Steps to Move

During an FMD outbreak, Regulatory Officials may impose a National Movement Standstill and managed movement during an outbreak movement restrictions on animals and animal products for a period of time. Moving animals will require a movement permit. Regulatory Officials may require each of the steps below are met before issuing a movement permit. Additional steps may be required in an actual outbreak.

  1. Request a National Premises Identification Number (PIN) from the office of your State Animal Health Official
  2. Implement your enhanced operation-specific biosecurity plan
  3. Monitor for FMD
  4. Keep movement records of animals, people, equipment, and other items onto your premises.

Several of these can be done PRIOR to an outbreak. Explore the menu to start preparing today!

Planning for times of no animal movement at the beginning of an outbreak is important for business continuity. Read the Contingency Planning Considerations for Producers during an FMD Outbreak to learn more.