We no longer have SCI goats in Florida. The Plimoth Plantation goats in Disneyworld passed away.

Regional Information

The selenium levels in the soil in Floida are low. Florida breeders should supplement goats with selenium.

State Regulations

To enter into Florida:

All goats must be officially individually identified with Scrapies tags.

All goats must be accompanied by an Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, sometimes called the health certificate. The scrapie tag numbers and the statement that "each animal is free of clinical signs of contagious footrot, chlamydial keratoconjunctivitis (pink eye), contagious ecthyma (Orf) and scabies" must be listed on the Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

Only Dairy goats imported into Florida require brucellosis and TB testing. Those testing requirements are:

Goats over 6 months of age must originate from an Accredited TB-Free Herd or test negative on a TB test within 90 days prior to importation.
Goats over 6 months of age must originate from a Certified Brucellosis-Free Herd or test negative to a brucellosis test within 90 days prior to importation.

No prior permission number is required for entry into Florida. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact:

Mike Short, D.V.M.
Equine Program Manager
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Animal Industry
Office: 850–410–0901

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