The regulations below are not the official copy of Missouri State Regulations. To view the official regulations please see the Secretary of State’s website at http://s1.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/2csr/2c30-2.pdf.

Requirements for Animals moving within the State of Missouri

Cattle

  1. Cattle, Bison, and Exotic Bovids.
    1. Brucellosis.
      1. No test requirements for movement of cattle from herds not under quarantine for brucellosis.
    2. Tuberculosis. No test required for movement of cattle from herds not under quarantine for tuberculosis.
    3. No Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required.

Swine

  1. Swine.
    1. Swine in Missouri are classified as follows:
      1. Commercial swine—swine that are continuously managed and have adequate facilities and practices to prevent exposures to feral swine;
      2. Feral swine—swine that are free roaming or Russian and Eurasian that are confined. This includes javelinas and peccaries; and
      3. Transitional swine—swine raised on dirt or that have reasonable opportunities to be exposed to feral swine.
    2. Commercial Swine.
      1. All swine (except slaughter swine) exchanged, bartered, gifted, leased, or sold within Missouri must be veterinary inspected and individually identified by official eartag or group lot identification number (GIN) as defined in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 71, published annually in January, herein incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule, as published by the United States Superintendent of Documents, 732 N Capital Street NW, Washington, DC 20402-0001, phone: toll free (866) 512-1800, DC area (202) 512-1800, website: http://bookstore.gpo.gov, ear notch, tattoo, or any other means of permanent identification approved by the state veterinarian. This rule does not incorporate any subsequent amendments or additions.
      2. Brucellosis. No test is required for movement of swine from herds not under quarantine for brucellosis and no Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required.
      3. Pseudorabies. No test is required for movement of swine from herds not under quarantine for pseudorabies and no Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required.
    3. All Missouri origin sows and boars not under quarantine sold for slaughter are to be individually identified by a backtag, eartag, tattoo, or other approved device at the first point of concentration.
    4. Movement Other than Commercial Swine.
      1. Feral (including Eurasian and Russian swine) may move only from a farm-of-origin directly to an approved slaughter or to an approved slaughter-only market.
      2. Transitional swine may move only to a licensed livestock market/sale or to slaughter.
        1. Feeder pigs from transitional swine herds may move from farm-of-origin to a market to be inspected and officially identified by official eartag, and then moved from the market under quarantine to be finished for slaughter.
    5. Market-to-market movement of all classes of swine in Missouri is prohibited except for movement to slaughter-swine-only markets.

Equine

  1. Equidae. This includes exotic equine, donkeys, asses, burros, and zebras.
    1. Change of Ownership.
      1. All equidae (except nursing foals accompanied by their dams) bartered, donated, exchanged, gifted, leased, relinquished, sold, or otherwise involved in a change of ownership must have an official negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test within twelve (12) months prior to change of ownership or lease.
      2. All change of ownership or leasing must be accompanied by the original owner’s copy of the VS Form 10-11 or any officially recognized federal/state EIA test chart showing the graphic description of all markings or imprinted photograph on any officially recognized federal/state EIA test chart needed for permanent identification. Please Note: Electronic VS Form 10-11 forms must have a clear watermark. Acceptance of these documents is subject to veterinary approval, when required (ie. Sold through a livestock market).
      3. No photocopies or facsimiles of the VS Form 10-11 are valid for change of ownership or leasing.
      4. No equidae will be sold EIA test pending through private treaty.
    2. Boarding, Breeding, and Training Facilities.
      1. All equidae assembled at boarding, breeding, or training stables shall be tested negative for EIA within the preceding twelve (12) months.
      2. The owner/manager of the premises is responsible for maintaining proof of current negative EIA test for each animal; a certified photocopy or certified facsimile is acceptable proof of a current negative EIA test.
        1. A certified photocopy is one obtained from the testing veterinarian or accredited testing laboratory bearing seal or signature in the lower right-hand corner along with the date of certification of the photocopy in some ink color other than black.
        2. A certified facsimile is one obtained from the testing veterinarian or accredited testing laboratory bearing the facsimile imprint of the originating facility clearly across the top of the page. The form must be completed and legible. It must show the date of transmission either along the top or in the lower right-hand corner.
    3. Equidae Owned, Leased, or Rented by a Business or Public Entity.
      1. Equidae owned, leased, or rented by a business or public entity that congregate with privately-owned equidae or other equidae offering the same service must have an official negative EIA test within the preceding twelve (12) months.
      2. The owners or managers shall be responsible for maintaining proof (either the original VS Form 10-11 or any officially recognized federal/state EIA test chart, certified photocopy, or certified facsimile of the VS Form 10-11) of current negative test for each animal being used for the service. These records shall be available for inspection by a veterinarian or animal health officer employed by the Department of Agriculture or a veterinarian or animal health technician employed by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS)-Veterinary Services.
    4. All managed or sponsored trail rides, rodeos, or competitions must require an official negative EIA test within twelve (12) months prior to the event.
      1. The manager or sponsor of each assembly or event shall be responsible for ensuring that each animal is accompanied by proof of an official negative EIA test (either the original VS Form 10-11 or certified photocopy or certified facsimile of the VS Form 10-11) and shall not allow equidae not so certified to participate in the event or to congregate with other equidae.
      2. These records shall accompany the animal and shall be available for inspection by state/federal personnel as well as show/event personnel establishing compliance with regulations.
      3. The owner of each animal is also responsible to comply with these requirements under sections 267.010 to 267.730, RSMo, and may result in assessed civil penalties not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each violation.
    5. Alteration or substitution of any information on any VS Form 10-11 or any officially recognized federal/state EIA test chart, including certified photocopy and certified facsimile, or Certificate of Veterinary Inspection shall cause the document to be invalid and in violations of sections 267.010 to 267.730, RSMo, and may result in civil penalties not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per violation.
    6. Procedures for Handling Missouri EIA Positive Equidae.
      1. Upon notification of a positive EIA test from any accredited laboratory, the positive animal(s) will be permanently identified by microchip, quarantined, and isolated at least two hundred (200) yards from any other equidae.
      2. All equidae determined or believed to be exposed to the positive animal will be quarantined, permanently identified by microchip, and blood collected by a veterinarian employed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture or a veterinarian employed by USDA, APHIS-Veterinary Services or a licensed accredited deputy veterinarian acting under the direction of the state veterinarian for official EIA testing.
      3. The original reactor animal is to be tested a second time within thirty (30) days of the first positive test. The second sample will be drawn by state or federal regulatory personnel and will be submitted to a Department of Agriculture Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory. The owner may request that the sample be split and submit one (1) to a private accredited laboratory of their choice at their own expense. There will be no laboratory charge for retests of positive or exposed animals submitted to a Department of Agriculture Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory.
      4. Upon confirmation of positive status by a Department of Agriculture Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, the positive animal will be freeze-branded on the left side of the neck with an alphanumeric code that indicates the state of Missouri (by the number 43), EIA positive by (AP), the last digit of the year, followed by the positive EIA case number for that year. The freeze-brand will be a minimum of two inches (2") high and seven (7) characters long.
      5. The owner or a representative of the owner must decide within fifteen (15) days the disposition of the positive animal with the following options:
        1. Ship to an approved slaughter establishment on a VS Form 1-27 shipping permit issued by a veterinarian or animal health officer employed by the Department of Agriculture or a veterinarian or animal health technician employed by USDA, APHIS-Veterinary Services. Market veterinarians may issue a VS Form 1-27 shipping permit for positive animals going directly to slaughter from a licensed livestock market/sale;
        2. Euthanasia with a written statement from the attending veterinarian including date and disposition of the animal(s); or
        3. Permanently quarantined, with the owner agreeing to abide by all the stipulations required by signing an EIA Quarantine Affidavit (MO Form 350-1052).
      6. All other equidae owned/managed or leased will be placed under quarantine for sixty (60) days after removal of the last known positive animal. Two (2) negative EIA tests will be required to be released from quarantine. The first test at the time exposure was discovered and the second test sixty (60) days or more after the removal of the last known positive animal.
        1. All exposed animals will be permanently identified by electronic microchip.
        2. Blood samples will be drawn by a veterinarian or animal health officer employed by the Department of Agriculture or a veterinarian or an animal health technician employed by USDA, APHIS-Veterinary Services and submitted to a Department of Agriculture Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory (at no charge).
        3. Foals from EIA positive mares will acquire passive antibody to EIA in the colostrum and may test positive for more than six (6) months. In these cases, the foal will be quarantined for at least sixty (60) days after weaning or separation from all positive equids and up to one (1) year of age pending negative EIA test results. If the animal is still test-positive by one (1) year of age, it is considered infected and will be handled as such.
      7. Violation of quarantine by any person in possession of the positive animal(s) or exposed animal(s) or refusal to test or to allow microchip implanting will be in violation of section 267.603, RSMo, and may result in civil penalties not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation and penalties not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) for each day such person fails to cooperate as required.
    7. Brucellosis in Equidae. All equine showing signs of fistulous withers or poll evil will be tested for brucellosis. Samples must be submitted to the Cooperative State and Federal Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Jefferson City, Missouri. All positive animals will be shipped to slaughter on a VS Form 1-27 shipping permit or be placed under a special order of quarantine.

Sheep

  1. Sheep.
    1. All sheep (including exotic sheep and antelope), regardless of age or gender, exchanged, bartered, gifted, leased, or sold within Missouri must be free of symptoms of infectious or contagious diseases.
    2. All sheep (including exotic sheep and antelope), regardless of age or gender, must be individually identified by official scrapie identification as defined in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79, published annually in January, herein incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule, as published by the United States Superintendent of Documents, 732 N Capital Street NW, Washington, DC 20402-0001, phone: toll free (866) 512-1800, DC area (202) 512-1800, website: http://bookstore.gpo.gov, or any other means approved by the state veterinarian identifying them to the flock-of-origin. This rule does not incorporate any subsequent amendments or additions.
    3. No tests or Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required.
    4. All suspected or confirmed cases of scrapie must be reported immediately to the state veterinarian.
    5. All sheep (including exotic sheep and antelope) from a scrapie infected or source flock will be individually identified and quarantined. Official identification is required on any live scrapie-positive, suspect, or high-risk animal of any age and of any sexually intact exposed animal of more than one (1) year of age or any sexually intact exposed animal of less than one (1) year of age upon change of ownership (except for exposed animals moving in slaughter channels at less than one (1) year of age), whether or not the animal resides in a source or infected flock.
    6. Quarantine release will be issued according to Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79, published annually in January, herein incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule, as published by the United States Superintendent of Documents, 732 N Capital Street NW, Washington, DC 20402-0001, phone: toll free (866) 512-1800, DC area (202) 512-1800, website: http://bookstore.gpo.gov. This rule does not incorporate any subsequent amendments or additions.

Goats

  1. Goats (Including Exotic Goats).
    1. All goats (including exotic goats), regardless of age or gender, exchanged, bartered, gifted, leased, or sold within Missouri must be free of symptoms of infectious or contagious diseases.
    2. All goats (including exotic goats), regardless of age or gender, must be individually identified by official scrapie identification as defined in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79, published annually in January, herein incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule, as published by the United States Superintendent of Documents, 732 N Capital Street NW, Washington, DC 20402-0001, phone: toll free (866) 512-1800, DC area (202) 512-1800, website: http://bookstore.gpo.gov, or any other means approved by the state veterinarian identifying them to the herd-of-origin. This rule does not incorporate any subsequent amendments or additions.
    3. No tests or Certificate of Veterinary Inspections is required.
    4. All suspected or confirmed cases of scrapie must be reported immediately to the state veterinarian.
    5. All goats (including exotic goats) from a scrapie infected or source herd will be individually identified and quarantined. Official identification is required on any live scrapie-positive, suspect, or high-risk animal of any age and of any sexually intact exposed animal of more than one (1) year of age or any sexually intact exposed animal of less than one (1) year of age upon change of ownership (except for exposed animals moving in slaughter channels at less than one (1) year of age), whether or not the animal resides in a source or infected flock.
    6. Quarantine release will be issued according to the Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79, published annually in January, herein incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule, as published by the United States Superintendent of Documents, 732 N Capital Street NW, Washington, DC 20402-0001, phone: toll free (866) 512-1800, DC area (202) 512-1800, website: http://bookstore.gpo.gov. This rule does not incorporate any subsequent amendments or additions.

Cervids

  1. Captive Cervids.
    1. Captive cervids including but not limited to elk, elk-hybrids, red deer, roe deer, white-tailed deer, mule deer, sika deer, moose, reindeer, mutjac, and fallow deer exchanged, bartered, gifted, leased, or sold in Missouri must be individually identified by official eartag as defined in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 71, published by the United States Superintendent of Documents, 732 N Capital Street NW, Washington, DC 20402-0001, phone: toll free (866) 512-1800, DC area (202) 512-1800, website: http://bookstore.gpo.gov, legible tattoo, or any other means of permanent identification approved by the state veterinarian. This rule does not incorporate any subsequent amendments or additions.
    2. Brucellosis Requirements.
      1. All sexually intact animals six (6) months of age and older, not under quarantine and not affected with brucellosis must test negative for brucellosis within ninety (90) days prior to movement except—
        1. Brucellosis-free herd—captive cervids originating from certified brucellosis-free herd may move on herd status without additional testing provided the certified herd number and current test date is listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection; and
        2. Brucellosis-monitored herd—all sexually intact animals six (6) months of age and older must test negative for brucellosis within ninety (90) days prior to movement.
    3. Tuberculosis Requirements.
      1. Captive cervids, less than six (6) months of age, not known to be affected or exposed to tuberculosis and not in a status herd must have one (1) tuberculosis test, not less than ninety (90) days prior to movement, using the single cervical method. The negative test date must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Captive cervids must have been isolated from other captive cervids during the testing period.
      2. Captive cervids six (6) months of age and over not known to be affected with or exposed to tuberculosis and not in a status herd must have two (2) tuberculosis tests, not less than ninety (90) days apart, using the single cervical method. The second test must be within ninety (90) days prior to movement. Both negative tests dates must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Captive cervids must have been isolated from other captive cervids during the testing period.
      3. Movement from status herds.
        1. Accredited herd—captive cervids originating from accredited tuberculosis-free herds may move on the current herd number and test date.
        2. Qualified herd—captive cervids originating from a qualified herd must have one (1) negative tuberculosis test, using the single cervical method, within ninety (90) days prior to date of movement.
        3. Monitored herd—captive cervids originating from a monitored herd must have one (1) negative tuberculosis test, using the single cervical method, within ninety (90) days prior to the date of movement.
        4. Captive cervids less than twelve (12) months of age that originate from and were born in a qualified or monitored herd may be moved without further tuberculosis testing, provided that they have not been exposed to captive cervids from a lower status herd.
    4. Chronic Wasting Disease.
      1. All cervids over one (1) year of age must be enrolled in a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) program sponsored by the Department of Agriculture. Original anniversary date must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
      2. All suspected or confirmed cases of CWD must be reported to the state veterinarian.
      3. All captive cervids from infected or source herds will be quarantined.

Alpacas, Camels, Llamas

  1. Alpacas, Camels, and Llamas. No testing, identification, or Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required on alpacas, camels, and llamas exchanged, bartered, leased, relinquished, or sold within Missouri (excluding livestock markets).

Ratites

  1. Ratites. No testing, identification, or Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required on ratites (including but not limited to ostrich, rheas, and emus) exchanged, bartered, leased, relinquished, or sold within Missouri (excluding livestock markets).

Dogs and Cats

  1. Dogs and Cats.
    1. All dogs and cats exchanged, bartered, leased, relinquished, or sold within Missouri over four (4) months of age must be vaccinated by one (1) of the methods and within the time period published in the current Compendium of Animal Rabies Vaccines by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc., incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule, as published by the United States Superintendent of Documents, 732 N Capital Street NW, Washington DC 20402-0001, phone: toll free (866) 512-1800: DC area (202) 512-1800, website: http://bookstore.gpo.gov. This rule does not incorporate any subsequent amendments or additions.
    2. All dogs and cats must be eight (8) weeks of age to enter into commerce.

Others

  1. Miscellaneous and Exotic Animals. All exotic animals must be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection showing an individual listing of the common name(s) of the animal(s) and appropriate descriptions of animal(s) such as sex, age, weight, coloration, and permanent identification.
    1. Elephants (Asiatic, African) must be tested negative for tuberculosis within one (1) year prior to movement.
    2. Animals moving between publicly-owned American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA)-accredited zoos are exempt from the requirement through this regulation except cervids moving between publicly-owned Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoos must meet the chronic wasting disease monitoring requirements as outlined in subsection (6)(D).

If you have any questions about the movement of livestock within the State of Missouri, please call the Division of Animal Health at (573) 751-4359.