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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

BOAH > Indiana Entry Health Requirements Indiana Entry Health Requirements

The following requirements apply to the transportation of domestic animals into Indiana.

"Domestic animal" means an animal that is not wild (as defined in IC 15-17-2-26). The term is limited to:

  1. cattle, calves, horses, mules, swine, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, poultry, ostriches, rhea, emus, or other bird;
  2. an animal of the bovine, equine, ovine, caprine, porcine, canine, feline, avian, camelid, cervidae, or bison species; or
  3. an aquatic animal that may be the subject of aquaculture (as defined in IC 15-11-7-1).

The following species have more specific requirements for transportation into Indiana that may be found under their own title on this web site:

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection:
Must be completed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian within the thirty (30) days immediately prior to the animal entering Indiana.

Entry Permit:
Not generally required. But, see information for swine, cattle, bison, cervids, camelids and  aquaculture for permit requirements for those species.

Certain exotic and normally wild animals may require additional permits from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to move into Indiana.  

Testing:
See individual species for additional information.

No animal that originates from a herd, premises or area under quarantine because of disease concerns may be transported into Indiana, unless a rule or order specifically allows for such movement.  

Vaccination:
See individual species for additional information.

Other Requirements:
Individual animal identification required.

Certain exotic and normally wild animals may require additional permits from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to locate in Indiana.

Exhibition:
If the animal is to be entered in a livestock exhibition in Indiana, see the Indiana exhibition requirements. Exhibition Requirements.