Animal HealthImport RequirementsRatites

Ratite Import Requirements


Ostrich, Rhea, and Emu

Certificate Requirements

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)

Permit Requirements

Import Permit

Testing Requirements


Live Birds

  1. A single negative test within 30 prior to entry, OR
  2. Originate from a NPIP certified flock, OR
  3. Be consigned directly to slaughter.
    1. The name of the slaughter establishment must be listed on the CVI
    2. “For Slaughter Only” must be printed on the CVI

Hatching Eggs
Must originate in flocks or be distributed from hatcheries or premises participating in the National Poultry Improvement Plan(NPIP), or operating under supervision of the Poultry Disease Control Authority of the state of origin & classified Pullorum-Typhoid clean.

Animal Health Bureau

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Contact Information

Department of Livestock
Animal Health Bureau
PO Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001
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