Animal Movement

Llamas, Alpacas and Guanacos

This information is current as of July 18, 2014

These regulations apply to all New World camelids except vicuñas, which are classified as exotic ruminants and must meet the import requirements on the Exotic Species page. Old World camels (Arabian/dromedary and Bactrian) are also classified as exotic ruminants, and their import requirements are on the Exotic Species page.

IMPORTING LLAMAS, ALPACAS AND GUANACOS FROM OUTSIDE WISCONSIN

Required:

  • Certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with complete physical destination address
  • Official identification regardless of age (one of the following):
    • Approved USDA ear tag number
    • Microchip number
    • Breed association registration number
    • Breed association tattoo (only if it uniquely identifies the animal)

Not required:

  • Import permit (except for animals that are part of a multi-species menagerie or petting zoo)
  • Tests, vaccinations or statements 
  • If there is a current vesicular stomatitis diagnosis or quarantine in the state of origin, effective May 30, 2014, Wisconsin no longer requires a permit or special statements. Please visit our vesicular stomatitis page to learn more.

To bring a llama, alpaca and guanaco into Wisconsin, the animal must have a current certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI), and it must include official individual identification. No specific tests or vaccinations are required.

MOVING LLAMAS, ALPACAS AND GUANACOS WITHIN WISCONSIN
Wisconsin does not have specific requirements for moving llamas, alpacas and guanacos within the state of Wisconsin.

EXPORTING LLAMAS, ALPACAS AND GUANACOS OUT OF WISCONSIN
Wisconsin does not have specific export requirements for llamas, alpacas and guanacos. Please contact the state or nation of destination to learn the import requirements.