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Subchapter: Pseudorabies
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(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 quarantine upon:

(a) A 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 this rule.

(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 restriction.

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


MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
7/12/1991 Current History: Sec. 81-2-102, 81-2-103 MCA; IMP, Sec. 81-2-102 MCA; NEW, 1991 MAR p. 1145, Eff. 7/12/91.
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