Cervid Certificate of Veterinary Inspection

Current certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) must contain all of the following

  • The seller's name, address, phone number, and livestock premises code (if any)

  • The destination facility's name, address, and phone number and premises code

  • The dated signature of the examining veterinarian (Per federal rule, CVI must be issued within 10 days of inspection unless requirements of 9 C.F.R. § 161.4 are met.)

  • The shipment must occur within 30 days from the date of inspection.

  • Two forms of approved individual identification for each animal regardless of age, at least one of which is official. If moving to a hunting ranch, at least one must be visible.

  • Tuberculosis status (ONE of the following):

    • If the animals are from an accredited TB herd, include the state ATB number and date of last whole herd TB test. The shipment must occur within 3 years after the herd TB accredited anniversary date (not necessarily 3 years after the last test date.)

    • If the animals originate from a herd that qualifies as a tuberculosis qualified herd, based on a negative whole herd test completed within 365 days prior to the import date, include the test date and results

  • Brucellosis status (ONE of the following):

    • If the cervids come from a certified herd, include the certification number and last whole herd test date. The shipment must occur within 3 years after the herd brucellosis anniversary date (not necessarily 3 years after the last test date.)

    • The cervids must have a negative individual test within 30 days of import (animals six months and older)

  • Three CWD statements or substantially similar statements: 

    • "All cervids identified on this certificate originate from a herd enrolled for the past 5 years in a state chronic wasting disease program meeting the federal bureau standards." (include the beginning status date and state CWD number)

    • "All cervids identified on this certificate originate from a herd that has shown no clinical signs of chronic wasting disease in the past 12 months."

    • "All cervids identified on this certificate originate from a herd  that is adequately separated from any wild deer herd known to be infected with chronic wasting disease."