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State agency suspends some livestock evacuation requirements ahead of Hurricane Irma

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As Hurricane Irma approaches the United States, Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health has temporarily suspended some of the requirements for the interstate movement of animals in order to accommodate evacuations (Source: Clemson University) As Hurricane Irma approaches the United States, Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health has temporarily suspended some of the requirements for the interstate movement of animals in order to accommodate evacuations (Source: Clemson University)
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Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health which oversees animal health issues in the state has issued an order suspending some requirements for interstate transport of animals as South Carolina braces for possible impacts from Hurricane Irma.

The order remains in effect until the end of September and allows owners of large animals such as horses, cattle, swine and goats, to speed up evacuations ahead of the storm.

“Due to potential emergency conditions that appear likely due to Hurricane Irma, South Carolina will make temporary exceptions to the regulations governing the importation and exportation of animals coming into and leaving South Carolina,” said State Veterinarian Boyd Parr. “All animals moving under these exceptions are expected to return to their state of origin no later than Sept. 30 unless the order is extended or revised.”

Animals with a certificate of veterinary inspection will be temporarily admitted to South Carolina and allowed to leave the state, if the destination has also waived import regulations.

The following specific allowances are in place for horse owners:

  • Horses being evacuated to South Carolina that have a current Coggins test will be admitted to the state without a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). A current Coggins test chart should accompany these horses.
  • Horses being evacuated to South Carolina without a current Coggins test will be allowed entry into the state provided they will be allowed to return to their state of origin without a current Coggins or CVI after the evacuation is lifted.

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