In Wyoming and I believe Utah and Idaho, you must have a brand inspection to enter the state. You can try to slip by, but if caught as I said above, you will be held.
Isn't there farms out there that sell cattle? Ship cattle to market for food? They also have to have a brand inspection to go to feed lots/slaughter houses I think. Call your state vet and ask about a brand inspection and how to get one.
If people , lets say rodeo participants, horse show participants, travelers come into Wyoming without a brand inspection, they will have problems.
There are stops all along highways stating if you are traveling withe livestock/horses, you must pull into the insection areas and will be checked.
I was selling a horse less than 2 hours away. It was crossing a state line into Utah, going through Idaho from my state of Wyoming. I had to have a current coggins, health certificate and a brand inspection on the horse, less than two hours drive time. Not worth the fines if I got checked, which I did not
Almost any state will honor a BI from another state, just like they will honor a health certificate/coggins. However, you need to check regulations from each state you will be passing through, each state might require a test done at certain times before traveling.. Some state are really sticky, most will just be happy with coggin/health/BI.
Every state, I beleive has brand inspectors for animals that travel out of state for feeding, working, feedlots, etc. I cant' imagine you can't get a BI for your horse to travel with.
I spend alot of my time on the phone getting travel requirements for horse/cattle traveling out of state to other states.. We also gets lots of calls from an attending vet to find out what their client needs to come into our state. Your state will have a state vet lab with a state vet. That is where to find out your information needed.
Last edited by wyominggrandma; 06-20-2012 at 12:39 AM.