|State Regulations for New Mexico|
New Mexico Livestock Board
*** GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ***
Health Certificate Requirements:
An official health certificate is required for all animals entering the state (see individual species listing for details).
Relation to Federal Requirements:
Obtain a permit by telephoning (505) 841-6161 from the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or (800) 468-6884 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mountain Time, evenings and weekends.
Failure to obtain a prior entry permit constitutes a violation of the New Mexico permit law and the shipper is subject to prosecution.
A.) All Classes of States
Cattle originating from any Brucellosis Certified Free herd may enter New Mexico provided the following information is recorded on the official health certificate or brand certificate from a brand state IF ALL ONE BRAND:
B.) Brucellosis Free States
All cattle must meet Federal Interstate Regulation requirements for Class Free States in addition to New Mexico requirement. Health certificate or a brand inspection certificate from a brand state IF ALL ONE BRAND.
C.) Class A States
All females and bulls over 18 months of age must be tested and negative within 30 days prior to entry into New Mexico. All heifers presented in their third trimester if pregnant must be tested regardless of age or vaccination status.
All cattle must meet Federal Interstate Regulation requirements for Class A states in addition to New Mexico requirements.
E.) Commuter Cattle
A.) All import dairy cattle (except steers and spayed heifers) 12 months of age and older must have a negative Tuberculin test within 30 days prior to entry regardless of the status of the state of origin or herd of origin. (We do not recognize TB Free Herds or states.)
B.) Canada - All cattle over 12 months of age imported from Canada must have a negative TB test within 30 days prior to entry with the test results faxed directly to the New Mexico Livestock Board (505) 841-6160.
C.) Michigan - Special Regulation
All cattle, beef and dairy, regardless of age must have a negative TB AND must be quarantined upon arrival in New Mexico and will not be released until a negative Tuberculosis test is completed 60 - 90 days after entry.
Import requirements will vary. Specifics will be given at time request for entry permit is made.
Dairy cattle going directly from the farm to auction at Portales Livestock or Pecos Valley Dairy, can be T.B. tested and bled upon arrival.
***HORSES, AND OTHER EQUIDAE***
All horses, mules, etc., need a negative Coggins test within 1 year of the event. Bulls need a negative Brucellosis test within 1 year of the event. All animals need a health certificate within 30 days and prior entry permit. All stock entering a rodeo grounds for rodeos and roping are subject to import inspection, the same as any imports.
All swine must be accompanied by an approved certificate of veterinary inspection, showing individual identification; and must originate from a herd or area not under quarantine. All swine must have a prior entry permit from the New Mexico Livestock Board. All certificates must certify that the swine have not been fed raw garbage.
All swine must be identified with an official ear notch (1-3-9-27-81 system), metal, or plastic tag; these are the only acceptable means of inspection. Swine consigned direct to Specifically Approved Feedyards (Quarantined feeding facilities) or recognized slaughter establishments are not required to meet the Individual Identification requirements.
2000 NEW MEXICO 4-H AND FFA SHOW SWINE REQUIREMENTS
All exhibition swine must have a New Mexico Livestock Board Form S-1 prior to entering any show. To obtain a Form S-1 the following must be met:
Please call our office for an import number prior to entering New Mexico with pigs from out-of- state. For Form S-1 contact your local inspector just like last year.
Please Note: Swine from a Stage IV State only have to test twice, the first test prior to arrival into New Mexico and second test again within 30-45 days after arrival into New Mexico. This 2nd test must be completed prior to having a NM Livestock Inspector issue a S-1 Form.
***NO TEST PIGS ALLOWED FROM***
Texas, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa,
Any Other "CLASS I, II, OR III STATE
All health papers on out-of-state pigs shall include the statement that there has been no commingling of qualified free swine with swine from sources not qualified.
All pigs at the sale must be from validated free and qualified free herds AND NO COMMINGLING AT SALES.
Any Breeding Swine must meet the following requirements.
All swine (feeders and breeders) from qualified or validated herds must show date of last test and herd certification number on health certificates.
Feeder Swine must meet the following requirements for pseudorabies to enter New Mexico.
All swine regardless of age (except those from a Swine Brucellosis Free State), must prove negative to a brucellosis test conducted within 30 days; or originate from a brucellosis validated herd, date of last test and herd certificate number to indicated on the approved certificate of veterinary inspection.
Prior entry permit and official health certificate required with the following information listed:
All sheep entering New Mexico except commuter sheep and slaughter sheep must have the following statement signed by the owner, owners operation or agent from the state of origin on the Health Certificate:
“The sheep on this certificate originate from a flock in which scrapie has not been diagnosed in the last five years and has not been identified as a trace or source flock and there is no evidence of exposure to scrapie.”
In addition Medium Wool or crossbred breeding sheep must be individually identified with an eartag or tattoo (paint brands are not acceptable) and the ID written on the health certificate.
Prior entry permit and official health certificate required.
Dairy Goats: All goats 6 months of age or older, must prove negative to a brucellosis and Tuberculin test conducted within 30 days prior to entry and health certificate.
***POULTRY AND HATCHING EGGS***
A.) Poultry - General
Must have an official health certificate issued within 10 days or VS form 9-2, indicating flock is actively enrolled in NPIP program
Health certificate must state:
B.) Poultry - 4 months of age or younger & hatching eggs
No health certificate if from NPIP or equivalent hatchery. Must have VS Form 9-3 or USDA Form 17-6.
C.) Exhibition Poultry
***CAMELS, LLAMAS, ALPACAS and VICUNAS***
***ZOO, FUR-BEARING, AND OTHER WILD ANIMALS***
A PRIOR PERMIT IS REQUIRED FROM THE New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Villagra Building, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503. Telephone: (505) 827-7897. A negative Coggins test is required on Zebras, within 12 months.
Deer, elk, antelope and buffalo (bison) must have a negative test for brucellosis and tuberculosis within thirty (30) days of entry. Permit and health certificate must accompany shipment.
Health certificate showing rabies vaccination within 12 months of entry for dogs 3 months of age or older.
Health certificate showing rabies vaccination within 12 months of entry for cats 3 months of age or older.
***SEMEN AND FROZEN EMBRYOS***
***BIOLOGICS, MICROORGANISMS, AND PARASITES***
***IMPORTATION OF RATITES***
Ratites (Ostriches, Rheas, Emus, Cassowaries and Kiwis) imported into New Mexico must have: