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ARKANSAS QUARANTINE AND HEALTH CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

 

ARKANSAS STATUTES
TITLE 2. AGRICULTURE
SUBTITLE 3. LIVESTOCK
CHAPTER 40. CONTROL OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
SUBCHAPTER 8. EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA

 

2-40-822 General requirements for equidae entering Arkansas.
(a) All equidae entering Arkansas must be accompanied by a record of a negative current official equine infectious anemia test.

(b) All equidae must also be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection, listing information from a record of a negative official equine infectious anemia test, the name and address of the consignor and consignee, the number of animals in the shipment, and a description which accurately identifies each animal.

(c) Foals under six (6) months old accompanied by a negative dam do not have to be tested for equine infectious anemia.

SUBCHAPTER 2. LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY COMMISSION PROGRAMS

 

2-40-201 Provisions supplemental.
The provisions of this subchapter shall be supplemental and in addition to the present laws relating to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission and the disease and pest control and eradication activities of the commission. The provisions of this subchapter shall repeal only those portions of present law that are in direct conflict with the provisions of this subchapter and those which would otherwise limit or restrict the authority granted the commission in this subchapter to alter or revise its livestock and poultry disease and pest control and eradication activities through administrative rules and regulations.


2-40-202 Authority of commission generally.

(a) The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission, by appropriately adopted administrative rules and regulations, is authorized to modify or adjust its disease or pest control and eradication activities and responsibilities so as to make them more effective or conform more closely to federal and state disease or pest control and eradication programs, as they relate to any and all contagious, communicable, or infectious diseases or pests.

(b) The commission may make such modifications or adjustments in disease and pest control and eradication activities and programs as it deems necessary or appropriate to enable it to carry out its responsibilities with respect to such activities and programs.


2-40-203 Power of subpoena.

(a)(1) The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission shall have the power and authority, by majority vote of the commission, to issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum to obtain health records of livestock and other evidence and information to enable it to effectively administer and enforce its rules, regulations, and laws relating to sanitation standards and disease and pest control and eradication programs.

(2) Livestock market operators and poultry dealers, packers, and producers shall, upon request, furnish the commission, or its representatives, all records of livestock and poultry produced, sold, processed, or otherwise handled by such persons. Such persons and records shall be subject to subpoena by the commission.

(b) The commission shall not have authority to issue subpoena and subpoenas duces tecum to obtain poultry health records and other evidence and information regarding poultry. Poultry dealers, packers, and producers shall not be required to furnish records of poultry produced, sold, processed, or otherwise handled unless and until the commission shall have first issued a proclamation declaring there to be eminent danger of the existence in the state or transmission into the state of avian influenza or other exotic poultry diseases.


2-40-204 Testing and vaccination of livestock.

(a)(1) The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission shall have the authority, by administrative rule or regulation, to prescribe the method and manner for testing and vaccination of livestock at livestock markets or other places within the state.

(2) This authority is not to interfere with farmer vaccination of his own product.

(b) The commission shall have the power to contract for services as needed for disease control.


2-40-205 Blood test training program.

(a) No person shall perform any program or certifying blood tests on livestock or poultry unless the person has first completed a blood test training program designed and conducted by the State Veterinarian and has obtained a tester's permit from the State Veterinarian.

(b) These technicians shall be used at the market, where economically feasible, except when in violation of state or federal law or regulation.


2-40-209 Quarantine -- Violations.

(a) The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission is authorized to adopt appropriate rules and regulations regarding the isolation or quarantine of infected, exposed, or suspected infected livestock or poultry.

(b) Any person or entity who violates the quarantine rules and regulations lawfully promulgated by the commission pursuant to its statutory authority shall, upon conviction be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.


Reviewed by AAHS in December 2001.
Reviewed and updated by AAHS in May 2003.


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