South Carolina Suspends Some Interstate Animal Transport Requirements

State Veterinarian Boyd Parr, DVM, suspended some South Carolina interstate animal transport requirements to accommodate equine evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival.
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South Carolina interstate animal transport requirements
State Veterinarian Boyd Parr, DVM, suspended some South Carolina interstate animal transport requirements to accommodate equine evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival. | Photo: iStock

South Carolina State Veterinarian Boyd Parr, DVM, has suspended some interstate animal transport requirements to accommodate evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival.

“Due to potential emergency conditions that appear likely due to Hurricane Florence, South Carolina will make temporary exceptions to the regulations governing the importation and exportation of animals coming into and leaving South Carolina,” Parr said. “Evacuees should verify that the facilities to which they are evacuating also are waiving requirements before arriving at those facilities.”

Parr directs Clemson University’s Livestock-Poultry Health (LPH), a regulatory agency that oversees animal health issues. He issued the order Monday afternoon

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