Interstate Animal Movement Requirements

Interstate Animal Movement Requirements (IAMR) refer to the regulations and guidelines set by state and federal authorities in the United States that govern the transportation of animals across state lines. These requirements aim to prevent the spread of diseases, protect animal health, and maintain biosecurity standards. IAMR specify the conditions, documentation, testing, and vaccinations necessary for animals to be transported interstate. These regulations ensure that animals being moved comply with health and safety standards and help prevent the transmission of infectious diseases between states. IAMR may vary between states and may include specific requirements for different species of animals, such as cattle, sheep, pigs, or poultry. Adhering to IAMR is crucial for ensuring the welfare and health of animals during transportation and minimizing the risk of disease transmission.