Other Animals.
All captive elk imported into Utah shall originate from states which have implemented a program for surveillance, control, and eradication of CWD in captive cervids, and must originate from herds that have been participating in a verified CWD surveillance program for a minimum of 5 years.
Privately captive cervids entering Utah require the following:
Elk semen, eggs, or gametes imported to Utah require a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection stating:
"The source animal(s) have been tested for genetic purity for Rocky Mountain Elk genes and have never resided on a premise where CWD has been identified."
All equids entering Utah require the following:
NOTE: Stallions no longer require EVA testing or a permit.
Horses, mules and asses may be imported into the State of Utah when accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. The certificate must state that the equine animals described were examined on the date indicated and found free from symptoms of any infectious or communicable disease such as vesicular stomatitis. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection must show a negative EIA test within one year prior to the time the certificate was issued. Utah horses returning to Utah as part of a commuter livestock shipment are exempted from the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection requirements; however, a valid Utah horse travel permit is required for re-entering Utah.
Exotic animals are considered rare or unusual animal pets or an animal, not commonly thought of as a pet, kept within a human household. Rodents, reptiles, and amphibians are considered exotic animals. Exotic animals entering Utah shall be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate).
Game and fur bearing animals entering Utah require the following:
Llamas and other camelids entering Utah require the following:
Meat goats require the following:
Dairy goats require the following:
Dairy goats and camelids entering Utah for exhibition purposes only are exempt from the testing requirements.
For more detailed information about importation of goats and camelids, see the full text of Administrative Rule R58-1, Admission and Inspection of Livestock, Poultry and Other Animals.
Poultry means all domesticated fowl, including chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, ratites, and game birds, except doves and pigeons, which are bred for the primary purpose of producing eggs or meat.
All poultry entering Utah require the following:
For more detailed information about importation of poultry and game birds, see the full text of Administrative Rule R58-6, Poultry.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources individuals who desire to hold live game birds for more than 60 days to apply for and receive a Certificate of Registration (COR) for an aviculture installation prior to receiving the birds.
Psittacine and passerine birds and raptors entering Utah require the following:
The number and kinds of birds to be shipped into Utah, their origin, date to be shipped and destination should be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
Ratites entering Utah require the following unless consigned directly to a slaughter establishment:
For more detailed information about importation of ratites, see the full text of Administrative Rule R58-6, Poultry.
Sheep entering Utah must have:
Contact the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for requirements for holding or breeding non-domestic breeds of sheep and goats.
For more detailed information about importation of domestic sheep, see the full text of Administrative Rule R58-1, Admission and Inspection of Livestock, Poultry and Other Animals.
Breeding and Exhibition swine over three months of age entering Utah require the following:
For more detailed information about importation of swine, see the full text of Administrative Rule R58-1, Admission and Inspection of Livestock, Poultry and Other Animals.
Wildlife entering Utah require the following:
It is unlawful for any person to import into or export from the state of Utah any species of live native or exotic wildlife or to possess or release from captivity any such imported live wildlife except as shown below, or by the rules and regulations of the Utah Wildlife Board without first securing written permission from the Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah Department of Natural Resources, 1596 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 (801) 538-4887.
All wildlife imports shall meet the same Department requirements as domestic animals.
It is unlawful to import, distribute, relocate or possess live raccoons or coyotes except as provided by R58-14, Holding Live Coyotes or Raccoons in Captivity.
Upon filing an application for registration with the Department of Agriculture and Food, upon a form provided by the department, a permit may be issued by the department authorizing the applicant to hold in live captivity raccoons or coyotes for research, educational, zoos, circuses, or other purposes authorized by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
Zoological animals entering Utah require the following:
The entry of common zoological animals shown at exhibitions is authorized when a permit has been obtained from the Department.
Movement of zoo animals must also be in compliance with the Federal Animal Welfare Act.
Please contact the State Veterinarian's Office for more specific information concerining various species.
Community Animal Response Team (CART): CART provides professional preparedness response and recovery, resources and community education to ensure the health and welfare of animals before, during and after a disaster. Animals cannot be considered independently of response issues associated with human populations. Animal owners can put themselves and first responders at risk when they take risks in order to save their animals. Animal response issues exist anytime a disaster affects a community. Whether planned for or not, they must be addressed during a response.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food encourages individuals interested in preparedness and emergency response to work with their local emergency manager to include animal response planning in their county or city emergency response plans. CART groups may be prepared to respond to everything from sheltering pets in a natural disaster evacuation scenario to an overturned livestock trailer or livestock disease outbreak. If you are interested in starting a CART group in your area, please review the following resources to help gain a better understand of training recommendations and what is involved.
The following are examples of state-level and county-level CART programs in other states. These should be used as examples only and permission to use information from these sites in local planning should be obtained directly from the respective organizations.
Colorado Extension Community Animal Disaster Planning Toolkit: http://extension.colostate.edu/disaster-web-sites/community-animal-disaster-planning-toolkit/
New Jersey CART: http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/animalemergency/cart/
Napa County CART: http://napacart.org/
For additional guidance, contact Chelsea Crawford, Assistant State Veterinarian at (801)538-7109.
Secure Milk Supply Plan (SMS): The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is in the process of creating a Secure Milk Supply Plan. Information for producers and processors on how to participate in the Plan will be released as the project progresses. In the meantime, implementing good biosecurity practices now will help protect your farm against potential disease introductions and prepare you for participation in the Plan. See http://securemilksupply.org/index.php for information on farm biosecurity practices and FREE training materials for farm employees in both English and Spanish.
Secure Milk Supply – Foot and Mouth Disease Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKTymApL__4&feature=youtu.be
Electronic Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (eICVI) enable Accredited Veterinarians to do their job more efficiently. In addition, the use of electronic systems often ensures that regulatory requirements are met.
Pros of using electronic eICVI’s:
Cons of using electronic eICVI’s:
Several eICVI products exist and others are being developed. Veterinarians should contact their State Animal Health Official to obtain references to the systems that are recognized and available within their state. Below is a summary of current products available for Utah:
AgConnect mCVI Resources
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GVL HealthLINK Training: https://youtu.be/8o73YXTAhGo
Web site: https://www.globalvetlink.com/products/healthlink/
Web site: http://www.vet-sentry.com/
Web site: http://www.smarticvi.com/
In 2015 the Utah Legislature passed H.B. 261 Substitute “Horse Tripping Amendments”; creating reporting requirements for venues holding horse roping or tripping events.
This page contains important information regarding your facility's responsibility on what to report, when to report it, and the consequences for failing to report these events.
Please access these links and let the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) know if you have any questions.
The information requested below is required following the passage of H.B 261