Effective October 2003
Import Restrictions on Cervid Live Animals, Embryos, and Semen.
Limit import restrictions to cervid species that are known to be susceptible to CWD:
Live animals and embryos may be imported if the following conditions are met:
- Elk, Wapiti, and Red Deer.
- Sika Deer, Japanese Deer, and related species.
- Mule Deer
- Whitetail Deer.
- Any species that is diagnosed with CWD.
- The state of origin meets the following requirements:
- Animal health officials have the authority to quarantine for CWD;
- State law requires CWD positives be reported to animal health officials;
- State of origin is engaged in surveillance for CWD in captive and free-ranging cervid populations; and
- CWD has not been diagnosed in any cervid within the last 5 years.
- The herd of origin meets the following requirements:
- Enrolled in an official CWD monitoring program for at least 5 years.
- No animal in the herd, from the herd, or traced to the herd has been diagnosed as CWD positive within the last 5 years.
Live animals may ship directly to slaughter in Indiana under the following conditions:
- A pre-entry permit is obtained from the state veterinarian.
- All animals are identified.
- A certificate of veterinary inspection is obtained for the animals, moves with the animals, and is presented at the slaughter plant.
- Animals are moved directly to a slaughtering establishment licensed by the BOAH or the USDA without stopping and unloading elsewhere in the state.
- The state veterinarian is given an opportunity to collect a sample from each animal for disease (CWD) testing.
- Offal from the animals is disposed of by a licensed rendering service or at a licensed landfill.
Live animals and carcasses testing negative for CWD using an official test may move into the state. (Currently, no official live-animal test exists.)
Semen may be imported if the following conditions are met:
- Semen donor is not a CWD-positive, CWD-suspect, or CWD-exposed animal.
- The semen donor has not been kept on a premise where a CWD-positive animal has been kept within the last 60 months.
- The semen donor is not an offspring of a CWD-positive animal.
Herd Registration Program
Registration program continues to apply to all cervid species.
An animal must be identified at the earliest of the following:
- At the time the animal is moved onto the premises.
- At the time the animal is moved off of the premises.
- At the time the animal is held for testing, vaccination, or veterinary care.
- At the time the animal is held for collection of any kind (semen, embryo, antler, etc.).
- Requires an animal moving intrastate be identified. Allows the state veterinarian to require a carcass be identified.
Record keeping requirements include:
- Record of animals in the herd, including the date each animal is identified and the event triggering its identification;
- Record of all animals added to the herd and the source of those animals; and
- Record of animals that are removed from the herd, the animals' destinations, and the causes for removal (death, sale, escape, etc.).