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The following requirements apply to all cervid species that have been found to carry chronic wasting disease (CWD) and those species that can successfully mate with potentially infected animals. These rules apply to their hybrids as well.
Currently, the rule applies to elk and wapiti, as well as the following deer: red, Sika, Japanese, spotted (and their crosses), mule and whitetails.
All listed cervids, regardless of their state of origin and whether the animal was obtained from a farmed facility or in the wild, are included in this rule.
Only the following may be imported into Indiana:
The rule contains additional provisions for imports directly to rendering and laboratories for diagnostic and testing purposes and research, with permission from the State Veterinarian.
For additional information, contact the Indiana State Board of Animal Health Cattle & Ruminant Division at (317) 544-2397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.