Use this page as a resource of helpful links to Missouri laws and regulations specifically related to animals & livestock.

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Livestock Import Regulations

Permits are required to import some animals to Missouri. If you have questions about the animals you are importing to Missouri, or need a permit, please call 573-751-3377.

The livestock import permit office can provide specific information on all of the entry requirements for any animal species, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Central Standard Time.

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For further information on requirements, contact the Division of Animal Health at (573) 751-3377.

Missouri Exhibition and Livestock Transport Requirements

MDA recommends you check with exhibition leadership, as some exhibitions may have more stringent requirements.

Exhibition Rule Change Resources

Enforcement Citation Powers

Under the Diseased Animal Law, the department has the authority to enter any premises, barns, stables, sheds, vehicles, or other places to check for livestock disease or animal health violations. If a violation is discovered, a citation can be issued. An alleged violator found guilty of violating animal health laws is subject to civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation. Potential violations include failure to secure required tests on animals, failure to secure a health certificate, alteration of official documents, removal of or tampering with official animal identification, etc.

For further information, contact the Division of Animal Health at (573) 751-3377 or e-mail

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