Commercial swine entering Wisconsin as research swine must have the following:
Certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with the complete physical origin and physical destination address and the following information:
Official identification (one of the following):
USDA ear tag number – number must begin with a state 2-digit code followed by 2 or 3 letters and 4 numbers
USDA “840” button ear tag number
Ear notch (if the pig is a purebred and the ear notch is registered)
A tattoo or an ear tag with the premises identification number and a unique identifier (a tag without the premises ID number is not sufficient)
A microchip for swine kept as pets
Breed association tattoo
If the animals are 80 pounds or less, individual ID is not required but the premises identification number or state-issued code of the premises of origin must be on the animals (ear tag or tattoo)
If the animals are more than 80 pounds, each animal must have official individual ID as noted above
Testing for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRS) and Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) as follows:
Negative tests of herd of origin within 90 days prior to import – no import permit required unless pigs are micropigs (see below). For both PRRS and SECD, include the test type, date and results on CVI.
Statement on the CVI that there are no clinical signs of PRRS and SECD at the time of inspection.
Import permit required
For swine that originate from a herd that tested positive for PRRS or SECD or that was not tested within 90 days prior to import.
For micropigs being imported to a laboratory.
See resources on the right for information on quarantines, testing, and herd plans after import.
Blank herd plan
Sample herd plan for multiple out-of-state exhibitions
Sample herd plan for show pigs
PRRS and SECD Final Rule (Plain Language Analysis)
PRRS/SECD Testing Before Movement - FAQ
PRRS/SECD Rule Change Presentation
Fairs, Shows, and other Special Events
Oral Fluid Sampling Video offered by the
Center for Food Security and Public Health
Wisconsin Pork Association's website for additional information including:
PRRS Control and Elimination Toolkit
Biosecurity Protocols for the Prevention of PRRS Spread
Oral Fluid Collection Guide