Commercial swine — including pet pigs, rescue pigs, and sanctuary pigs — entering Wisconsin from a farm or home must have a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with the complete physical origin and physical destination address.
They must also include the following information:
Official identification (one of the following):
- USDA ear tag number. The number must begin with a state two-digit code followed by two to three letters and four 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
- For feeder swine:
- If the animals are 80 pounds or less, an 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 pigs:
- Ear notch for crossbred or other unregistered pigs
- Farm tags not listed above
- Statement on the CVI that there are no clinical signs of Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) at the time of inspection.
- Negative tests of herd of origin within 90 days prior to import – no import permit required. For both PRRS and PEDv, include the test type, date, and results on the CVI.
- 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, with the following information:
- 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.