RULE §51.7 All Livestock - Special Requirements


Published: 2015

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(a) Scabies.
  (1) Livestock originating in scabies quarantined areas
outside the State of Texas. Livestock originating in scabies quarantined
areas outside the State of Texas must, in addition to other requirements,
be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection certifying
that the herd of origin has been inspected and declared free of scabies
infestation or exposure. Slaughter livestock originating in a quarantined
area and consigned directly to an approved slaughter establishment
for immediate slaughter must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary
inspection or a VS Form 1-27 permit issued by state or federal regulatory
personnel certifying they are "scabies free."
  (2) Any treated livestock. Any treated livestock must
be accompanied by a certificate issued by state or federal regulatory
personnel identifying the livestock treated and stating the date of
treatment. If the livestock enter less than 14 days following treatment,
the transporting vehicle must be placarded and billing marked in accordance
with the Code of Federal Regulations. The livestock have been officially
treated by one of the following methods:
    (A) Dipping. The livestock have been dipped in Co-Ral
or GX 118 (Prolate) under supervision of state or federal regulatory
personnel within 10 days prior to shipment and transported in clean
and disinfected vehicles.
    (B) Ivermectin.
      (i) The livestock have been treated with Ivermectin
within 21 days prior to entry under the supervision of state or federal
regulatory personnel in accordance with label directions.
      (ii) The treated livestock must be kept physically
separated from all untreated livestock for 21 days following treatment.
      (iii) Ivermectin may not be used with female dairy
cattle of breeding age. Livestock treated with Ivermectin must be
withheld from slaughter according to label directions.
    (C) Dectomax.
      (i) The livestock have been treated with Dectomax within
21 days prior to entry under the supervision of state or federal regulatory
personnel in accordance with label directions.
      (ii) The treated livestock must be kept physically
separated from all untreated livestock for 21 days following treatment.
      (iii) Dectomax may not be used with female dairy cattle
of breeding age, preruminating calves, or calves to be processed for
veal. Livestock treated with Dectomax must be withheld from slaughter
according to label directions.
(b) Screwworm Requirements. All animals presented for
entry into Texas from any area in which the screwworm is known to
exist must be free of screwworms and screwworm fly eggs. Wounds (infested
or noninfested) must be treated with United States Department of Agriculture
approved screwworm killer and fly repellent. Animals other than lactating
dairy animals and young animals under two weeks of age must be sprayed
with a spray approved by the executive director.
(c) Fever Tick Requirements. All movement of livestock
from or into the Texas Fever Tick Eradication Zone shall be in accordance
with Chapter 41 of this title.
(d) Vesicular Stomatitis. No equine, bovine, porcine,
caprine, ovine, or cervidae may enter Texas from a premise or area
under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis. All equine, bovine, porcine,
caprine, ovine, or cervidae from a vesicular stomatitis affected state
must have a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within 14
days of the date of entry into Texas. A copy of the certificate of
veterinary inspection must accompany such animal shipments at all
times.
(e) Regulations on livestock imported from Mexico.
  (1) All cattle moved into Texas from Mexico shall be
identified with an "M" brand prior to moving to a destination in Texas.
Metal eartags applied in Mexico must not be removed from the animals.
  (2) A copy of the certificate issued by an authorized
inspector of the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service, for the movement of Mexico cattle
into Texas must accompany such animals to their final destination
in Texas, or so long as they are moving through Texas.


Source Note: The provisions of this §51.7 adopted to be effective June 3, 2002, 27 TexReg 5182; amended to be effective July 2, 2012, 37 TexReg 4864; amended to be effective October 28, 2015, 40 TexReg 7401