(1) Before change of ownership in Montana all cervidae must undergo an official test for tuberculosis and must be determined to be negative. The test must be performed not more than 90 days prior to the date they are sold or moved and the results must be entered on a department official test form.
(2) This test shall be performed on all cervidae over 6 months of age in captivity.
(3) This requirement does not apply to any of the above if they are consigned for immediate slaughter or to an out-of-state destination. No animal consigned to an out-of-state destination may be diverted to an instate destination if it has not met the test requirements of this rule and if it has been determined to be an exposed animal. Permission from the department must be received before animals may be diverted to a different immediate slaughter destination.