(1) Montana feeder and breeder swine moving through concentration points, such as licensed livestock markets, buying stations, and stockyards, must be handled so as to prevent contact or exposure to pseudorabies and to swine of unknown status consigned for immediate slaughter only.   This may be accomplished by:

(a) Use of separate facilities--pens, docks, and alleys.

(b) Cleaning and disinfection of impervious surfaces between classes and before use.

(c) A combination of (a) and (b) together with separate sale days.

(2) If contact closer than ten feet between classes occurs, or if direct use of contaminated facilities occurs:

(a) any such exposed feeder and breeding swine will be identified by official eartag and released only to a Montana destination under quarantine for pseudorabies testing 30 days after arrival at that destination; or

(b) be released only for immediate slaughter.

(3) Out-of-state swine shall move to Montana markets and concentration points in accordance with part 76, 9CFR agreement conditions only and then consistent with the Uniform Methods and Rules for pseudorabies eradication under the following categories:

(a) 9CFR approved slaughter only markets.

(b) 9CFR approved feeder pig markets.

(c) 9CFR approved all classes markets.

(4) Identification: All swine moving to a slaughter point, or to a livestock market or buying station for sale to immediate slaughter shall be individually identified to herd of origin upon arrival at such concentration point using any of the approved forms of the following devices: eartag, backtag, tattoo, or any other device the department may approve or require. Identification to origin by lot at slaughter plants will be acceptable identification.

History: Sec. 81-2-102, 81-2-103 MCA; IMP, Sec. 81-2-102 MCA; NEW, 1991 MAR p. 1145, Eff. 7/12/91.