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The following is a summary of Indiana's animal health laws governing the transportation of swine into Indiana. Indiana's swine identification, movement, and testing laws can be viewed in more detail in 345 IAC 1-2, 345 IAC 1-3-11, and 345 IAC 3. For additional information, contact the Indiana State Board of Animal Health Swine Division at (317) 544-2381 or toll free at (877)747-3038, or click here to submit an e-mail inquiry.
Official identification is required for all swine and must be applied at the earliest of the following:
The following forms of official identification are accepted by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health:
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, many major U.S. pork packers and processors will require a USDA-approved, official premises identification number (PIN) swine tag on all breeding swine they purchase.
PIN tags are applied to breeding stock prior to going to slaughter as a means to do a post-slaughter trace. Tags are considered official ID, and must not be removed at any point in the life of the animal. Application of the PIN tags is the responsibility of the producer. The number on the tag coincides with the premises ID number of the farm the sow or boar was on prior to harvest. In Indiana, the premID number is issued by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health.
Packers/processors that have announced a PIN tag requirement in all breeding swine include: Johnsonville, Hillshire Brands, Calihan Pork Processors, Bob Evans Farms, Wampler's Farm Sausage, Pine Ridge Farms, Pioneer Packing Co., Pork King Packing, and Abbyland Pork Pack.
Updated Dec. 3, 2014 Swine PIN Tags Animal Health Advisory
CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION
A CVI is required for entry into Indiana for all swine, both domestic and wild, with the following exceptions:
The CVI must be issued by a licensed and accredited veterinarian within the 30 days immediately prior to the date of the animal entering Indiana. Identification of animal(s) must be on the CVI.
A pre-entry permit is required for all swine that require a certificate of veterinary inspection. A permit must be obtained prior to transporting the animals into Indiana. Permits for swine may be obtained at any time by visiting www.in.gov/boah/2661.htm, or Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Eastern), with the exception of state holidays, by calling (317) 544-2381, or toll free at (877)747-3038.
NOTE: Feral swine and swine that originate from a herd that has been fed garbage (as defined in 345 IAC 1-2.1-1) may NOT be transported into Indiana.
Currently, no brucellosis testing is required for animals originating from anywhere within the United States. If you are planning to import swine to Indiana from an area that is not designated brucellosis-free under the national brucellosis eradication program, contact BOAH at 317-544-2400, or toll free at 877-747-3038, for testing requirements.
Currently, no pseudorabies testing is required for animals originating from anywhere within the United States. No animal that has tested positive for pseudorabies may enter Indiana. No animal that originates from a herd that is quarantined for pseudorabies may enter Indiana. No animal that has been vaccinated for pseudorabies may enter Indiana.
If you are planning to import swine to Indiana from an area that is not designated Stage IV or Stage V under the national Pseudorabies eradication program, contact BOAH at 317-544-2400, or toll free at 877-747-3038, for testing requirements.
If the animal is to be entered in a livestock exhibition in Indiana, see also the Indiana exhibition requirements. Exhibition Requirements.