Animal HealthImport RequirementsSwine

Domestic Swine Import Requirements

US and Canadian origin swine* originating from brucellosis and pseudorabies free state or zone:

 • Health certificate and Montana import permit
           The following statements must be true and included on the CVI: 
              "These swine are not PRV vaccinated and have not been fed raw garbage."
              "There has been no evidence of PRV in the herd of origin in the last 12 months."

 • Official identification (ear tag, tattoo, ear notch, or any permanent identification) 
            Individual identification must be listed on the CVI

  *Prohibited Species: All wild species including European boar, Russian boar, and all hybrids thereof either species.

 See below for additional import requirement information.

 

Certificate Requirements


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)

  • Animals must be inspected within 10 days of date of shipment
  • The following statements must be true and be included on the CVI:

 

"These swine are not PRV vaccinated and have not been fed raw garbage."

"There has been no evidence of PRV in the herd of origin in the last 12 months."

Permit Requirements


Import Permit

 

Testing Requirements


Brucellosis:

  1. Breeding Swine 4 months of age and older
    1. Must be from a validated free state (currently all US states and Canada are B. suis free) ; OR
    2. Enter by permit only after a Brucella card test (negative) within 30 days prior to entry.

Pseudorabies (PRV):

  1. Breeding swine:
    1. Stage IV or Stage V State (currently applies to all US states and Canada) - No test required
    2. Stage II or Stage III State - Must originate from a qualified PRV negative herd or have a negative test within 30 days of entry with quarantine isolation, and 30-60 day retest for Pseudorabies at destination.
  2. Feeding swine (must be less than 4 months of age or meet breeding swine requirements):
    1. Stage IV or Stage V State - Must be shipped directly from a farm of origin or a market - No test required
    2. Stage III State - Must be shipped directly from a farm of origin - no tests required.
    3. Stage II State - Must originate from feeder-pig-monitored herd (Wherein the animals originated from an approved feeder pig market, a qualified PRV herd, or another feeder-pig-monitored herd); OR must originate from a qualified PRV negative herd.
      NOTE: All swine from Stage II States are quarantined at the destination (to be kept separate) until they are sent to slaughter.
  3. Slaughter Swine:
    1. Imports of slaughter swine must be from Stage III, IV, or V States and are permitted only to a recognized slaughter establishment (call for list) or an approved slaughter market (none in Montana at this time).

Vaccination Requirements


Swine may not be vaccinated for pseudorabies.

Identification Requirements


Identification required (ear tag, tattoo, ear notch, or any permanent identification).

Individual identification must be listed on the CVI.

 

Porcine Semen Requirements


Import Permit

Porcine semen shipments must comply with ARM 32.3.220.