New Jersey


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216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
201–262–3771 ext. 114

Regional Information

The selenium levels in the soil in New Jersey are low. New Jersey breeders should supplement goats with selenium.

State Regulations

To import breeding goats into New Jersey,

A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required. This includes a statement that the examining veterinarian had personally inspected the animals described and found them free from visible symptoms of infectious, contagious, or communicable disease or known exposure thereto within thirty (30) days of shipment.

You'll need Scrapies ID (it's not really clear from the regs whether you need a scrapies tag or whether tattoo accompanied by registration papers are OK too.)

Tuberculosis: All goats to be imported shall be negative to an official tuberculosis test within 60 days prior to entry. Goats to be imported that originate from an accredited-free state or zone or from an accredited herd shall be exempt from testing.

Brucellosis: All goats to be imported four months of age or over shall be negative to an official brucellosis test within 30 days prior to entry, or receive a permit from the NJDA. Wethers shall be exempt from brucellosis testing.

For more information on current regulations please contact:
Director, Division of Animal Health
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Telephone: 609-292-3965
Fax: 609-777-8395

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