(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture sent an order Tuesday from the state veterinarian with detailed conditions for transporting wild hogs in the state, according to the Tennessean.
The order goes into effect July 1, when it makes it illegal to transport or release wild hogs without proper documentation. To transport the wild swine, the animal handler must have one of the following:
- Proof of each hog having tested negative for Pseudorabies and Brucellosis with 90 days of movement and state or federally approved individual identification.
- Each hog must have proof that is comes from a Validated Brucellosis-free and Qualified Pseudorabies-negative herd.
- From the state veterinarian’s office, a movement authorization number.
Wild hogs have smaller pointed ears and longer snouts than domestic pigs and are usually two to three feet tall and up to five feet long.
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