Quarantined Herds: Brucellosis
(1)Any herd in which reactors are discovered shall be quarantined at the time the results of the test are known. Unless otherwise specified, a dairy herd shall be quarantined to the premises on which the herd was located at the time of the test, and a beef herd shall be quarantined to the area in which the herd was located at the time of the test. The quarantine shall be issued by an official veterinarian, or other person authorized by the Department, at the time the test results are delivered to the owner or owners of the reactor cattle, or their representative. The Department in its discretion may issue and serve such quarantine by registered or certified mail, attached to the test chart.
(2)The reactor animals shall be branded and tagged by the official veterinarian or other persons authorized by the Department.
(3)No animal from a herd quarantined for brucellosis may be removed from such quarantined herd without the prior written approval of the Department.
(4)In determining if written approval of a request for removal of an animal from a quarantined herd should be given, the Department shall consider:
(a)Whether the animal is to be sold directly to a slaughtering establishment, in which case the slaughtering establishment shall slaughter such animal within eight days from the date of purchase; or
(b)Whether the animal is to be sold at a livestock auction market only for the purpose of immediate slaughter, in which case the requester must agree that the status of the animal will be made known to all persons before sale, and that it will be consigned to the slaughtering establishment on a Form 1-27 in accordance with the applicable section of the UM&Rs, current.
Rule 603-011-0560 — Quarantined Herds: Brucellosis,