Guidance for Issuing Movement Permits

Upon diagnosis of FMD, CSF, or ASF, animal movements will be halted in an orderly way. Once the initial extent of the outbreak is defined and movement permitting systems are established, animal movements can restart for premises with no evidence of infection. This is described in more detail in the FMD Managed Movement document. Although this document addresses FMD, many of the same approaches could be applied to ASF and CSF outbreaks.

Guidance on issuing movement permits for pigs or semen with no evidence of infection is provided 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.