Animal Import and Export

General requir​ements

Ratites entering Oregon must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued no more than 30 days prior to entry. Upon arrival, the bird(s) must be isolated from other birds and observed for disease for 14 days.

Ratites include:

  • Ostrich
  • Emu
  • Kiwi
  • Rhea
  • Cassowary

Identification requir​ements

Each bird must have permanent identification (leg band or microchip), which must be listed on the CVI.

Testing requir​ements

A negative test for Salmonella Pullorum-Typhoid must be completed no more than 30 days prior to entry


Ratites shipped directly from a flock which is a National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) participant are exempt from the Salmonella Pullorum-Typhoid test, but must meet all other requirements.

Import ​permit

An import permit is required. Please call our office to obtain an import permit prior to shipment. 



Animal Health
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4680