Animal Movement Requirements

Please check the below requirements before you move animals into and out of Maryland.

Final Federal Rule Issued: Animals Moving Interstate are Required to have Official Identification​

The federal government issued final regulations in January 2013 that now require most animals moving interstate (unless going directly to slaughter) to have official identification. States are required by this rule to implement and oversee individual official animal identification for animals moving in interstate commerce.

General information about animal disease traceability, the final rule and a summary of the requirements can be found at the USDA website posted below:

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