Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 10, November 15, 2023
(1)General.a. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). All sheep imported into the state, except sheep consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment for immediate slaughter or sheep consigned to a specifically approved auction market, shall be acCornpanied by a CVI. For animals requiring identification, the CVI must include the official scrapie flock identification number(s) for the animal(s) listed or the official individual identification for each animal.b. Identification.(1) All sheep imported into the state must be officially, individually identified with ear tags that meet the requirements specified in 9 CFR §79.2 and § 79.3 and the Scrapie Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules, unless exempted pursuant to 65.7(1)"b" (2).(2) Exemption to identification requirements. Exemptions to requirements for individual identification of sheep include: 1. Sheep less than 18 months of age consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment; and2. Wethers less than 18 months of age; and3. Sheep less than 18 months of age consigned directly to an Iowa approved terminal feedlot. The CVI must list the approved terminal feedlot number for the feedlot.(2)Restrictions and limitations.a.Scabies. Sheep from scabies-quarantined areas must meet federal regulations for interstate movement.b.Scrapie. Sheep that are known to be scrapie-positive, suspect, high-risk, or exposed, or that originate from a known infected, source, exposed, or nonCornpliant flock may not be imported into the state unless:(1) The flock from which they originate has Cornpleted an approved scrapie flock cleanup plan, or(2) Prior permission has been granted by the state veterinarian.
Iowa Admin. Code r. 21-65.7