Movement Rules: Swine Imported From a Farm or Home

​​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:
    • Microchips
    • 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.

Imported swine untested for either PRRS or PEDv will be quarantined at the Wisconsin destination premises. All swine on the premises will be placed under quarantine along with the untested imported swine. At least the untested imported swine m​ust be sampled for the missing test(s) (PRRS and/or PEDv) and the results must be approved by the Department. A herd plan is required if the test results are positive for either PRRS or PEDv. The quarantine may only be released by the Department.