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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

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Entry Requirements: Other Ruminants

The following is a summary of Indiana's animal health laws governing the transportation of other ruminants, such as llamas and alpacas, into Indiana.  The transportation laws may be found at 345 IAC 1-3.  For additional information, contact the Indiana State Board of Animal Health Cattle and Ruminant Division at (317) 544-2393 or click here to submit and e-mail inquiry. 

Animal Identification:

Required.  All animals regardless of purpose or ultimate destination must be identified with an official ID, such as tattoo or microchip, and the numbers must be on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. 

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection:

Required.  Must be completed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian within the 30 days immediately prior to the animal entering Indiana. Although a certificate of veterinary inspection is not required for animals consigned for immediate slaughter or delivered directly to a slaughter establishment, the animals must be individually identified with the Identification record on the CVI. Shipments of slaughter animals must be accompanied by a shipping manifest of bill of lading that documents the movement.

Entry Permit:

Not required. 


No tests are required for entry into the state of Indiana.  Some exhibitions may require specific tests, so check with the exhibition for possible testing requirements. 


If the animal is to be entered in a livestock exhibition in Indiana, see also the Indiana exhibition requirements. Exhibition Requirements.

Contact the Cattle and Ruminant Division for more information.