(1) When the department has ordered a test for pseudorabies under ARM
, the owner shall
present all animals to the department's agent for the initial official tests
for the presence of pseudorabies within ten days of the date of order. The state
veterinarian may allow more time if there is a good cause shown.
owner of animals quarantined or identified as suspects as the result of an
initial official pseudorabies test shall present the animals for an official
retest within ten days of the date of retest order. The state veterinarian may
allow more time for a good cause shown.
owner presenting animals for an ordered test shall provide manpower, equipment,
and facilities sufficient to restrain the animals for the purposes of successfully
accomplishing the test.
(c) Expenses of sampling, bleeding,
individually identifying, and testing for pseudorabies will be met by the
department unless the owner or agent in charge of the animals has violated
Montana law, administrative rule, or department order. In violation cases,
bleeding, sampling, and testing expenses shall be met by the owner or person in
charge of the animals when the test is ordered. Other expenses may be charged in accordance with 81-2-109, MCA.
(2) The cost of obtaining blood for testing
under ARM 32.3.307A will be met as specified in the test order at the time of
issue. Lab test cost will be met by the