(1) Poultry, including hatching eggs, may enter the state of Montana provided they are transported or moved in conformity with ARM 32.3.201 through 32.3.211 and are accompanied by a permit or official health certificate as herein specified.
(2) Baby chicks and turkey poults 14 days of age, or younger, and hatching eggs:
(a) Any person, firm or corporation shipping baby chicks and/or turkey poults 14 days of age, or younger, or hatching eggs into the state of Montana shall first obtain a permit from the state veterinarian of Montana.
(b) A permit will authorize shipments during the season for which the permit is issued, unless revoked for cause.
(c) A permit will not be granted to ship baby chicks or turkey poults 14 days of age or younger, which have been vaccinated or exposed to a live virus vaccine.
(d) A permit will be issued only if the baby chicks, turkey poults, or hatching eggs (except waterfowl eggs) originate in flocks, and are distributed from hatcheries or premises, participating in the national poultry improvement plan or national turkey improvement plan or operating under the supervision of the poultry disease control authority of the state of origin and are officially classified as pullorum typhoid clean or of equal status, and are free of infectious, contagious or communicable disease or exposure thereto.
(e) Each container of baby chicks or turkey poults 14 days of age, or younger or hatching eggs, shipped into the state of Montana shall bear the official label or certificate showing the name and address of the shipper, the authority under which the pullorum typhoid tests were done, the pullorum typhoid clean classification of the product, and the Montana shipping permit number. The official label or certificate must be approved by the official state agency or, the livestock sanitary official of the state of origin.
(3) Started chicks, turkey poults, and poultry, except for immediate slaughter, over 14 days of age, must be accompanied by an official health certificate of the state of origin attesting that they are:
(a) free of infectious, contagious, or communicable disease or exposure thereto; and
(b) officially pullorum typhoid tested with negative results within 30 days or originate directly from an official pullorum typhoid clean flock, hatchery, and premise or a flock, hatchery, and premise of equal status as determined by the livestock sanitary official of the state of origin; and
(c) not vaccinated or exposed to a live virus vaccine within 30 days of the date of shipment into Montana.
(4) Shipping crates in which poultry and hatching eggs are shipped into the state of Montana must be new or thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before using for shipment.