Permit Guidance

During an outbreak, movement permits will be issued by Regulatory Officials based on the risk posed by that item. Moving animals from premises in a Control Area is not without risk of disease spread to livestock via the truck, driver, and animals. Planning for times of no animal movement at the beginning of an outbreak is important for business continuity.

Regulatory Officials will determine and communicate the exact permit requirements for pigs and semen. Producers should be prepared to meet the requirements prior to requesting a permit.

General permit guidance is included below and in the SPS Plan.

Conditions to Meet to Request a Permit for Moving Pigs or Semen

  1. Traceability information is available (PIN, GPS Coordinates, and information on type and number of animals/quantity of semen to be moved).
  2. Biosecurity measures listed in the Biosecurity Checklist for Animals Raised Indoors are in place and acceptable to Responsible Regulatory Officials.
  3. Epidemiological information* is acceptable.
  4. Destination premises and State are willing to accept the animals or semen.
  5. No evidence of infection based on disease monitoring (surveillance).

Regulatory Officials
may issue a movement permit
if conditions are met

*Producers can provide epidemiological information by maintaining accurate records of movement of animals, feed, supplies, equipment, personnel, and visitors. Producers can use the SPS Practice Questionnaire for FAD Exposure to get a feel for the information they may need to provide in an outbreak.