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Sanitary Requirements for Export of Sheep or Goats for Feeding from Canada to the U.S.
HA 2186 (Amended 2023-06-20)

  1. The animals were born in the United States or Canada or were legally imported into Canada and have been under no movement restrictionsFootnote (1) within Canada or the United States for at least 60 days (or 90 days if from a region not considered free of foot and mouth disease by the United States Department of Agriculture and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)) prior to importation into the United States.
  2. The country, region or zone of CanadaFootnote * from which the animals originate and are exported, is officially free, in livestock, without vaccination, from the following contagious diseases:
    • 2.1 foot-and-mouth disease;
    • 2.2 surra;
    • 2.3 contagious pleuropneumonia
  3. With regard to Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) (that is scrapie):
    • 3.1 TSEs in sheep and goats are compulsorily notifiable to the national veterinary authority of Canada.
    • 3.2 An effective classical scrapie awareness, surveillance, monitoring, and control system is in place.
    • 3.3 TSE-affected sheep and goats are killed and completely destroyed.
    • 3.4 The sheep and goats selected for export showed no clinical signs of scrapie or other infectious disease on the day of shipment and are fit for travel.
    • 3.5 The sheep and goats have not tested positive for, and are not suspect for, a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.
    • 3.6 The animals' movement is not restricted within Canada due to animal health reasons and
    • 3.7 The date determined by APHIS a ruminant-to-ruminant feed ban was effectively enforced for the whole country was March 1,1999.
  4. The female sheep and goats listed in this certificate are:
    • 4.1 not known to be pregnant; and
    • 4.2 are not visibly pregnant; and
    • 4.3 have not been exposed to a sexually intact male over 5 months of age, nor to a sexually intact male within 5 months of shipment
  5. Each animal is identified with official identification and this number is recorded on the health the certificate.
  6. Each animal has eitherFootnote (2):
    • 6.1 a "CAN" tattoo in the left ear or tail web, or a "C" brand; or
    • 6.2 the importing designated feedlot has been approved by APHIS to accept animals that have not been "C" branded or "CAN" tattooed prior to export. (Strike out and initial inapplicable)
  7. The accredited veterinarian has inspected the sheep and goats for export, and their flock of residence within 30 days of export and found them free from infectious and contagious disease.
  8. The animals for export have continually resided since birth in a brucellosis and tuberculosis free province or territory or in a brucellosis or tuberculosis free herd.
  9. After due inquiry, the accredited veterinarian has determined to the best of their ability that the sheep or goats have not been exposed to any infectious or contagious disease during the 60 days immediately preceding shipment to the United States.


This certificate is valid for 30 days after the date of inspection by the accredited veterinarian.

Based upon information provided by the exporter, the animals will be transported by truck along the following route (include the port of embarkation in Canada.

Agent or owner and/or exporter's declaration

  1. All sheep/goats included in this shipment have undergone an inspection and meet all the requirements of the USDA for the importation from Canada of sheep/goats for feeding.
  2. All sheep/goats in this shipment were presented to an accredited veterinarian for identification and inspection.
  3. All sheep/goats in this shipment are officially identified with an approved eartag borne by the sheep/goats at the time of loading.
  4. This load of animals will be sent to the U.S. border immediately after the sealing of the truck by the accredited veterinarian or his technician.
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