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Policy #18: Health Certificate for Dogs, Cats, and Nonhuman Primates
Issue Date: March 25, 2011
AWA Sections 2132 and 2143(f)—Veterinary Certificate
9 CFR, Part 2, Section 2.78
Replaces letter dated March 6, 1992, and policy dated April 14, 1997.
Provides guidance for intrastate transport.
A health certificate issued within 10 days of shipment must accompany any dog, cat, or nonhuman primate that is transported in commerce by a licensee or registrant. Regulated dogs, cats, and nonhuman primates transported intrastate by commercial carrier, transported interstate, or in foreign commerce, are required to have properly executed health certificates. However, dogs, cats, and nonhuman primates transported within the State and in the licensee’s/registrant’s private vehicle may be transported without a health certificate.