Animal HealthImport RequirementsCamelids

Camelid Import Requirements

 

(Alpacas, Camels, Guanacos, Llamas, Vicunas)

Certificate Requirements


Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)

Permit Requirements


Import Permit

Testing Requirements


Brucellosis:
One negative test within in 30 days prior to importation on all sexually intact camelids except nursing young accompanied by a test negative dam.

Tuberculosis (TB):
Animals originating from a TB Accredited Free or a TB Modified Accredited Advanced State or Zone:

  1. TB test (negative axillary test) required within 60 days prior to importation for all sexually intact camelids 2 months of age and older.

Animals originating from TB Modified Accredited States or zones:

  1. Two TB tests (negative) required on all sexually intact animals 2 months of and older 60-120 days apart. The second TB test must be within 60 days prior to importation; OR
  2. TB test (negative) on all sexually intact animals 2 months of age and older within 60 days prior to importation AND must originate directly from a herd that has been TB tested in its entirety within the last 12 months; OR
  3. TB test (negative) on all animals 2 months of age and older within 60 days prior to importation AND must originate directly from a USDA-APHIS-VS Accredited TB-Free herd. The herd accreditation number and date of entire herd test must be included on the CVI.
  4. Animals less than 2 months of age will be quarantined and tested between 2 and 4 months of age.

Identification Requirements


Official individual ID required (official USDA ear tag, registration tattoo, or microchip). Individual official identification must be listed on the CVI.