CERVIDAE


(Deer, Elk, Reindeer, Caribou, Moose, Red Deer and other Related Species)



Identification

All animals shall be individually identified with an approved tag, microchip or tattoo. Elk are required to have two official/approved unique identifiers.

Illinois Cervidae
    Chronic Wasting Disease
      For cervidae changing ownership or moving within the State, the owner must obtain a permit issued by the Department prior to movement and the cervid must originate from a herd that is enrolled in the Certified Monitored Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Program or the Contained Monitored Chronic Wasting Disease Program. The permit shall be obtained no more than 72 hours in advance of the movement of the cervids by providing the following information:
        A) Name and complete mailing address of person exhibiting the cervids;
        B) Certified Monitored Chronic Wasting Disease or Contained Monitored Chronic Wasting Disease Herd number;
        C) Name and complete mailing address of location where the animals will be exhibited;
        D) Number of animals and unique identification of the animals.

    Tuberculosis

    Illinois is an Accredited Tuberculosis-Free State. Tuberculin test is not required for Illinois cervidae.

    Out-of-State Cervidae

      Chronic Wasting Disease
        1. All cervidae entering Illinois must be in compliance with the Illinois Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 5]. For more information, contact the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at 217/782-6384.
        2. All cervidae entering Illinois must be accompanied by a permit from the Department and a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that:
          a. has been issued by an accredited veterinarian of the state of origin or a veterinarian in the employ of the United States Department of Agriculture;
          b. is approved by the Animal Health Official of the state of origin;
          c. shows that the cervidae are free from visible evidence of any contagious, infectious or communicable disease or exposure thereto, do not originate from a CWD endemic area (any county and surrounding counties where CWD has been diagnosed in the past five years);
          d. shows that the cervidae are not originating from a herd under quarantine for any contagious, infectious or communicable disease;
          e. shows that the animals originate from a herd that has been monitored for at least 5 years under a state-approved CWD certification program.
        3. A permit number can be obtained by calling (217) 782-4944. Applicant for permit shall furnish the following information to the Department:
          a. Name and post office mailing address of Illinois destination;
          b. Name and post office mailing address of the consignor and/or source herds;
          c. Name and post office mailing address of the herd veterinarian;
          d. Number and unique identification of cervidae in shipment.

      Brucellosis

      Cervidae six (6) months of age and older must have a negative brucellosis card or PCFIA test within sixty (60) days prior to entry.
      Tuberculosis

        1. Accredited Tuberculosis Free States All cervidae twelve (12) months of age and over shall be negative to two (2) single cervical test for bovine TB no less than ninety (90) days apart with the second test conducted within ninety (90) days prior to entry. These animals shall be isolated from all other members of the herd during the testing period unless they originate from an accredited, qualified or monitored herd.
          A. Cervidae from an accredited herd may be moved into Illinois without further TB testing provided that a certificate stating that such cervids originated from an accredited herd accompanies them.
          B. Cervidae originating from qualified or monitored herds may enter with a negative test within ninety (90) days prior to entry and a certificate stating that the animals originate from a monitored herd.
        2. Non-Accredited Tuberculosis Free Areas or States (Not TB Free)
          A. All cervidae shall originate from a herd where a complete herd test was conducted within the past year.
          B. The individual animals entering Illinois must be negative to two (2) additional tuberculin tests conducted within 180 and 30 days prior to entry or exhibition.