Sheep & Goats
Untagged sheep and goats taken to a market/sale barn must be accompanied with an owner/hauler statement. (Wethers under 18 months of age are exempt.) Identifying sheep and goats with official ID, such as a scrapie tag, helps animal health officials trace individual animals to their premises of origin. Providing the market/sale barn with more info about untagged animals improves traceability of those animals.
Indiana Owner/Hauler Statement for Sheep & Goats
(NOTE: Sheep/goat owners do not have to use this statement, it is provided as an example.)
Sheep & Goat Entry Requirements
Click here for the requirements to bring sheep and goats into Indiana.
Movements Out of Indiana
Before moving animals to another state, always call the state-of-destination for that state's requirements. Click here for a list of other state animal health offices.
Scrapie is a fatal, degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system of sheep and goats. The name "scrapie" was derived from the characteristic scraping infected animals do to relieve itching. However, clinical signs vary widely and develop slowly. Ultimately, over a period of several years, as infection spreads and develops within a flock, the disease can render an operation economically unviable.
Secure Sheep and Wool Supply
The Secure Sheep and Wool Supply Plan was developed to protect the sheep industry in the event of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD). This program provides opportunities for those in the sheep industry to prepare for a potential disease event, along with guidance for developing a plan for maintaining continuity of business during a large-scale disease emergency. This plan can be applied to any major animal disease event involving sheep. Learn more: https://securesheepwool.org/