(1)The Department shall establish a Bovine Trichomoniasis Advisory Panel, whose membership shall be:
(a)Five voting members who are representatives of the cattle industry, recommended by the Animal Health Committee of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association; and
(b)Four non-voting advisory members who are; the OSU Extension Veterinarian, two practicing veterinarians appointed by the Advisory Panel, and one representative of the office of the ODA State Veterinarian.
(2)Duties of the Advisory Board shall be to:
(a)Advise the Department on management of issues related to the program; and
(b)Advise the Department on preferred policies and processes for resolution of disputes related to the program.
(3)Certified veterinarians, as described in 603-011-0630 (Certification for Testing and Diagnosis), must report a positive test result of Tritrichomonas foetus to the Department on a form supplied by the Department within 24 hours of determining the result.
(4)In response to a positive bovine trichomoniasis test the Department shall:
(a)Conduct an investigation to identify herds that were potentially exposed to the infected herd.
(b)Require that any further bovine trichomoniasis testing be performed by a certified veterinarian, and accept the results of a retest by a certified veterinarian, if the original test was performed by a non-certified veterinarian; and
(c)Require permanent identification and testing of all bulls, excepting virgin bulls, in the test-positive herd and exposed herds.
(5)All bulls in herds required to be tested must be withdrawn from breeding contact and tested between 14 and 90 days after withdrawal.
(6)All bulls in test-positive herds must each have three consecutive negative culture test results with each test event separated by at least seven days and no more than 28 days, or one (1) negative qPCR Assay result completed at least seven (7) days after initial diagnosis is made. Bulls that have a positive test result shall be considered infected and be handled as described in 603-011-0620 (Procedures)(8).
(a)Test-positive herds with valid Out-of–State Permit will have all bulls restricted in place until negative test results are complete as described in (6) above. Bulls that have a positive test result shall be considered infected and be handled as described in 603-011-0620 (Procedures)(8); or
(b)Return all herdmate bulls from Out-of-State Permit affected herds to their state of origin to complete negative trichomoniasis testing as described in (6) above. The Department shall release the herdmate bulls from restriction when the State Veterinarian from the state of origin notifies the Department that the required testing is complete. Test-positive bulls shall not return.
(c)Out-of-State Permit herds exposed to trichomoniasis will have all bulls restricted in place until one negative trichomoniasis qPCR test is complete. Any cattle determined to be infected will be restricted and the herd status will be changed to a test-positive herd and subject to the requirements of subsection (6)(a) or (b); or
(d)Return all herdmate bulls to their state of origin to complete one negative qPCR trichomoniasis test. The Department shall release the herdmate bulls from restriction when the State Veterinarian from the state of origin notifies the Department that the required testing is complete. Any bull that has a positive test result shall cause the herd to be classified as test-positive and treated as in (6)(a) or (b).
(7)All bulls from a test-positive herd must be re-tested every trich-year until every remaining bull tests negative during the same test period.
(a)All bulls from a test-positive herd must be re-tested before February 1 of the following year.
(b)All bulls removed or culled from a test-positive herd are to be tested before removal or culling.
(8)Test-positive bulls shall be held under quarantine separate and apart from other cattle or shall comply with one of the following:
(a)Culture test-positive bulls may be retested and, if found negative on qPCR Assay completed at least seven (7) days after initial diagnosis is made may be considered test-negative and released from quarantine; or
(b)Test-positive bulls moving into feeding channels shall be castrated before moving from the ranch; or
(c)Test-positive bulls moving out of the infected herd into commercial slaughter-marketing channels, including collection points, shall be identified before moving with an “S” brand applied to both sides of the tailhead and shall move only to slaughter under authority of a VS Form 1-27 Permit for Movement of Restricted Animals; or
(d)Test-positive bulls moving out of the infected herd directly to slaughter shall do so with:
(A)A VS Form 1-27 Permit for Movement of Restricted Animals; and
(B)Prior notification of the State Veterinarian; and
(C)Record of their permanent identification on the VS Form 1-27 under which authority they move.
(9)Failure to comply with the above provisions for response to a positive bovine trichomoniasis test shall result in quarantine of all cattle in the non-compliant herd under provisions of ORS 596.392 (Authority of department relating to disease control)(4).
Rule 603-011-0620 — Procedures,