[ SHOWGSD-L ] And yet more on State Health Certs....

  • From: Stormy Hope <Stormy435@xxxxxxx>
  • To: german shepherd <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 08:58:02 -0700

by permission:

Although not required by Texas law, most airlines require a health  
certificate
issued by a veterinarian within seven to ten days prior to travel.  
Check with
your airline for their exact requirements. To enter Texas and be in  
accordance
with its state law, all dogs and cats three months of age or older  
must be
vaccinated against rabies and be accompanied by a rabies vaccination
certificate dated and signed by the veterinarian who administered the
immunizations. Veterinarians in Texas are restricted to using vaccines
approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA);  
however, for
entry purposes only, dogs and cats traveling into the state may be  
inoculated
against rabies with killed, modified live, or recombinant vaccine.  
Once in
Texas, if a USDA-approved vaccine was not used, compliance must be  
achieved.
For entry into Texas, the following criteria must be met:
- at the time of vaccination, the animal was at least the minimum age
prescribed for the vaccine; and
- the vaccination was given not more than 12 or 36 months (depending  
on the
vaccine used) prior to travel.
If the animal is a dog that is arriving from another country and is  
less than
three months of age, the U.S. Public Health Service requires that it be
confined at home until it reaches three months of age, at which time the
animal must be vaccinated against rabies and confined for an  
additional 30
days. Regardless of the animal's age, if the initial vaccination was  
given
less than 30 days prior to arrival in the U.S., the animal will be  
required to
be confined for the balance of the 30 days. Confinement restrictions  
may not
apply to animals that have been in a rabies free area for at least six  
months
prior to arrival or since birth. The Division of Quarantine of the  
U.S. Public
Health Service may be contacted at (404) 639-8107 or
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/animal.htm for additional information.
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New York http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/AI/Part65.pdf
§ 65.5 Dogs or cats exempt from the health certificate requirement.
Dogs or cats passing through the State of New York to points beyond,  
dogs or
cats
which are brought into the State of New York for temporary residence for
purposes of
exhibition, and dogs or cats which enter the State of New York for  
delivery
to
research institutions, dealers or other persons registered or licensed  
and
regulated by
the United States Department of Agriculture pursuant to the provisions  
of U.S.
Public
Law 89-544, as amended, are exempt from the provisions of this Part,  
provided
that
such dogs or cats are at all times properly restrained and under the  
immediate
control
of the owner or custodian; that such dogs or cats are accompanied with  
proof
of
proper immunization against rabies: and that those dogs or cats  
entering the
State of
New York pursuant to U.S. Public Law 89-544, as amended, remain  
subject to
its
provisions..
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http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_import/animal_imports_states.shtml

Checking a few states I plan to travel to, it looks like a HC is  
required if
the animal is being brought in for sale or exchange.
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