During an outbreak, movement permits will be issued by Regulatory Officials based on the risk posed by that item. Moving animals from premises in a Control Area is not without risk of disease spread to livestock via the truck, driver, and animals. Planning for times of no animal movement at the beginning of an outbreak is important for business continuity. Read the Contingency Planning for Producers Prior to an FMD Outbreak to learn more.
Regulatory Officials will determine and communicate the exact permit requirements for sheep, semen, and embryos. Producers should be prepared to meet the requirements prior to requesting a permit.
General permit guidance is included below and in the SSWS Plan.