Movement Rules: General Swine Movements Within Wisconsin (see below for exceptions)

Commercial swine -- including pet pigs, rescue pigs, and sanctuary pigs -- moving within Wisconsin generally must have the following:​

  • Testing for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) is required as follows:

    • Negative tests of herd of origin* within 90 days prior to movement – no restrictions on movement.  Documentation of the negative test results must be made available upon request.

    • Positive tests for either PRRS or PEDv of herd of origin* within 90 days prior to movement. The herd will be quarantined ​until a herd plan is established and approved.  Movement can take place in accordance with the herd plan.

    • If no test for either PRRS or PEDv has been done within 90 days prior to movement, the animals are not allowed to move except to slaughter, to a market at which all swine on the premises on the day of the sale are going directly to slaughter, or terminal fairs/exhibitions/shows.

  • No movement documentation such as a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health certificate or CVI) is required (except if moving to a fair/exhibition/show as noted in that section).

  • Official identification is not required.

  • See main swine movement page for other specific movements.

* Herd of origin refers to the current herd with the current owner. The current herd of origin will be required to have had a test within 90 days of movement. If the current herd hasn't had a test before new pigs are added, that herd will need to be tested to be able to move pigs even if the newly added animals came from a herd that was already tested.