Exporting Animals From Wisconsin
This information is current as of May 31, 2013
Animals shipped from Wisconsin must meet the import requirements of the state or nation of destination. That information can be obtained from the state of destination or from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS).
Wisconsin does not have specific export requirements.
United States Information
List of contact information for state animal health departments across the US
USDA/APHIS website with links to state websites
List of USDA phone numbers and websites
If your business exports animals or animal products to other countries, or if you want to learn more about doing business overseas, information and assistance are available from the Wisconsin International Trade Team in DATCP’s Division of Agricultural Development.
IMPORTING ANIMALS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
Animals shipped to Wisconsin from outside the United States must meet the import requirements established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). That information can be obtained from the appropriate agency.
The following species are known carriers of highly contagious diseases and may not be imported to Wisconsin:
- Prairie dogs
- Tree squirrels
- Rope squirrels
- Gambian giant pouched rats
- Brush-tailed porcupine
- Striped mice
M-branded cattle may only be imported directly to slaughter.
Importation of native wild species and species classified as a harmful wild animal by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources must be approved by the WDNR. Please go to the WDNR website for more information.
Other than the exceptions noted above, Wisconsin does not have additional import requirements beyond the federal regulations.