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RULE §47.14 Brucellosis Calfhood Vaccination Requirements

Published: 2015

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(a) Brucellosis vaccine will be refrigerated until
administered in accordance with the label directions. Vaccine will
not be used beyond the expiration date shown on the bottle.
(b) Each calfhood-vaccinated animal must be permanently
identified as vaccinates by tattoo and by official vaccination eartag.
If the animal is already identified with an official eartag before
vaccination, an additional official eartag is not required. Vaccination
tattoos must be applied to the right ear. For Brucella abortus strain
RB 51 vaccinates the tattoo will include the United States Registered
Shield and "V" which will be preceded by a letter "R" and followed
by a number corresponding to the last digit of the year in which the
vaccination was done. Official vaccination (orange) eartags must be
applied to the right ear. Individual animal registration tattoos or
individual animal registration brands may be used for identifying
animals in place of official eartags if the cattle and/or bison are
registered by breed associations recognized by VS. Official calfhood
vaccinates are allowed to be re-tattooed by an authorized veterinarian
designated by the State Veterinarian, or by a Federal or State representative,
provided that:
  (1) The identification of the vaccinated animal(s)
is verified by official records maintained in State or Federal offices;
  (2) Prior approval for re-tattooing is obtained from
the State Veterinarian; and
  (3) The re-tattooing produces the original tattoo given
at the time of vaccination.
(c) Vaccinations will be immediately recorded on a
properly completed vaccination certificate. Completed vaccination
certificates must be submitted to the commission within 14 days following

Source Note: The provisions of this §47.14 adopted to be effective February 4, 2014, 39 TexReg 486