Import and Export Regulations

Import Regulations

Animals imported into Kansas must meet our Import Requirements in order to ensure the safety and health of the animal and livestock industry. Read the Kansas statutes and regulations at:

Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.) and Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.)

Kansas Trichomoniasis K.A.R. 9-7-4 (c)

General Requirements are as follows:

All animals entering the state of Kansas shall be accompanied by an official health certificate. All species imported for breeding purposes or require testing shall be individually identified by a method approved by the animal health commissioner (USDA ear tag, breed registration tattoo, microchip, registered ear notch, etc).

For specifics, select the type of animal being imported into Kansas from the list below and follow the guidelines provided.

If you are seeking an entry permit number after business hours, or on the weekend, please visit our online permitting website at: https://ops.kda.ks.gov/
  • Cattle

  • Rodeo Stock

  • Bison, Watusi, Highlander, Yak and Mini-cattle

  • Domesticated Deer and Captive Cervidae

  • Swine - Porcine

  • Camelids (Llamas, Alpacas, Camels, etc.)

  • Equidae (Horses, Asses, and Zebra)

  • Ratites (Ostrich, Emu, Rhea, etc.)

  • Sheep and Goats

  • Birds and Fowl

  • Dogs and Cats

  • Zoo and Exotic Animals

Commissioner's order restricting the importation of dairy breeds

As of April 01, 2012, until further notice, a commissioner's order tightens import regulations on all dairy breeds of cattle entering Kansas. To view this order click here.

Export Regulations

For exporting animals from Kansas to other states and/or countries, please see the destination state's import requirements. A list of contacts for all US states and territories can be found at the USDA import and export regulations webpage here.