(1) Swine herds and the quarantined premises where
they are located, quarantined pursuant to this sub-chapter as a
consequence of infection with or exposure to pseudorabies, may be released from
negative response to an official pseudorabies herd test made upon all swine in
the quarantined herd, not including suckling pigs, and performed at least 60
days after the last clinical sign of pseudorabies has been detected in the herd
and the last reactor animals have been removed;
(b) Be identified as progeny of quarantined
breeding swine that have completed an approved offspring segregation plan; or
(c) The removal, through euthanasia, or through
removal directly to an approved slaughter destination without first passing
through an auction market or a buying station or other concentration point
where exposure to other livestock could result. Animals so moved to slaughter
must be accompanied by a quarantine release issued by the department; or
(d) The removal of all pseudorabies quarantined
swine to other premises specifically approved on a case-by-case
basis by the state veterinarian to receive these animals. The approved premises
may or may not be already under quarantine for pseudorabies. The following
conditions must be met:
(i) The swine are moved to the approved receiving
premises under and accompanied by a permit issued for this purpose by the
department. The permit shall set forth appropriate conditions for the transfer
and for the handling of the swine at the approved receiving premises.
(ii) Swine fed at the approved receiving premises
are moved directly to slaughter by special permit pursuant to subsection (b) of
this rule after reaching an acceptable condition for slaughter.
(iii) All other animals in the approved receiving
premises, if not so already, are placed under quarantine subject to quarantine
release pursuant to sections (1) and (2) , subsections (a) , (b) , (d) , and (e) of
(iv) Any swine remaining at the original quarantine
premise shall be released from quarantine only after compliance with
subsections (a) , (b) , (d) , and (e) of this rule.
(e) In any event, the quarantine premises must be
cleaned and disinfected in a manner and within a time interval approved by the
department as a condition for quarantine release. All carcasses of animals dead
of any cause must be disposed of as directed by the state veterinarian. The
premises must remain vacant of swine for 30 days following quarantine release
or for that period of time recommended by the state veterinarian.
(f) The vehicles used for transporting swine to
the approved receiving premise shall be cleaned and disinfected in a manner
approved by the department of livestock before being used in the further
transportation of any livestock.
(g) The department may order the disposal by
slaughter of any reactor swine.
(2) Animals other than swine that are free of
clinical signs of pseudorabies and that have not had exposure to pseudorabies
for at least ten days may be released from quarantine and may move without