Domestic Goat Import Requirements
Prohibited Species: Some exotic breeds are prohibited
PLEASE NOTE: Any livestock (equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine, or cervidae) entering Montana from a county where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed within the last fourteen (14) days or a county that contains a premises quarantined for vesicular stomatitis shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection dated within fourteen (14) days of entry and 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."
Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)
The following statement must be true and be included on the CVI:
“The animals in this shipment were not exhibiting clinical signs associated with scrapie at the time of the examination.”
One negative Brucellosis card test for sexually intact animals 6 months of age and over within 30 days prior to importation, unless they originate from a certified brucellosis free flock and have the herd number and date of last whole-herd test listed on the CVI OR if they are for exhibition purposes only, returning home within 30 days and not originating from a brucellosis management area. (See exhibition statement below.)
Animals originating from a TB Accredited Free or TB Modified Accredited Advanced State or Zone:
- TB test (negative) required within 60 days prior to importation for all sexually intact dairy breeds of goats 2 months of age and older; OR
- 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.
- TB test not required on dairy goats less than six (6) months of age if accompanied by TB test-negative dams.
- Goats imported for exhibition that will return to the state of origin within 30 days do not require a TB Test. The following statement must be true and included on the CVI:
"While in Montana, these goats will be used for exhibition only and cannot be sold or used for breeding"
Animals originating from TB Modified Accredited States or zones:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Animals less than 2 months of age will be quarantined and tested between 2 and 4 months of age.
Official identification required (official USDA ear tag, breed registration tattoo, scrapie premises ID tag or premises tattoo number) on:
- All sexually intact goats of any age;
- All goats over 18 months of age;
- All goats for exhibition.
Individual official identification must be listed on the CVI.