Nevada Import Requirements


** Unapproved Forms** ** Effective March 21, 2018, Nevada no longer accepts certificates submitted on the APHIS 7001 forms**



    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Any susceptible livestock, including equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine, and cervidae entering the State from a county where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed within the last 14 days or a county that contains a premises quarantined for vesicular stomatitis shall be accompanied by a CVI 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.

      Traceability for Livestock moving Interstate (effective 1/3/17):

      Official identification is required for the following cattle and their official ID has to be recorded on the health certificate:
      1. All sexually intact beef cattle 18 months of age and over
      2. All dairy cattle of any age
      3. All cattle used for rodeo, recreation, show or exhibition


      Acceptable forms of identification:

      1. Official eartags: metal or 840-compliant (RFID or visual
      2. Official USDA backtags for cattle moving directly to slaughter
      3. Registered breed tattoos when accompanied by certificate

        Cattle/Bison

        1. Health Certificate
        2. Entry Permit
        3. Females – 12 months and older must be official brucellosis calf hood vaccinates (OCV) with a legible ear tattoo.
        4. All dairy cattle 6 months of age or older must have a negative tuberculosis test within the last 30 days. Dairy cattle of any age have to be officially identified and the ID recorded on the CVI.
        5. All bison, regardless of state of origin that are 12 months and older have to have a negative TB and brucellosis test within the last 30 days.
        6. All sexually intact beef cattle 18 months and older require official identification and their official ID has to be recorded on the health certificate.

          Steers:

          1. Health Certificate
          2. Entry Permit

            Heifers/Including Bison:

            1. Health Certificate
            2. Entry permit
            3. Must be OCV if weaned and older than 4 months
            4. All dairy heifers 6 months of age or older must have a negative TB test within the last 30 days
            5. All dairy animals of any age require official identification and their official ID has to be recorded on the health certificate. 

              Mexican Cattle:

              1. Health Certificate
              2. Entry permit
              3. Only spayed heifers and steers allowed
              4. Animals must be “M” branded on right hip
              5. Negative TB within 12 months before entry. Original entry paperwork must be faxed to this office before a permit is issued.
              6. All cattle used for rodeos, shows and exhibitions of any age require official identification and their official ID has to be recorded on the health certificate.
              7. Mexican cattle must not be co-pastured with any breeding cattle.

                Canadian Cattle:

                1. Health Certificate
                2. Entry permit
                3. All animals have to be individually identified as approved by USDA.
                4. Individual ID has to be listed on the CVI.
                5. All cattle except for immediate slaughter require a CAN brand on the right tail head.
                6. Registered cattle may enter without a CAN brand if they have a ‘CAN’ tattoo.
                7. Slaughter cattle must be delivered directly to the slaughter facility and may not be diverted without written permission from the State Veterinarian

                  Dairy Breeding Cattle:

                  1. Health Certificate
                  2. Entry permit
                  3. Sexually intact dairy 6 months or older, from anywhere in the United States, must have a negative TB within 30 days of entry (includes all dairy heifers). Heifers, 4 months or older, must be brucellosis vaccinates.
                  4. All dairy animals of any age require official identification and their official ID has to be recorded on the health certificate.

                    Bulls:

                    1. Health Certificate
                    2. Entry Permit
                    3. Bulls 12 Months or older MUST be T. fetus tested within 60 days of entry into Nevada and have a T. fetus control program tag in the right ear.
                    4. Individual ‘In Pouch’ Test or individual RT-PCR test accepted.
                    5. Bulls changing ownership and entering Nevada – T. fetus test chart must be faxed to this office BEFORE a permit will be issued. 
                    6. Bulls need to be individually identified on T. fetus test chart and health certificate needs to reference the T. fetus test chart.
                    7. All dairy bulls 6 months or older have to react negatively to a test for tuberculosis within 30 days before entry.
                    8. All dairy animals of any age require official identification and their official ID has to be recorded on the health certificate.

                      Rodeo/Show/Event Livestock:

                      1. Health certificate
                      2. Entry permit
                      3. All sexually intact animals 12 months and older require an annual TB and brucellosis test
                      4. Heifers, 4 months and older, must be officially calf hood brucellosis vaccinates.
                      5. All cattle used for rodeos, shows and exhibitions of any age require official identification. All animals must be individually identified on health certificate.

                      Rodeo/Show Bulls can be exempt from T. fetus regulation under the following conditions:

                      1. Not being sold.
                      2. No contact with females.
                      3. No pasturing while in Nevada.
                      4. Leave Nevada immediately after show.
                      5. Veterinarians have to add the following disclaimer on the CVI: - ‘Not for sale or breeding in NV’

                        Pasture-to-pasture (Commuter) permits:

                        1. For established breeding herds only!
                        2. A permit application can be downloaded from this website or call 775-353-3718 to have a copy faxed.
                        3. Permit application and T. fetus test chart must be faxed to this office prior to permit being issued. Bulls need to be tested annually between October 1 and May 31 of the previous year.

                          Goats:

                          1. Health Certificate
                          2. Entry Permit
                          3. Dairy or sexually intact goats – 6 months of age or older must have a negative TB and brucellosis within 30 days of entry.
                          4. Scrapie premise/flock ID ear tags on all animals. A legible tattoo is okay if linked to a scrapie premise/flock ID.
                          5. Scrapie statement must be on health certificate. 

                          “The animal(s) do not exhibit clinical signs of scrapie at the time of the exam. The animals on the certificate did not originate from a herd/flock that has been diagnosed as a scrapie source, infected or exposed, herd/flock.” 

                            Sheep:

                            1. Health Certificate
                            2. Entry Permit
                            3. Individually identified using Scrapie identification tags. Black Faced Sheep need to be individually identified on the health certificate
                            4. Check for foot rot (Foot rot statement: All animals were inspected and found to be free of clinical signs of Foot rot).
                            5. Scrapie statement must be on health certificate.

                            “The animal(s) do not exhibit clinical signs of scrapie at the time of the exam. The animals on the certificate did not originate from a herd/flock that has been diagnosed as a scrapie source, infected or exposed, herd/flock.”

                            6. All breeding (intact) rams 6 months of age or older have to test negative for Brucella ovis on the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) within 30 days before entry into the State. 

                              Swine:

                              1. Health Certificate
                              2. Entry Permit
                              3. Individually identified with ear tag, registered tattoo, or registered ear notch.
                              4. Pot bellies are included in these requirements regardless of weight
                              5. Feeder swine – swine less than four (4) months of age which are intended for feeding purposes. Upon arrival in Nevada, feeder swine must be restricted to the premises of their destination in Nevada until they are moved directly to slaughter or to a market.

                              The following swine are not eligible for entry into Nevada:

                              1. Swine that have been fed untreated food waste.
                              2. Swine that have been exposed to swine fed untreated food waste.
                              3. Swine that have been vaccinated for pseudorabies.

                                Dogs/Cats/Ferrets:

                                1. Health Certificate
                                2. Rabies must be current (as per the most recent edition of the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control)
                                3. Permit not required

                                  International Travel:

                                  Contact USDA at 1-877-741-3690. Only an accredited veterinarian may issue a health certificate for interstate or international travel. USDA charges an endorsement fee.

                                    Horses/Mules/Asses:

                                    1. Health Certificate
                                    2. Negative Coggins (ELISA or AGID) within 12 months of entry.
                                    3. Proof of ownership (brand inspection certificate, bill of sale, registration papers).
                                    4. Requirements include Zebras. EXEMPT: Nursing foals less than 6 months and accompanied by the dam and the dam has tested negatively to such a test.

                                      Llamas/Alpacas:

                                      1. Health Certificate

                                        Big Cats (Tigers, Lions, Cheetahs, Cougars; etc):

                                        1. Health certificate
                                        2. Copy of USDA license for either the animal or local facility

                                          Reindeer for Shows:

                                          1. Health Certificate
                                          2. Permit
                                          3. Negative TB within 12 months
                                          4. Negative Brucellosis within 12 months
                                          5. CWD certified free Herd

                                            Primates:

                                            1. Health Certificate
                                            2. Negative TB within 12 months
                                            3. USDA permit