Movement Rules: Swine Imported For Research

​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” 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)

      • ​Breed association tattoo​
      • Feeder swine:

        • 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

    • ​NOT considered official identification for pig​s​​:

      • ​Microchips

      • Ear notch for crossbred or other unregistered pigs

      • Farm tags not listed above​

    • Testing for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) 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 PEDv, include the test type, date and results on CVI.

    • Statement on the CVI that there are no clinical signs of PRRS and PEDv at the time of inspection.

    • Import permit required

      • For swine that originate from a herd that tested positive for PRRS or PEDv or that was not tested within 90 days prior to import.

        • If no testing was done, include a statement indicating no testing was done.
        • If the tests were positive, include the test type, date, and results on the CVI.
      • For micropigs being imported to a laboratory.

See resources on the right for information on quarantines, testing, and herd plans after import.