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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

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The following is a summary of Indiana's animal health laws governing the transportation of poultry into Indiana. The transportation laws may be found at 345 IAC 1-3. For additional information, contact the Indiana State Board of Animal Health at (317) 544-2400 or click here to submit an e-mail inquiry.

"Poultry" means domesticated fowl, including the following:
(A) Chickens.
(B) Turkeys.
(C) Ostriches.
(D) Emus.
(E) Rheas.
(F) Cassowaries.
(G) Waterfowl.-"Waterfowl" means domesticated fowl that normally swim, such as ducks and geese.
(H) Game birds.-"Game birds" means domesticated fowl such as pheasants, partridge, quail, grouse, and guineas.
The term does not include doves and pigeons.

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection: One of the following is required.

  1. The appropriate National Poultry Improvement Plan inspection/testing/participation certificate or record.
  2. An official certificate of veterinary inspection that is completed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian within the thirty (30) days immediately prior to the animal entering Indiana.

Entry Permit: Not required.

Other Requirements: No person may transport into Indiana poultry, including hatching eggs, unless one of the following is met:

  1. The flock or hatchery of origin is participating in the National Poultry Improvement Plan for the eradication of pullorum-typhoid and mycoplasma gallisepticum in turkeys.
  2. Each of the birds has tested negative for pullorum-typhoid, and if a turkey, tested negative for mycoplasma gallisepticum, within the thirty (30) days immediately prior to entering Indiana.

Exhibition: If the animal is to be entered in a livestock exhibition in Indiana, see also the Indiana Exhibition Requirements.