Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 10, November 15, 2023
Rule 21-65.3 - General requirements and limitations(1)Restricted animals. The following animals are restricted from importation into the state: a. No animal, including poultry or birds of any species, that is affected with, or that has been recently exposed to, any infectious, contagious or Cornmunicable disease or that originates from a quarantined area shall be shipped or in any manner transported or moved into Iowa, unless approved by the state veterinarian.b. Prairie dogs (Cynomys sp.), tree squirrels (Heliosciurus sp.), rope squirrels (Funisciurus sp.), dormice (Graphiurus sp.), Gambian giant pouched rats (Cricetomys sp.), brush-tailed porcupines (Atherurus sp.), and striped mice (bybornys sp.) are prohibited from importation into the state.(2)Cleaning and disinfection of transportation vehicles. All stock cars and trucks used for hauling into the state of Iowa livestock (cattle, horses, sheep, goats, Cervidae, poultry and swine) for feeding, breeding, or stock purposes must be cleaned and disinfected before such shipments of livestock are loaded.(3)Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVJ). Animals imported into the state must be acCornpanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, unless specifically exempted by this chaptera. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is a legible record acCornplished on an official form of the state of origin, issued by a licensed accredited veterinarian and approved by the chief livestock health official of the state of origin; or an equivalent form of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued by a federally employed veterinarian. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection may be an official paper form or an official approved electronic form.b. A copy of the approved CVI shall be forwarded immediately to the chief livestock health official of the state of origin for approval and transmittal.c. An approved CVI shall not be valid more than 30 days from the date of inspection of the animals.d. The approved CVI must acCornpany the animals to their final destination in Iowa.e. All information required on the CVI must be fully Cornpleted by the issuing veterinarian and must include the following: (1) Name and address of the consignor;(2) Name and address of the consignee;(3) Point of origin and premises identification, if assigned by the chief livestock health official in the state of origin;(4) Point of destination of the animals;(6) Number of animals examined;(7) Official individual identification or group identification of all animals;(8) Sex, age, and breed of each animal;(9) Test results and herd or state status on diseases specified in this chapter;(10) Pre-entry permit number, if required; and(11) A statement by the issuing veterinarian that the animals identified on the CVI are free of signs of infectious or Cornmunicable disease.(4)Certification for vesicular stomatitis (VS). All hoofed animals, including horses, ruminants, swine, and exotic and wild hoofed animals, originating from a VS-affected state must be acCornpanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection which, in addition to meeting the requirements of subrule 65.3(3), includes the following statement: "All animals susceptible to Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) identified and included on this certificate have been examined and found to be free from clinical signs of VS, have not been exposed to VS, and, within the past 30 days, have not been within ten (10) miles of any site under quarantine for VS."
Objection filed 1/9/81; see "Objection" at the end of this chapter.
Iowa Admin. Code r. 21-65.3