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GoatsImportation and testing requirements.

Import health requirements.
(1) All goats entering Washington state must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection. The certificate of veterinary inspection must state that the goats are free from clinical signs or known exposure to any infectious or communicable disease including, but not limited to, footrot, sore mouth, and caseous lymphadenitis.
(2) Female dairy goats six months of age or older must test negative for brucellosis and tuberculosis within thirty days before they enter Washington state.
(3) Sexually intact goats must have official individual identification.
Exemption to import health requirements.
(4) Dairy goats entering Washington for show or exhibition purposes and returning to their home state are exempt from testing requirements. A certificate of veterinary inspection is required.
(5) Goats entering Washington state for immediate slaughter at a USDA inspected slaughter facility are exempt from the certificate of veterinary inspection and testing requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 15-02-025, § 16-54-090, filed 12/30/14, effective 1/30/15. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-13-153, § 16-54-090, filed 6/23/10, effective 7/24/10; WSR 07-14-056, § 16-54-090, filed 6/28/07, effective 7/29/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040 and 16.36.096. WSR 92-21-039, § 16-54-090, filed 10/15/92, effective 11/15/92; Order 1172, § 16-54-090, filed 12/15/70; Order 1024, Regulation 9, filed 7/22/66, effective 8/22/66; Order 957, filed 8/31/64; Order 915, filed 4/1/63; Order 856, effective 7/19/61; Order 837, filed 4/14/61; Order 818, filed 1/20/61; Order 756, filed 3/22/60.]
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