(1) No livestock that are affected with or
that have been known to be exposed to any infectious, contagious, or
communicable disease, shall be shipped or in any manner moved or transported
into Oregon except as authorized in following sections.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this
rule, all livestock transported or moved in any manner into Oregon are required
to obtain an import permit from the Department before entry. The permit number
shall be recorded on the grazing permit or Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
document, and be in the possession of the driver of the vehicle or person in
charge of the animals.
(a) At the time an import permit is
requested, the Department may require that a Certificate of Veterinary
Inspection or Grazing Permit be obtained at the point of origin and shall
accompany the applicable livestock into Oregon.
(b) The State Veterinarian may allow any
livestock import requirements to be completed at the first point of destination
within this state, on a case-by case basis, if it is determined by the State
Veterinarian, that such action will not create a disease hazard to the
livestock of this state;
(4) No livestock may be imported into Oregon
that are specifically prohibited from interstate movement by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
following are exempted from the requirement to obtain an Oregon import permit:
(a) Animals being moved or transported
directly (without diversion) to a licensed Oregon slaughtering establishment.
Animals consigned for slaughter and received in such slaughtering
establishments may not be released from such establishments except by special
permission from the State Veterinarian;
(b) Livestock originating in other states and
shipped to a state-federal approved livestock auction market in Oregon. Such
livestock shall be required to comply with all other applicable administrative
rules for import into Oregon;
Livestock being transported through the state without interruption, other than
stops for feed, water and rest;
Any resident animal leaving and returning to Oregon within 30 days;
(e) Dogs, cats, reptiles, and
non-poultry birds traveling interstate in a family vehicle as part of that
(f) Livestock for
which the Department has on file in its database a valid electronic Certificate
of Veterinary Inspection, bearing the seal of approval from the National
Assembly of State Animal Health Officials, demonstrating that such livestock
have met all other applicable importation requirements.
All livestock imported into Oregon must
meet the United State Department of Agriculture Animal Disease Traceability
standards as specified by 9 CFR Part 86
(7) Requirements for the exhibition of
livestock shall comply with the directives of the Department for that specific
(a) Canadian cattle imported into Oregon must
be born after 1999, individually identified by an official Canadian ear tag,
applied before the animal's arrival at the port of entry into the United
States, that is traceable to the premises of Canadian origin of the animal and
be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
(b) Canadian cattle imported into Oregon must
have a properly applied hot iron CAN brand or tattoo. The CAN brand must be
easily visible on the live animal and on the carcass before skinning. The CAN
brand must be not less than 2 inches nor more than 4 inches high, and must be
applied to each animal's right hip, high on the tail-head (over the junction of
the sacral and first cocygeal vertebrae). If a tattoo is used it must identify
the exporting country with the CAN letters applied to the inside of the left
(9) Livestock being
transported or moved, in any manner, into Oregon without an import permit and a
Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or grazing permit, when required, shall be
held in quarantine at the owner's risk and expense until released by the
Department. This section shall not be construed as a waiver of enforcing the
provisions of ORS
596.990 for violation
of regulations relating to importation of livestock.
Or. Admin. R.
AD 890(20-68), f. 10-28-68,
ef. 11-1-68; AD 1047(37-74), f. 9-20-74, ef. 10-11-74; AD 9-1977, f. & ef.
4-6-77; AD 7-1981, f. & ef. 5-13-81; AD 3-1984, f. & ef. 1-20-84; DOA
1-2000, f. & cert. ef. 1-4-00; DOA 18-2007(Temp), f. 11-9-07, cert. ef.
11-15-07 thru 5-10-08; Administrative correction 5-20-08; DOA 17-2008, f. &
cert. ef. 7-15-08; DOA 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-6-11;
8-2017, f. & cert. ef.
12-2020, amend filed 07/20/2020, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 561 & 596
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS