Important information for horse owners evacuating due to Hurricane Dorian
Due to potential emergency conditions that appear likely due to Hurricane Dorian, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily making the following exceptions to the regulations governing the importation and exportation of equines coming into and leaving North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Dorian. Read more here: https://www.ncagr.gov/disaster/documents/2019NCHurricaneDorianEquineMovement.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0BHgUGox-qgpKmiO5mGm-yguV1o7AlinUKXZrXGCSYAXGv_0luuT3fsDU (updated 8/30/19)
General Requirements for Veterinarians Exporting Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets
The State Veterinarian's Office receives many questions about what health certificates can be used to export cats, dogs, and ferrets to other states.
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General Requirements for Animal Imports into North Carolina
When importing livestock (e.g., horses, cattle, bison, sheep, goats, swine, and cervidae) to North Carolina from states with confirmed positive cases of Vesicular Stomatitis, NCDA&CS is only accepting Interstate Certificates of Veterinarian Inspection (ICVI’s) – no Equine Event Passports or Extended Equine Certificates of Veterinarian Inspection will be accepted.
The issuing veterinarian shall write a statement on the ICVI stating, "The animals on the ICVI have not originated from a premises or an area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last 30 days; and the animals in the shipment have no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis."
For shipments originating within a 10-mile radius of an infected area or premises, the issuing veterinarian shall use the above statement and must have examined the animal within 24 hours of issuing the ICVI. These requirements shall remain in effect until notice is given by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
General Requirements for Animal Exports to Other States
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