Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 Division of Animal Industry
Dr. David Smith , Director, (518) 457-3502

Division of Animal Industry Field Employees

Animal Disease Reporting

For Veterinarians and Technicians

Animal Disease Traceability

New York State Laws on Animal Issues

Import/Export In New York State

Emergency Import Regulations:

High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
State: ALL
Date Effective: May 14, 2015

All poultry (which includes domesticated fowl including chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, guinea fowl and game birds) moved into New York require a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or a USDA VS Form 9-3 and must be:
1) From a source flock in which 30 birds were tested negative for avian influenza within ten days prior to entry into New York State; OR
2) From a source flock that has been certified by the State of Origin as an Avian Influenza Monitored Flock; OR
3) From an NPIP U.S. H5/H7 Avian Influenza Clean or NPIP U.S. Avian Influenza Clean Flock

All hatching eggs and day-old chicks imported into New York must be from an NPIP U.S. H5/H7 Avian Influenza Clean flock or NPIP U.S. Avian Influenza Clean Flock.

Emergency Export Regulations:

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)
Exporting State: All US States, including New York
Date Effective: Immediately
Importing Country: Canada

The following statement needs to be written on an international certificate of veterinary inspection (ICVI) for all animals susceptible to VSV for entry into Canada:

"All states in which the animal(s) have resided in the past twenty-one (21) days were free from clinical and epidemiological evidence of vesicular stomatitis during the twenty-one (21) days immediately prior to export to Canada."

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