R58-1. Admission and Inspection of Livestock, Poultry, and Other Animals.
A. Promulgated under the authority of Title 4, Chapter 31 and Subsections 4- 2-2(1)(c)(i), 4-2-2(1)(c)(j).
B. Intent: It is the intent of these rules to eliminate or reduce the spread of diseases among livestock by providing standards to be met in the movement of livestock within the State of Utah, INTRASTATE, and Import movements, INTERSTATE, of livestock, poultry and other animals.
A. "Approved Livestock Market"--A livestock market which meets the requirements as outlined in 9 CFR 78, January 1, 2000 edition, Title 4, Chapter 30, and Rule R58-7.
B. "Livestock Market Veterinarian"--A Utah licensed and accredited veterinarian appointed by the Department of Agriculture and Food to work in livestock markets in livestock health and movement matters.
C. "Official Random Sample Test, 95/10"--A sampling procedure utilizing official pseudorabies serologic tests which provides a 95 percent probability of detecting infection in a herd in which at least 10 percent of the swine are seropositive for pseudorabies. Each segregated group of swine on an individual premises must be considered a separate herd and sampled as follows:
Less than 100 head--Test 25
100--200 head-----Test 27
201--999 head-----Test 28
1,000 and over-----Test 29
D. "Official Random Sample Test, 95/5"--A sampling procedure utilizing official pseudorabies serologic tests which provides a 95 percent probability of detecting infection in a herd in which at least five percent of the swine are seropositive for pseudorabies. Each segregated group of swine on an individual premises must be considered a separate herd and sampled as follows:
Less than 100 head--Test 45
100--200 head-----Test 51
201--999 head-----Test 57
1,000 and over-----Test 59
E. "Qualified Feedlot"--A feedlot approved by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to handle INTRASTATE heifers, cows or bulls which originate from Utah herds. These animals shall be confined to a drylot area which is used to upgrade or finish feeding animals going only to slaughter.
F. "Reportable Disease List"--A list of diseases and conditions developed by the state veternarian that may affect the health and welfare of the animal industry of the state, reportable to the state veterinarian.
G. "Test Eligible Cattle and Bison"--All cattle or bison six months of age or older, except:
1. Steers, spayed heifers;
2. Official calfhood vaccinates of dairy breeds under 20 months of age and beef breeds under 24 months of age which are not parturient, springers, or post parturient;
3. Official calfhood vaccinates, dairy or beef breeds of any age, which are Utah Native origin.
4. Utah Native Bulls from non-infected herds.
H. "Official Calfhood Vaccinate"--Female cattle of a dairy breed or beef breed vaccinated by a USDA Veterinary Services representative, State certified technician, or accredited Veterinarian with an approved dose of RB51 Vaccine or other USDA approved agent while from 4 to 12 months of age in accordance with its labeling. These cattle must be properly identified by official tattoos and ear tag or registration tattoo and be reported on an official vaccination certificate (VS Form 4-24) within 30 days to the State Veterinarian.
I. "Exposed Animal", "Reactor", "Suspect", as defined in the United States Department of Agriculture; Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Veterinary Services Brucellosis Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules and 9 CFR 78.
R58-1-4. Interstate Importation Standards.
A. No animal, poultry or bird of any species or other animal including wildlife, that is known to be affected with or has been exposed to a contagious, infectious or communicable disease, or that originates from a quarantined area, shall be shipped, transported or moved into the State of Utah until written permission for such entry is first obtained from Veterinary Services Division, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, State Veterinarian or Commissioner of Agriculture and Food.
B. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. An official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued by an accredited veterinarian is required for importation of all animals and poultry. A copy of the certificate shall be immediately forwarded to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food by the issuing veterinarian or the livestock sanitary official of the state of origin.
C. Permits. Livestock, poultry and other animal import permits may be issued by telephone to the consignor, a consignee or to an accredited veterinarian responsible for issuing a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, and may be obtained from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, 350 North Redwood Road, PO Box 146500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6500, Phone (801) 538-7164; after hours and weekends, (435) 882-0217; (801) 773-5656.
R58-1-6. Horses, Mules, and Asses.
Horses, mules and asses may be imported into the State of Utah when accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. The certificate must state that the equine animals described were examined on the date indicated and found free from symptoms of any infectious or communicable disease such as CEM, Contagious Equine Metritis, and EIA, Equine Infectious Anemia. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection must show a negative coggins test within one year previous to the time the certificate was issued. Utah horses returning to Utah as part of a commuter livestock shipment are exempted from the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection requirements; however, a valid Utah horse travel permit as outlined under Sections 4-24-22 or 4-24-23 and Section R58-9-4 is required for re-entering Utah.
R58-2. Diseases, Inspections and Quarantines.
Promulgated Under the Authority of Section 4-31-15 and 17 and Subsection 4-2- 2(1)(c)(ii).
R58-2-2. Reportable and Quarantinable Animal Diseases.
A. Reporting of Diseases. It shall be the responsibility of veterinary diagnostic laboratories, veterinary practitioners, livestock inspectors, and livestock owners to report immediately by phone or written statement to the Department of Agriculture and Food any of the diseases listed on the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Reportable Disease list, available at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Division of Animal Health, PO Box 146500, 350 North Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500.
1. All swine moving within the State of Utah shall be identifiable to determine the farm of origin as per 9 CFR,1,71.19, January 1, 1997, edition which is hereby adopted and is incorporated by reference within this rule.
B. Quarantines. The Department of Agriculture and Food or its agent may issue quarantines on:
1. Any animal infected with diseases listed on the reportable disease list or any infectious or dangerous entity which is determined to be a threat to other animals or humans.
2. Any animal which it believes may jeopardize the health of other animals, or humans.
3. Any area within the State of Utah to prevent the spread of infectious or contagious diseases.
a. Quarantines shall be deemed issued to owners or caretakers of animals affected with or exposed to infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases by serving an official notice of quarantine to the owner or caretaker in person, by phone, by public meetings, or by registered mail to his last known address.
b. On and after the effective date of quarantine no animals shall be moved or allowed to be moved from or onto the quarantined premises without the owner or
caretaker of the quarantined livestock having first obtained a written permit from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food or its authorized agent to move the animals.
c. Quarantines shall be released upon compliance with Section 4-31-17; as well as with 9 CFR 1.1.b, January 1, 1997, edition; and the Utah Health Code Sections 26-6, 19-4 and 19-5.
R58-2-3. Reportable, but Not Quarantinable, Animal Diseases.
The following diseases shall be reported to the Department of Agriculture by phone or written statement. Blue Tongue, Encephalomyelitis, WEE-EEE-VEE, Erysipelas, Paratuberculosis, Rabies, Anaplasmosis, Psittacosis, Sheep Foot Rot, or any other disease that might jeopardize the health of animals or man.
Amended in 1997.
Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.
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