Department of Agriculture - Brucellosis - Designation of area as validated brucellosis free.

Published: 1968-08-09

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The department of agriculture may designate an area as validated brucellosis-free for a three year period if:

(A) Each breeding herd in the area qualifies under one of the following:

(1) Two negative herd tests, in which all breeding swine six months of age and over are tested, within the eighteen-month period prior to the date validation is requested for the area; or

(2) Negative herd status established by market swine testing, each year for not less than three years, of ten percent of the breeding swine in the herd, or a minimum of one animal, whichever is greater;

(B) Not more than three percent of the herds, or one herd, whichever is greater, was found to be infected during the eighteen-month qualification period, and infected herds found during the qualification period were held in quarantine until freed of brucellosis.