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After hours Import Permits
Oregon law (ORS 596.341(2)) requires an Import Permit for most animals entering the state. To help practitioners meet this requirement, a machine answers the permit phone (503-986-4679) after hours (after 5 pm to 8 am during the week and all day weekends and holidays).
After the brief explanatory recording, you will be given a shipping number and asked to record
  1. the name of veterinarian and the clinic phone number;
  2. the kind of animal(s) you are shipping: cattle, horses, etc.
  3. the name, phone number, and address of shipper and the animals destination; and
  4. the serial number of your Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. This is usually in the upper right hand corner of the certificate.
 
The animals can be shipped immediately. Please call between 9 am and noon Pacific time, on the next regular working day to complete the Import Permit. (We are closed for the usual national holidays.)
 
Thank you.

Animal import requirements
General import requirements
Dogs & cats
Llama, alpaca, camel
Horses & other equidae
Swine
Cattle, bison, & other bovidae
Poultry & pet birds
Sheep & goats

CVI checklist
(CVI = Certificate of Veterinary Inspection; aka ´health certificate´)
The following checklist is based on the most common "paperwork" errors made on CVIs. These errors are violations of your accreditation standards and can cause certificates to be Disapproved by the state of destination. They can also cause problems for your client while the animal is in transit or when it arrives.
 
Please make sure your paperwork is complete and accurate.
  1. Is all the information on the certificate legible?
  2. Is the certificate signed? (No rubber stamp signatures.)
  3. Is the certificate properly dated? (Use date of inspection or exam.)
  4. Are both clinic name and mailing address provided and legible?
  5. Is the full mailing address for shipper/consignor included?
  6. Is the full mailing address for receiver/consignee included?
  7. Is purpose of the shipment indicated?
    (Breeding, feeding, training, exhibition, new owner, moving, visit & return, etc.)
  8. Were state-of-destination´s current import requirements confirmed?
    (Contact state of destination for details of their import requirements.)
  9. Was import permit obtained, if required?
  10. Are number, age, breed, and sex of animal(s) in the shipment indicated?
  11. Is brucellosis vaccination status indicated for female cattle?
    Whether vaccination is required or not, vaccination status must be provided.
  12. Are rabies vaccination details indicated for dogs and cats?
    [Manufacturer & serial number of vaccine, date of vaccination, date for revaccination.]
  13. Is rabies vaccination current?
    Many states require ANNUAL vaccination regardless of vaccine used.
  14. If testing was required, you must indicate:
    Date sample was taken, individual ID of tested animals, and test results.
    Name and location of the lab which performed the test(s).

Exit requirements- cattle
Just visiting? Here are the Exit requirements  
Oregon law requires ownership inspection (´brand inspection´) for all cattle and horses leaving the state, even those "just visiting" for a short time.
 
If you bring cattle into Oregon for show or breeding or any other "non-permanent" reason, you must have an ownership inspection before leaving Oregon.
 
Ownership inspection (sometimes called "Brand Inspection") is required by Oregon law for all cattle (and equidae) leaving the state. This applies whether the animals are branded or not. The purpose is to make sure the cattle are owned by or in the lawful possession of the person presenting the livestock for inspection.
 
Call the Livestock ID office at 503-986-4681 for the name and phone number of the Brand Inspector nearest your location.  Please schedule inspections at least 24 hours in advance .

Exit requirements- horse
Just visiting?? - EXIT Requirements   If you bring equidae into Oregon for show or breeding or any other "non-permanent" reason, you must have an ownership inspection before leaving Oregon. This applies whether the animals are branded or not.
 
Even if the animals are in Oregon "just for a few days" -- for example coming to a show, or coming in for breeding, trail riding, or training, or any other "non-permanent" reason -- you must have an ownership inspection before leaving Oregon.  The purpose is to make sure the equine are owned by or in the lawful possession of the person presenting the livestock for inspection.
 
Call the Livestock ID office at 503-986-4681 for the name and phone number of the Brand Inspector nearest your location. Please schedule inspections at least 24 hours in advance.

Importing cervidae
Cervidae cannot be imported into Oregon.
 
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has adopted an administrative rule prohibiting the importation of all cervidae.   Please contact them for further information. 503-947-6300
Program disease status
Oregon participates in cooperative state/federal programs to eradicate specific diseases in food animals. Our official status in these programs is:
  • Bovine brucellosis = CLASS FREE since January 14, 1993
  • Bovine tuberculosis = ACCREDITED FREE since January 13, 1989
  • Swine brucellosis = VALIDATED FREE since September 1, 1987
  • Swine pseudorabies = QUALIFIED FREE since May 5, 1994
  • Salmonella pullorum - typhoid = FREE since October of 1994
    (National Poultry Improvement Plan)
  • Sheep/Goats scrapie = CONSISTENT STATE STATUS since 2004

Pasture Permits
Pasture Permits - Pasture to Pasture program exists for cattle shipped to another state for grazing purposes. All cattle moved on the Pasture to Pasture permit must be returned to the state of origin after the grazing season without a change of ownership.
TB testing required for dairy
Effective June 21, 2005, a negative TB test (Tuberculosis) is now required for bovines of dairy breeds imported for bredding and/ or dairy purposes and six months of age or older within the 60 days period before entering the state.
 
Imported dairy animals less than six months of age, sexually intact and not tested must be officially identified with an ear tag, restricted at a designated facility unthil they are tested at no more than six months of age.  The Department will accept TB rest results from animals as young as 60 days of age and would prefer 

Links To Non-ODA Web Sites
Links to non-ODA web sites
Federal
State or local
County Health Departments
To report animal-bites-human incidents
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Threatened or endangered species
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
Questions about Oregon wildlife.
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services Import requirements for other states. Note:  Check "Last Date Updated."
Oregon Health Division  Contact the Public Health Veterinarian for rabies questions.
USDA APHIS Animal Care
Licenses breeders, exhibitors, and dealers of exotic animals
Other State of Oregon Websites