Swine Information

  • South Carolina Swine Import Requirements

    Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)* valid for 30 days and have Official Identification. An official ID must be recorded on CVI (or approved movement documentation).

    Official Identification for swine:

    • USDA Official Eartags: Imprinted with Official Eartag US Shield and a nationally unique official animal identification number (ex., NUES, Official AIN tags, Official RFID tags)
    • Ear notching if the ear notching has been recorded in a swine registry association's book of record
    • Tattoos on the ear or inner flank if the tattoo has been recorded in a swine registry association's book of record
    • USDA backtags allowed for moving directly to slaughter, but not allowed for exhibition
    • Group/Lot Identification allowed for moving directly to slaughter, but not allowed for exhibition

    Entry permit required for all feeding or breeding swine (issued by the State Veterinarian, call 803-788-2260).  To obtain a South Carolina entry permit, the swine must originate from a Validated Swine Brucellosis-Free herd and Qualified Pseudorabies-Negative herd or tested negative within 30 days (record of testing must be recorded on the CVI). No testing required if originating in a commercial swine operation located in a Swine Brucellosis and Pseudorabies Free state. Permit not required for exhibition.

    Swine imported into South Carolina that are consigned directly to slaughter are not required to have a CVI.


    Check Emergency Notices for any additional requirements.

  • Information for Swine Exhibitors
  • Swine Diseases

    South Carolina Reportable Swine Diseases

    ALL persons must report the diagnosed or suspected existence of the following diseases to the State Veterinarian’s office (803) 788-2260 and/or the South Carolina USDA Assistant Veterinarian In-Charge (803) 462-29210 or using the South Carolina Reportable Disease Form.

    Diseases include:

    • African Swine Fever
    • Anthrax
    • Brucellosis
    • Classical Swine Fever (hog cholera)
    • Foot and Mouth Disease
    • Nipah Virus Encephalitis
    • Pseudorabies
    • Porcine Cysticercosis (infection with Taenia solium)
    • Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)
    • Q fever
    • Rabies
    • Swine Vesicular Disease
    • Transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE)
    • Vesicular Stomatitis
    • All foreign and exotic diseases and parasites of animals and birds.

    Reportable diseases in South Carolina by clinical symptoms include:

    Sore mouth-muzzle
    • Especially if accompanied by foot, udder, vulva, or skin lesions (e.g., blisters and vesicles
    • Diseases may include foot and mouth disease, Seneca Valley Virus, etc.
    Encephalitis (CNS) conditions
    • Diseases may include pseudorabies, rabies, etc.
    High death loss
    • Especially over a short period and in older animals past several weeks old
    • Diseases may include hog cholera, erysipelas, anthrax, acute septicemia, etc.

    Reproductive problems

    • Diseases may include brucellosis, pseudorabies, etc.

    Any highly unusual conditions

    • Disease or parasites differing from conditions one is familiar.

    Information about Swine Diseases of Concern

    African Swine Fever

    Influenza in Swine

    Brucellosis in Feral-Wild Pigs

    Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)

    Foot and Mouth Disease Pocket Guide - Domestic Swine

    Seneca Valley Virus

    Resources for Additional Swine Disease Information

    Iowa State University’s Center for Food Security and Public Health Swine Diseases and Resources

    The American Association of Swine Veterinarians website

    The Swine Health Information Center Fact Sheets