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Wisconsin adopts new swine movement rules

Source: American Association Swine Veterinarians
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will enact new rules requiring swine entering or moving within Wisconsin to originate from a herd that has been tested for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and swine enteric coronavirus disease within 90 days. If they are negative, the test results would need to be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. If the results are positive, the producer would need to obtain an import permit from the department. The swine would be quarantined after arrival until a herd plan is written by the herd veterinarian and approved by the department. The new rule begins Feb. 1.

The previous rule requires, with some exceptions, that swine imported to Wisconsin be accompanied by a valid certificate of veterinary inspection. Sometimes an import permit is also required. One of those exceptions includes commercial swine imported directly to a federally approved livestock marketing facility. The proposed rule no longer allows for that particular exception from getting a CVI or import permit unless all the swine on the market premises the day of the sale are shipped directly to slaughter. The previous rule requires CVIs to include a statement disclosing the PRRS and porcine epidemic diarrhea status of an imported swine’s herd of origin, if known.

The new rule replaces the statement with the following requirements.

For commercial swine, both of the following:

1. A report of a negative PRRS and SECD test from the swine’s herd of origin conducted within 90 days prior to movement into Wisconsin.
2. A statement from the veterinarian that there are no clinical signs of PRRS and SECD at the time of inspection.

For commercial swine purchased or obtained from a commingled auction, sale or exhibition, all of the following:

1. A report of a negative PRRS and SECD test from the swine’s herd of origin conducted within 90 days prior to movement into Wisconsin.
2. A statement from the event’s veterinarian that all the swine commingled at the auction, sale, or exhibition had a negative PRRS and SECD test from their respective herds of origin conducted within 90 days prior to movement to the auction, sale or exhibition.
3. A statement from the event’s veterinarian that there are no clinical signs of the PRRS and SECD at the time of inspection.

For commercial swine imported directly to a federally approved livestock marketing facility, all of the following:

1. A report of a negative PRRS and SECD test from the swine’s herd of origin conducted within 90 days prior to movement into Wisconsin.
2. A statement from the marketing facility’s veterinarian that there are no clinical signs of the PRRS

The above PRRS and SECD import requirements do not apply to  

• Swine imported directly to a slaughtering establishment for slaughter, commercial swine imported directly to a veterinary facility for treatment, provided that the swine is returned to its state of origin immediately following treatment and there is no change of ownership.

• Commercial swine returning directly to its place of origin in this state following treatment in a veterinary facility outside this state provided that the swine was shipped directly to the veterinary facility and there was no change of ownership.

• Commercial swine returning directly to its place of origin in this state following treatment in a veterinary facility outside this state provided that the swine was shipped directly to the veterinary facility and there was no change of ownership

Swine that don’t meet these requirements can enter Wisconsin with a CVI and import permit from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. However, they will be quarantined until a Wisconsin veterinarian has developed a herd plan addressing testing and biosecurity, and DATCP has approved the plan.

If the swine go directly to slaughter or to a veterinary clinic for treatment, or if they are returning from an out-of-state veterinary clinic, they do not need to be tested. Exhibitors who move swine into and out of the state for fairs or other exhibitions must notify DATCP. If their animals are potentially exposed to swine from positive herds at the events, they will be quarantined on return until they have a herd plan approved. They can get a herd plan approved before leaving the state, which may avoid a quarantine.

Swine moving within Wisconsin must now also test negative for PRRS and SECD within 90 days of movement, unless they’re going to slaughter, either directly or after a terminal fair or show. 

For more complete details, visit https://datcp.wi.gov and search “swine movement.”

For complete details, read the entire rules here.

Souce: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 

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