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    Bringing Animals Into Michigan

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    • Information Regarding the New Federal Livestock Movement Rules Movement rules for animal by species, official ID, and traceability rules.

    • Introduction Introduction to Health Requirements Governing the Admission of Animals into the State of Michigan - Any person importing animals into the state of Michigan is required to comply with all of the statutory and regulatory provisions of the State of Michigan relating to animal health


    General Information

    • General Requirements All animals, including poultry, imported into Michigan must meet the state requirements in addition to Federal interstate requirements.

    • Aquaculture "Aquaculture species" means aquatic animal organisms including, but not limited to, fish, crustaceans, mollusks, reptiles, or amphibians reared or cultured under controlled conditions in an aquaculture facility.

    • Cattle and Bison

    • Cats It is recommended that cats imported into the state be accompanied by an official interstate health certificate or official certificate of veterinary inspection. It is also recommended that cats be vaccinated against rabies.

    • Cervidae Until further notice, the Michigan Department of Agriculture is refusing importation of all live cervidae (deer and elk) into the state of Michigan.

    • Dog Regulations

    • (Horses) Import Requirements Revised: January 25, 2013

    • Ferrets

    • Goats

    • New World Camelids (Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuna and Guanaco)

    • Pet Shop Sale of Dogs and Cats (Puppies and Kittens)

    • Poultry and Hatching Eggs

    • Wild or Exotic Animals

    • Sheep

    • Swine Requirements for all swine imported into Michigan.

    • Wild or Exotic Animals Not Regulated by DNR or U.S. Department of Interior A wild or exotic animal, not regulated by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States Department of the Interior or the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, shall comply with all of these requirements.

    • Contact Information Contact Information for bringing animals to Michigan.




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