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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 206. Regulation for Scrapie Eradication

2VAC5-206-30. Importation of sheep and goats into Virginia.

No sheep or goat may be imported into Virginia that does not originate from a consistent state, unless originating from a flock enrolled in the complete monitored or export monitored category of the USDA Scrapie Flock Certification Program (SFCP). All sheep or goats imported into the Commonwealth of Virginia must be identified by official USDA tag, legible official registry tattoo if accompanied by a registration certificate, or other approved device that contains a premises identification issued by the state of origin in combination with a unique animal number. No sheep or goat that is infected with scrapie, is showing clinical signs of scrapie, or that is a high-risk animal may be moved into Virginia except by permit when authorized by the State Veterinarian for destruction, research or in the case of high-risk animals immediate slaughter.

Except as stated below, all sheep and goats imported into Virginia must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI).

No CVI is required for animals going directly to slaughter or to a terminal (feedlot).

Animals entering Virginia from a state contiguous with Virginia without change in ownership or management and as a part of normal operating procedures may do so without a CVI.

The CVI for all sheep or goats imported into Virginia shall contain official USDA identification numbers for each animal.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-6001, 3.2-6002 and 3.2-6004 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 25, eff. October 3, 2008.

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