Nac: Chapter 571 - Diseased Animals

Link to law: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-571.html
Published: 2015

[Rev. 11/22/2013 9:44:11

AM--2013]



[NAC-571 Revised Date: 7-11]

CHAPTER 571 - DISEASED ANIMALS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

571.002            Definitions.

571.0025          “Administrator” defined.

571.0029  “Approved

laboratory” defined

571.0033  “Breeding animal”

defined.

571.004            “Department” defined.

571.007            “Director” defined.

571.008            “Entry permit” defined.

571.0082  “Exposed animal”

defined.

571.0084  “Exposed flock”

defined.

571.0086  “Flock” defined.

571.009  “Genetically less

susceptible exposed sheep” defined.

571.0092  “Genetically resistant

exposed sheep” defined.

571.0094  “Genetically

susceptible exposed animal” defined.

571.010            “Health certificate” defined.

571.0104  “High-risk animal”

defined.

571.0108          “Inconsistent state” defined.

571.011            “Infected flock” defined.

571.012            “Livestock” defined.

571.0124  “Low-risk

commercial flock” defined.

571.0126  “Low-risk

commercial goat” defined.

571.0128  “Low-risk

commercial sheep” defined.

571.013  “Low-risk exposed

animal” defined.

571.0135  “Noncompliant

flock” defined.

571.014            “Official” defined.

571.0145  “Official scrapie

identification” defined.

571.016            “Registered” defined.

571.0164  “Scrapie” defined.

571.0166  “Scrapie-positive

animal” defined.

571.017  “Slaughter channels”

defined.

571.0174  “Source flock”

defined.

571.0178  “Suspect animal”

defined.

571.018            “Swine” defined.

571.0185  “Test-positive

animal” defined.

571.019  “Uniform Methods

and Rules” defined.

ENTRY OF FOREIGN ANIMALS

571.020            Address for mailing copies of

documents.

571.025            Performance or confirmation of

required tests by official laboratory.

571.030            Horses, mules and asses.

571.035            Sheep.

571.040            Cattle and bison.

571.045            Permit to move cattle or bison.

571.050            Swine.

571.060            Goats.

571.065            Game, fur-bearing and wild animals.

571.070            Poultry and birds.

571.075            Foxes, skunks and raccoons.

571.080            Dogs and cats.

571.085            Other species.

571.090            Shipment of livestock through

State; notice of delay in shipment.

571.095            Transportation of livestock: Stops

for inspection; possession of health certificates; sanitation.

571.100            Livestock for use in rodeo.

571.105            Livestock for sale, show, fairs or

other public exhibition.

571.110            Animals under quarantine.

FEEDING FOOD WASTE TO SWINE

571.150            Definitions.

571.160            Permit to operate facility for

treatment of food waste.

571.170            Cooking requirements.

571.180            Inspections; sanitary requirements.

571.190            Disciplinary action.

CARCASSES OF DISEASED ANIMALS

571.200            Disposal of carcasses of diseased

livestock.

571.210            Feeding of flesh or offal of

unwholesome animal to animals or fowl.

CONTROL OF BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

571.300            Permit or license required for

production of certain media used for diagnosis, prevention or treatment of

disease.

571.310            Restricted vaccines and other

products.

571.330            Restricted diagnostic agents.

BRUCELLOSIS

571.340            Definitions.

571.342            “Adjacent herd” defined.

571.347            “Herd” defined.

571.351            “Originating herd” defined.

571.352            “Receiving herd” defined.

571.355            Vaccination of female cattle or

bison before change of ownership.

571.360            Exemption from requirement for

vaccination.

571.365            Procedure for observing and testing

livestock after discovery of exposure to brucellosis.

571.370            Procedure for identification and

disposal of livestock infected with brucellosis.

EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA

571.380            Definitions.

571.390            Official tests and procedures.

571.400            Quarantines.

571.410            Branding.

PSEUDORABIES

571.450            Veterinarians: Reporting results of

test for pseudorabies; providing identification of herd of origin.

571.455            Isolation or slaughter of swine

that does not react negatively to test for pseudorabies.

571.460            Isolation and identification of

swine that reacts positively to test for pseudorabies.

571.465            Quarantine of herd: Imposition;

period of effect.

571.470            Quarantine of herd: Development of

plan for herd.

571.475            Use of pseudorabies vaccine.

571.480            Random testing of breeding swine;

restriction on feed.

571.485            Testing of certain breeding swine

upon change of ownership.

571.490            Swine offered for sale at livestock

market.

571.495            Swine shown in exhibition, show or

fair.

571.500            Exemption from testing for

pseudorabies.

571.505            Swine submitted to slaughter plant.

571.510            Records of licensed swine dealer.

571.515            Disposal of carcass of swine.

571.550            Exhibition or transfer of ownership

of goat or sheep; removal of goat or sheep from slaughter channels.

571.555            Death or destruction of certain

goats or sheep.

TRICHOMONOSIS

571.600            Definitions.

571.602            “Accredited veterinarian” defined.

571.604            “Exposed to female cattle” defined.

571.606            “Herd” defined.

571.607            “Hold order” defined.

571.608            “Negative test result” defined.

571.610            “Neighboring herd” defined.

571.612            “Official laboratory” defined.

571.614            “Official protocol” defined.

571.616            “Official tag” defined.

571.618            “Official test for trichomonosis”

defined.

571.620            “Positive test result” defined.

571.622            “Qualified feedlot” defined.

571.624            “Slaughter channel” defined.

571.626            “Slaughter facility” defined.

571.628            “Specimen” defined.

571.630            “Stockyard” defined.

571.632            “Test chart” defined.

571.633            “Test eligible bull” defined.

571.634            “Total confinement operation”

defined.

571.636            “Trichomonosis” defined.

571.638            “Veterinary technician” defined.

571.640            Registration of accredited

veterinarian or veterinary technician to perform official tests for

trichomonosis.

571.642            Prerequisites to movement of test

eligible bull into State; exemption from requirements.

571.644            Testing of commuter bull that is

test eligible bull; application for commuter permit.

571.646            Testing of test eligible bull

before sale or lease for reproductive purposes.

571.648            Written declaration required before

sale of test eligible bull at stockyard; exceptions.

571.650            Testing of estray or stray test

eligible bull.

571.652            Official tags: Use; designation of

color.

571.654            Procedure upon receipt of positive

test result to official test for trichomonosis.

571.656            Infected herd: Release from hold

order; lease or transfer of ownership; release to slaughter channel.

571.658            Exposed herd: Classification;

placement under and release from hold order; lease and transfer of ownership; release

to slaughter channel.

571.660            Duties of owner of herd or

qualified feedlot regarding bull receiving positive test result to official

test for trichomonosis.

571.662            Additional testing after bull

receives positive test result to official test for trichomonosis.

571.664            Handling of specimen collected from

bull.

571.666            Official laboratory: Duties of operator;

annual inspection.

571.668            Penalties.

 

 

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NAC 571.002  Definitions. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130, 571.135, 571.170, 571.200, 571.210)  As used

in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms

defined in NAC 571.0025 to 571.019,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92; A

by R060-06, 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0025  “Administrator” defined.  “Administrator” means the

Administrator of the Division of Animal Industry of the Department.

     (Supplied in codification)

      NAC 571.0029  “Approved laboratory” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Approved

laboratory” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0033  “Breeding animal” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Breeding

animal” means any sexually intact goat or sheep that is not moving through

slaughter channels to slaughter.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.004  “Department” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.130, 571.135, 571.170, 571.200, 571.210)  “Department”

means the State Department of Agriculture.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.007  “Director” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Director”

means the Director of the Department.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.008  “Entry permit” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)  “Entry

permit” means a number issued by the Department to identify an animal before

the entry of the animal into Nevada is allowed.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.0082  “Exposed animal” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Exposed

animal” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0084  “Exposed flock” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Exposed

flock” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0086  “Flock” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Flock”

has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.009  “Genetically less susceptible exposed sheep” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Genetically

less susceptible exposed sheep” has the meaning ascribed to it in Part I of the

Uniform Methods and Rules.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

 

      NAC 571.0092  “Genetically resistant exposed sheep” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Genetically

resistant exposed sheep” has the meaning ascribed to it in Part I of the Uniform

Methods and Rules.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0094  “Genetically susceptible exposed animal” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Genetically

susceptible exposed animal” has the meaning ascribed to it in Part I of the Uniform

Methods and Rules.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.010  “Health certificate” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)  “Health

certificate” means a certificate concerning the health of an animal that is

issued by a licensed veterinarian who is accredited by the Federal Government

or a health authority of the State or Federal Government.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture Reg., 55, eff. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71;

10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.0104  “High-risk animal” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “High-risk

animal” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0108  “Inconsistent state” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Inconsistent

state” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.011  “Infected flock” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Infected

flock” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.012  “Livestock” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.135, 571.170, 571.210)  “Livestock”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

571.022.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.0124  “Low-risk commercial flock” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Low-risk

commercial flock” has the meaning ascribed to it in Part I of the Uniform

Methods and Rules.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0126  “Low-risk commercial goat” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.130)  “Low-risk

commercial goat” has the meaning ascribed to it in Part I of the Uniform

Methods and Rules.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0128  “Low-risk commercial sheep” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Low-risk

commercial sheep” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.013  “Low-risk exposed animal” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Low-risk

exposed animal” has the meaning ascribed to it in Part I of the Uniform

Methods and Rules.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0135  “Noncompliant flock” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Noncompliant

flock” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.014  “Official” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.170, 571.210)  “Official”

means approved by the Department or the United States Department of

Agriculture.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.0145  “Official scrapie identification” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Official

scrapie identification” means a method of identification approved by the United

States Department of Agriculture as set forth in 9 C.F.R. § 79.2.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.016  “Registered” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)  “Registered”

means a mark or number that identifies an animal which is recorded by an

association of breeders of that animal.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.0164  “Scrapie” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Scrapie”

means a nonfebrile, transmissible, insidious degenerative disease affecting the

central nervous system of goats and sheep.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0166  “Scrapie-positive animal” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Scrapie-positive

animal” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.017  “Slaughter channels” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Slaughter

channels” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0174  “Source flock” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Source

flock” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.0178  “Suspect animal” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Suspect

animal” has the meaning ascribed to it in 9 C.F.R. § 79.1.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.018  “Swine” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.135, 571.170, 571.210)  “Swine”

means a pig or hog of any age, breed or sex.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.0185  “Test-positive animal” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Test-positive

animal” means a goat or sheep that tests positive to an official test for

scrapie.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.019  “Uniform Methods and Rules” defined. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.130)  “Uniform

Methods and Rules” means the Scrapie Eradication Uniform Methods and

Rules, published by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the

United States Department of Agriculture on June 1, 2005, which is hereby

adopted by reference. A copy of this publication may be obtained free of charge

at the Internet address http://aphisweb.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahps/scrapie/umr.pdf.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

 

ENTRY OF FOREIGN ANIMALS

      NAC 571.020  Address for mailing copies of documents. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)  All

copies of health certificates, applications for permits and requests for

additional information relative to the provisions for entry of foreign

livestock should be addressed to the Administrator of the Division of Animal

Industry, State Department of Agriculture, 350 Capitol Hill Avenue, Reno, Nevada

89502, telephone number (775) 688-1180.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture Reg., 55, eff. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71;

10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.025  Performance or confirmation of required tests by official

laboratory. (NRS

571.120, 571.210)  All

tests required for entry of an animal into Nevada must be performed or

confirmed at an official laboratory before a health certificate or an entry

permit is issued.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.030  Horses, mules and asses. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)

     1.  A person shall not ship, transport or

otherwise move a horse, mule or ass into this State unless the horse, mule or

ass:

     (a) Is accompanied by a health certificate; and

     (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2,

reacts negatively to a test for equine infectious anemia that was conducted

within the 6 months before entry.

     2.  The following horses, mules or asses are

exempt from testing for equine infectious anemia:

     (a) A nursing foal which is less than 6 months of

age and which is accompanied by its dam if its dam has reacted negatively to

such a test.

     (b) Horses from Nevada that are used outside the

State for seasonal ranching purposes only.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture Reg., 55, eff. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71;

10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.035  Sheep. (NRS 562.250, 571.120, 571.210)  A person

shall not ship, transport or otherwise move sheep into Nevada unless:

     1.  Each sheep is:

     (a) Accompanied by an entry permit;

     (b) Individually identified using official scrapie

identification; and

     (c) Specified on a health certificate that

includes:

          (1) A statement by the issuing veterinarian

that the sheep is not exhibiting clinical signs associated with scrapie at the

time of examination;

          (2) A statement by the owner verifying that

the sheep is not a scrapie-positive animal, suspect animal, high-risk animal or

exposed animal and that the sheep did not originate from an infected flock,

source flock, exposed flock or noncompliant flock;

          (3) For a breeding animal, the flock of birth

of the sheep; and

          (4) A unique identifying number for the sheep

that is consistent with official scrapie identification.

     2.  All breeding rams that are 6 months of

age or older are tested for Brucella ovis on the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent

Assay (ELISA) test and react negatively to that test within 30 days before

entry into this State.

     3.  The person complies with any additional

rules and regulations governing the importation of sheep adopted by the State

Quarantine Officer.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92; A

by R060-06, 6-28-2006)

 

 

 

      NAC 571.040  Cattle and bison. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, a person shall not ship, transport or otherwise move into Nevada

any cattle or bison that do not react negatively to a test for brucellosis.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, a person shall not ship, transport or otherwise move cattle or

bison into Nevada unless:

     (a) Each animal is accompanied by a health

certificate and an entry permit.

     (b) All female cattle and bison that are 12 months

of age or older bear a legible official tattoo as evidence of calfhood

vaccination against brucellosis.

     (c) The following cattle and bison react negatively

to a test for brucellosis within the 30 days before entry into Nevada:

          (1) All bulls that are 18 months of age or

older;

          (2) Vaccinated female bison that are 24 months

of age or older;

          (3) Vaccinated female dairy cattle that are 20

months of age or older; and

          (4) Other vaccinated female cattle that are 24

months of age or older.

     (d) All cattle and bison that are 12 months of age

or older react negatively to a test for tuberculosis:

          (1) Within the 30 days before entry into

Nevada;

          (2) Not earlier than 90 days after such entry

but not later than 120 days after such entry; and

          (3) Not earlier than 180 days after such entry

but not later than 210 days after such entry.

     (e) All steers originating from Mexico:

          (1) Are branded with the letter “M” on the

right jaw; and

          (2) Have reacted negatively to a test for tuberculosis

within the 12 months before entry into Nevada.

     3.  The Administrator may exempt a person who

wishes to ship, transport or otherwise move into Nevada:

     (a) Cattle and bison from the requirements of

testing for brucellosis if the cattle or bison enter Nevada from a herd, area

or state that is recognized as free of brucellosis by the United States

Department of Agriculture.

     (b) Cattle from the requirements of having a health

certificate, an entry permit and a test for brucellosis before entry into Nevada

if the cattle are moved from a farm of origin to a stockyard which is approved

by the Administrator. A test for brucellosis is required when the cattle arrive

at the stockyard and before the identity of the farm of origin is lost.

     (c) Cattle and bison from the requirement of

testing for tuberculosis if the cattle or bison originate from a state that is

recognized as free of tuberculosis by the United States Department of

Agriculture.

     (d) Cattle from the requirement of calfhood

vaccination against brucellosis if the cattle are shipped, transported or moved

for seasonal grazing in Nevada from an area that is recognized as free of

brucellosis by the United States Department of Agriculture and, within 30 days

before entry into Nevada, test negative for the presence of brucellosis. During

the period in which the cattle are located in Nevada, the ownership of the

cattle must not change and the cattle must not commingle with any other cattle

except for shipment, transport or movement directly to a location for

slaughter.

     4.  A person shall not ship, transport or

move into Nevada any sexually intact cattle originating from Mexico except

under such conditions as are specified by the Administrator.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture Reg., 55, eff. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71;

10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92; R031-01, 4-2-2002)

      NAC 571.045  Permit to move cattle or bison. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)

     1.  An owner of native cattle or bison who

has his or her principal place of operation in Nevada and who owns or controls

property in an adjoining state may apply for a permit to move the native cattle

or bison between the principal place of operation and the property without

obtaining an entry permit or a health certificate. The officer who is

responsible for managing livestock in each state where the cattle or bison

graze must approve the permit. The permit is valid for 1 year and must be

renewed annually. As used in this subsection, “native cattle or bison” means

cattle or bison bearing a brand that is registered in Nevada.

     2.  An owner of cattle or bison who has his

or her principal base of operation in another state may apply for a permit to

move the cattle or bison into Nevada for grazing without obtaining an entry

permit or a health certificate under such conditions as are specified by the

Administrator. The permit is valid for not more than 12 months as determined by

the Administrator and must be renewed upon expiration.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92; A

by R031-01, 4-2-2002)

      NAC 571.050  Swine. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6, a person shall not ship, transport or otherwise move swine into

Nevada unless the swine are accompanied by a health certificate and an entry

permit. If required pursuant to subsection 3, the health certificate must have

the qualification number of the herd of origin and the date of the last test

for pseudorabies.

     2.  The herd of origin of the swine must be

identified by use of:

     (a) An official ear tag;

     (b) A registered tattoo; or

     (c) A registered ear notch.

     3.  Breeding or feeder swine that are 6

months of age or older or weigh 180 pounds or more and any swine entering the

State for an exhibition, show or fair must:

     (a) Have reacted negatively to a test for

pseudorabies conducted within the 30 days before entry;

     (b) Be from a herd qualified by the United States

Department of Agriculture; or

     (c) Be from a state that is classified as stage IV

or V by the United States Department of Agriculture.

     4.  Upon arrival in Nevada, breeding swine

that are not from a state that is classified as stage IV or V by the United

States Department of Agriculture must be isolated from other swine until they

are tested for pseudorabies and negative results are received.

     5.  Feeder swine entering the State that are

less than 6 months of age or weigh less than 180 pounds must:

     (a) Be from a herd that is:

          (1) Monitored for pseudorabies by the state of

origin or qualified as free from pseudorabies by the United States Department

of Agriculture; and

          (2) Validated free from brucellosis by the

United States Department of Agriculture;

     (b) Be from a market that is approved by the State

or Federal Government; or

     (c) Have reacted negatively to a test for

brucellosis and pseudorabies that is conducted within the 30 days before entry.

     6.  Upon arrival in Nevada, feeder swine must

be restricted to the premises of their destination in Nevada until they are

moved directly to slaughter or to a market that is approved by the

Administrator.

     7.  The following swine are not eligible for

entry into Nevada:

     (a) Swine that have been fed untreated food waste;

     (b) Swine that have been exposed to swine fed

untreated food waste; and

     (c) Swine that have been vaccinated for

pseudorabies.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture Reg., 55, eff. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71;

10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.060  Goats. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)

     1.  A person shall not ship, transport or

otherwise move goats into Nevada unless each goat is:

     (a) Accompanied by an entry permit;

     (b) Individually identified using official scrapie

identification; and

 

     (c) Specified on a health certificate that

includes:

          (1) A statement by the issuing veterinarian

that the goat is not exhibiting clinical signs associated with scrapie at the

time of examination;

          (2) A statement signed by the owner certifying

that the goat is not a scrapie-positive animal, suspect animal, high-risk

animal or exposed animal and that the goat did not originate from an infected

flock, source flock, exposed flock or noncompliant flock; and

          (3) A unique identifying number for the goat

that is consistent with official scrapie identification.

     2.  In addition to the requirements of

subsection 1, a goat imported into Nevada for dairy or breeding purposes must

have reacted negatively to tests for tuberculosis and brucellosis within the 30

days before the date of entry.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture Reg., 55, eff. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71;

10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92; R060-06, 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.065  Game, fur-bearing and wild animals. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)

     1.  In addition to the requirements of

subsection 2, if applicable, a person shall not ship, transport or otherwise

move game, fur-bearing or wild animals into Nevada unless he or she complies

with any additional requirements of the Department for entry into this State

for that animal.

     2.  A person shall not ship, transport or

otherwise move into Nevada:

     (a) A North American elk unless it reacts

negatively to a test for brucellosis within the 30 days before entry into

Nevada; and

     (b) Any species of the family Cervidae that is

domesticated unless it reacts negatively to tests for tuberculosis and

brucellosis within the 30 days before entry into Nevada.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.070  Poultry and birds. (NRS 571.120, 571.130, 571.210)

     1.  A person shall not ship, transport or

otherwise move chickens, turkeys, or other poultry or domesticated birds into

Nevada unless each chicken, turkey, other poultry or bird is accompanied by a

health certificate.

     2.  Poultry and game birds that have been

reared in captivity and hatching eggs must be produced from flocks which meet

the requirements concerning pullorum typhoid mycoplasma gallispeticum and

mycoplasma synoviae set forth in the “National Poultry Improvement Plan” or the

“National Turkey Improvement Plan” which are hereby adopted by reference. The

health certificate must verify that the poultry, game birds or hatching eggs

meet the requirements of the applicable plan. The plans are available without

charge from the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant

Health Inspection Division, Federal Building, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782.

     3.  Permission for entry of an exotic or wild

bird into this State must be obtained from the Department of Wildlife, P.O. Box

10678, Reno, Nevada 89510, telephone number (775) 688-1500.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture Reg., 55, eff. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71;

10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.075  Foxes, skunks and raccoons. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)  A person

shall not ship, transport or otherwise move foxes, skunks or raccoons into

Nevada.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

 

 

 

 

 

      NAC 571.080  Dogs and cats. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)  A person

shall not ship, transport or otherwise move a dog or cat into Nevada unless:

     1.  Each dog or cat is accompanied by a

health certificate; and

     2.  A dog or cat that is 3 months of age or

older is vaccinated against rabies pursuant to the Annual National

Compendium of Animal Rabies Control which is hereby adopted by reference.

The compendium is available without charge from the National Association of

State Public Health Veterinarians, Dr. Kathy Smith, Secretary, Ohio Department

of Health, 246 North High Street, P.O. Box 118, Columbus, Ohio 43266-0118,

telephone number (614) 466-0283.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture Reg., 55, eff. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71;

10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.085  Other species. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)  A person

who wishes to ship, transport or otherwise move into Nevada a species not named

in this chapter must comply with any requirements of the Department.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.090  Shipment of livestock through State; notice of delay in shipment. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)

     1.  Any class of livestock covered by the

regulations on entry of foreign livestock may pass through the State in a railroad

car or truck without restriction, if no part of the shipment is diverted within

this State or unloaded for feed and rest for not more than 48 hours.

     2.  If the livestock is held at any point

within this State for more than 48 hours, immediate notice must be sent to the

Administrator.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture Reg., 55, eff. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71;

10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.095  Transportation of livestock: Stops for inspection; possession of

health certificates; sanitation. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)

     1.  A person who is transporting livestock

shall stop at a check point for inspection of the livestock if requested by an

employee of the Department.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, a person who is transporting livestock shall carry health

certificates for the livestock. The health certificates must have been issued

within the previous 30 days.

     3.  The following livestock are not required

to have health certificates:

     (a) Livestock being transported only within Nevada.

     (b) Livestock being transported into Nevada for

grazing if the driver has in his or her immediate possession a grazing permit

issued by the Department.

     (c) Livestock being transported into Nevada only

for slaughter.

     (d) Livestock being transported through Nevada if

the state of destination for the livestock does not require a health

certificate.

     4.  An owner or operator of a conveyance used

for transporting livestock shall maintain the conveyance in a sanitary

condition. If a conveyance is used to transport livestock infected with or

exposed to an infectious disease, the owner or operator must have the conveyance

cleaned and disinfected if so ordered by the Administrator.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92; A

by R031-01, 4-2-2002)

      NAC 571.100  Livestock for use in rodeo. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)  A person

shall not ship, transport or otherwise move livestock into Nevada for use in a

rodeo unless:

     1.  Each animal is accompanied by a health

certificate and an entry permit;

     2.  Cattle and bison react negatively to a

test for brucellosis within the 12 months before the date of entry into Nevada;

and

     3.  Roping steers and fighting cattle

imported from Mexico react negatively to a test for tuberculosis within the 12

months before the date of entry into Nevada.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.105  Livestock for sale, show, fairs or other public exhibition. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)  A person

shall not ship, transport or otherwise move livestock into Nevada for sale,

show, fairs or other public exhibition unless the person complies with the

applicable requirements for entry for that animal.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.110  Animals under quarantine. (NRS 571.120, 571.210)

     1.  A person shall not ship, transport or

otherwise move into Nevada an animal that is under quarantine by any state or

the Federal Government unless he or she:

     (a) Complies with the provisions of the quarantine;

and

     (b) Receives prior approval of the Administrator.

     2.  As a condition of approving such a move,

the Administrator may require:

     (a) That livestock be tested, treated or examined

before entry into Nevada; and

     (b) A certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian

who is accredited by the Federal Government or a state or federal animal health

official as evidence of testing, treatment or examination.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

FEEDING FOOD WASTE TO SWINE

      NAC 571.150  Definitions. (NRS 571.120, 571.135)  As used in

NAC 571.150 to 571.190,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Animal” means all domesticated and wild

mammals, birds and fish.

     2.  “Food waste” means any waste, discarded

or by-product material resulting from handling, preparation, cooking and

consumption of foods, or the slaughtering and processing of animals for food,

which contains or may contain, meat or meat scraps.

     3.  “Person” means the State, any

municipality, political subdivision, institution, public or private

corporation, natural person, partnership or other entity.

     4.  “Swine” means a pig or hog of any age or

sex.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 57, eff. 5-11-69; A 6-1-72;

9-11-76]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 8-31-84)

      NAC 571.160  Permit to operate facility for treatment of food waste. (NRS 571.120, 571.135)

     1.  Any person desiring to operate a facility

for the treatment of food waste to be fed to animals may apply for a permit on

a form provided by the Department. A separate application must be submitted for

each facility which will be operated by the applicant. A permit will be granted

only on the presentation of satisfactory evidence that the applicant has

equipment and facilities adequate to comply with the provisions of NAC 571.150 to 571.180,

inclusive, and 9 C.F.R. Part 166.

     2.  Each person to whom a permit is granted

shall comply with the provisions of NAC 571.150 to 571.180, inclusive, and 9 C.F.R. Part 166. A permit

will be cancelled on the basis of satisfactory evidence of failure to comply

with the provisions of NAC 571.150 to 571.180, inclusive, or 9 C.F.R. Part 166, on the part

of the holder or the failure to maintain his or her equipment or premises in

accord with the provisions of the permit.

     3.  The annual fee for a permit is $25 for

each calendar year. The same fee is assessed for each new permit issued and

shall be deemed as payment for the fee for the remainder of the year. The fee

is required of all persons who process food waste except those specified in

subsection 2 of NRS 571.135. The

annual renewal fee is due on January 1 of each year.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 57, eff. 5-11-69; A 6-1-72;

9-11-76]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 8-31-84; 11-9-84; 7-2-85; 7-8-92)

 

      NAC 571.170  Cooking requirements. (NRS 571.120, 571.135)

     1.  All food waste must be cooked within 72

hours after arrival on the premises.

     2.  All cooking equipment and facilities for

holding uncooked food waste must be so located that poultry, pets, livestock or

other animals cannot gain access to them at any time. The area for processing

food waste must be properly drained to allow rapid and thorough cleaning after

every operation.

     3.  Adequate storage containers, feeding

platforms and troughs for food waste must be provided and the equipment and

premises maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 57, eff. 5-11-69; A 6-1-72;

9-11-76]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 8-31-84)

      NAC 571.180  Inspections; sanitary requirements. (NRS 571.120, 571.135)

     1.  Licensed facilities will be inspected at

the minimum of once every 3 months. A reinspection will be performed regardless

of the planned frequency of inspection.

     2.  All pen areas must be constructed so they

may be thoroughly cleaned without interference of shades or structures within

the pen.

     3.  All extraneous materials such as bones,

bottles, cans and other inedible materials must be collected at frequent

intervals, removed from the area and disposed of in a sanitary landfill or

other acceptable manner.

     4.  Any dead animal, manure or other waste

material must be disposed of in a sanitary landfill or other approved manner.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 57, eff. 5-11-69; A 6-1-72;

9-11-76]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 8-31-84)

      NAC 571.190  Disciplinary action. (NRS 571.120, 571.135, 571.170)

     1.  Any animal which is fed food waste in

violation of NAC 571.150 to 571.180,

inclusive, or 9 C.F.R. Part 166 and which develops any contagious or infectious

disease as the result of such feeding, is subject to quarantine and treatment,

at the owner’s expense, or slaughter and disposal without payment of any

indemnity as otherwise provided by law.

     2.  Any person whose permit has been

suspended for any reason shall not process food waste for 30 days during which

time corrective action must be taken and none of the person’s employees will be

licensed for the purposes of operating the facility owned or operated by him or

her while the order of suspension is in effect.

     3.  Any person whose permit has been revoked

is not eligible to apply for a new permit until 1 year after the effective date

of the revocation.

     4.  Any person who desires the reinstatement

of a license that has been revoked must apply for a new permit.

     5.  All premises at which food waste has been

processed in violation of NAC 571.150 to 571.180, inclusive, or 9 C.F.R. Part 166 must be

cleaned and disinfected under the supervision of an inspector or a licensed

veterinarian who is accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture

before any further use of those premises. All troughs and other feeding and

watering appliances must be emptied. All litter, garbage, manure and other

organic material must be removed from the floors, posts or other parts of the

equipment. All litter, garbage, manure and other organic material must be

handled in such manner as not to allow contact with any animals. All surfaces

must be cleaned with water and detergent. The entire surface of the equipment,

fencing, troughs, chutes, floors, walls and all other parts of the facilities

must be saturated with an approved disinfectant.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 57, eff. 5-11-69; A 6-1-72;

9-11-76]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 8-31-84; 7-2-85)

 

 

CARCASSES OF DISEASED ANIMALS

      NAC 571.200  Disposal of carcasses of diseased livestock. (NRS 571.120, 571.200)

     1.  A person who is required to dispose of the

carcass of an animal pursuant to NRS

571.200 may comply with the requirements of that section by:

     (a) Burying the carcass within 24 hours after death

or discovery so that no part of the carcass remains within 3 feet of the

surface at grade; or

     (b) Causing the carcass to be consumed by fire

within 24 hours after death or discovery.

     2.  The Department will issue permits for the

conveyance of carcasses subject to NRS

571.200 on public highways and roads. Each holder of a permit shall handle

and dispose of carcasses in a manner prescribed by the Division of Animal

Industry of the Department and set forth in the permit.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 49, eff. 6-1-62]

      NAC 571.210  Feeding of flesh or offal of unwholesome animal to animals or

fowl. (NRS

571.120)  The

flesh or offal of an animal that is unwholesome shall not be fed to animals or

fowl except as follows:

     1.  Any person who feeds unwholesome flesh or

offal to animals or fowl must first receive a permit from the Division of

Animal Industry of the Department to do so. Before a permit is issued, the

person must satisfy the Department that all such material will be exposed in a

tank or digester to a minimum temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit for at

least a 3-hour period for dry rendering or a minimum temperature of 240 degrees

Fahrenheit for 3 hours for wet rendering, and that all such materials will be

so processed before being fed to animals or fowl.

     2.  Failure to comply with this chapter or

the terms set forth in the permit shall be sufficient cause for cancellation of

the permit.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 49, eff. 6-1-62]

CONTROL OF BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

      NAC 571.300  Permit or license required for production of certain media used

for diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease. (NRS 571.120)  A person

may not sell, use or distribute in this State a serum, vaccine, bacterin or biological

product which is used as a diagnostic agent or used in the prevention or

treatment of diseases of livestock unless it has been produced in accordance

with a permit or license granted by:

     1.  The United States Department of

Agriculture;

     2.  The Department;

     3.  The Agricultural Research Service; or

     4.  An agency authorized by the Department.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 48, eff. 6-1-62]—(NAC A

by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.310  Restricted vaccines and other products. (NRS 571.120)  A person

shall not sell, use, distribute or possess any of the following products

without the written permission of the Administrator:

     1.  Brucella abortus vaccine;

     2.  Pseudorabies vaccine;

     3.  Paratuberculosis vaccine;

     4.  Rabies vaccine; or

     5.  Any vaccine, bacteriological or

biological product which is a hazard to the livestock industry of this State.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 48, eff. 6-1-62]—(NAC A

by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.330  Restricted diagnostic agents. (NRS 571.120)  A person

shall not sell, use, distribute or possess any of the following diagnostic

agents without the written permission of the Administrator:

     1.  Brucella abortus antigen;

     2.  Tuberculin or any biologic agent used for

the diagnosis of bovine or avian tuberculosis or paratuberculosis; or

     3.  Any biological agent which is used for

the diagnosis of any disease of animal under an eradication program entered

into by the State or Federal Government.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 48, eff. 6-1-62]—(NAC A

by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

BRUCELLOSIS

      NAC 571.340  Definitions.  As

used in NAC 571.340 to 571.370,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NAC 571.342 to 571.352,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification)

      NAC 571.342  “Adjacent herd” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Adjacent

herd” means a herd:

     1.  Separated by a single fence from;

     2.  Sharing a common pasture or range with;

or

     3.  Containing animals exchanged from,

Ê a herd

infected with brucellosis.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Agriculture, eff. 9-17-82)

      NAC 571.347  “Herd” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Herd”

means a herd of livestock which is:

     1.  Under common ownership or supervision;

and

     2.  Grouped on one or more parts of any

single parcel of land or on two or more parcels of land which are

geographically separated but under common ownership or supervision.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Agriculture, eff. 9-17-82)

      NAC 571.351  “Originating herd” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Originating

herd” means a herd determined through epidemiological tracing to have been the

origin of some or all of the livestock in another herd which are found to be

infected with brucellosis.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Agriculture, eff. 9-17-82)

      NAC 571.352  “Receiving herd” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Receiving

herd” means a herd found by epidemiological tracing to have received livestock

from another herd which was infected with brucellosis.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Agriculture, eff. 9-17-82)

      NAC 571.355  Vaccination of female cattle or bison before change of ownership. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  Female

cattle or bison that are more than 12 months of age must be vaccinated for

brucellosis before any change of ownership occurs in Nevada unless the cattle

or bison are:

     1.  Identified as spayed females in a manner

approved by the Administrator;

     2.  Sold for slaughter directly to or through

a sales yard that is approved by the Administrator;

 

 

 

 

     3.  Sold and immediately transported to a

destination that is located outside Nevada; or

     4.  Consigned for finishing to a feedlot that

is registered with the United States Department of Agriculture and, after

finishing, are moved from the feedlot to a location for slaughter.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 61, eff. 10-1-80]—(NAC

A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92; R031-01, 4-2-2002)

      NAC 571.360  Exemption from requirement for vaccination. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  The

Administrator may grant a variance from the requirements of NAC 571.355 to a ranching operation if there are

unique and extraordinary circumstances existing which justify a variance.

     [Dep’t. of Agriculture, part No. 61, eff. 10-1-80]—(NAC

A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.365  Procedure for observing and testing livestock after discovery of

exposure to brucellosis. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)

     1.  Once brucellosis has been

epidemiologically traced to a receiving or originating herd in Nevada, the

Director will place that herd under a written hold order.

     2.  If the Director notifies the owner of a

herd that his or her herd has been classified as an adjacent, originating or

receiving herd, he or she shall, within 30 days after the notification, develop

a written plan for observing and testing the herd. The development of the plan

must be done in cooperation with the federal veterinarian for the area. The

plan must include a schedule for testing the herd for brucellosis. If such a

plan is not developed within the prescribed 30-day period, the owner of the

herd shall confer with the federal veterinarian for the area and an

epidemiologist to formulate a suitable plan. If the herd is pastured on public

land, a representative of the agency administering that land must be asked to

participate in the conference.

     3.  If all animals in an adjacent,

originating or receiving herd react negatively, the entire herd must be given a

second test for brucellosis. The second test must be completed from 6 months to

8 months after the herd which was originally infected is released from

quarantine.

     4.  If the plan of testing requires testing

of all the animals in an adjacent, originating or receiving herd, the testing

must be accomplished at the earliest opportunity, but not later than 6 months

after the date on which the development of the plan is completed.

     5.  An owner, or his or her representative,

will be notified by the Director within 30 days after his or her herd had been

shown by epidemiological tracing to have been associated with an infected herd.

The notice will be given by personal service and by mail.

     6.  The owner, or his or her representative,

of a herd which has been adjacent to, was originated from, or received infected

cattle will be notified by the Director within 30 days after the herd which was

originally infected is released from quarantine.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Agriculture, eff. 9-17-82)

      NAC 571.370  Procedure for identification and disposal of livestock infected

with brucellosis. (NRS 571.120, 571.150, 571.170, 571.190)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, an animal which reacts positively to a test for brucellosis must

be identified within 15 days after the test by:

     (a) Being branded with the letter “B” (at least 2 x

2 inches) with a hot iron on the left jaw; and

     (b) Having placed in its left ear a tag which

indicates a positive reaction and which has been approved by the Director.

     2.  Swine are exempt from the branding

requirement.

     3.  An animal which reacted positively must

remain on the immediate premises where it was discovered until a state or

federal permit has been obtained to move the animal to a location where it can

be slaughtered.

 

 

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5, livestock which react positively to a test for brucellosis and

which are already branded must be removed from the premises within 15 days

after the identification and sold for immediate slaughter pursuant to a state

or federal permit.

     5.  The cooperating state or federal

officials in charge may extend the time limits on identification and removal

for reasons which are mutually acceptable to the owner and the official.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Agriculture, eff. 9-17-82; A

by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92)

EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA

      NAC 571.380  Definitions. (NRS 571.120)  As used

in NAC 571.380 to 571.410,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Equine infectious anemia” means a

disease caused by virus of the horse, commonly known as swamp fever, which is

infectious in nature and spreads by improper use of hypodermic needles or other

instruments and by insects. The disease may be acute, subacute, chronic or

inapparent.

     2.  “Horse” means any member of the equine

family including any horse, mule or ass.

     3.  “Person” means the State, any

municipality, political subdivision, institution, public or private

corporation, natural person, partnership or other entity.

     4.  “Reactor” means a horse, over 9 months of

age, that reacts positively to an approved serological test for equine

infectious anemia performed by an approved laboratory.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 59, eff. 1-12-75]—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 571.250)

      NAC 571.390  Official tests and procedures. (NRS 571.120)

     1.  Positive diagnosis is made by using the

agar gel immuno diffusion test (Coggins Test) or other approved tests to be

conducted at any laboratory approved and recognized as an official laboratory

for the diagnosis of the equine disease, equine infectious anemia.

     2.  Blood samples collected for the purpose

of testing for equine infectious anemia must be done by a practicing

veterinarian at the owner’s request and expense, or by a veterinarian employed

by the Federal Government or this State.

     3.  A complete, positive identification of

the horse must be made by the veterinarian at the time of the blood sample

collection.

     4.  An owner of a horse on which the approved

test is to be conducted must be advised as to the agreed procedure that is to

follow in the event the animal is positive to the official test and an

agreement must be signed by the owner of the animal in which the owner agrees

to the disposition of the horse as outlined.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 59, eff. 1-12-75]

      NAC 571.400  Quarantines. (NRS 571.120)

     1.  An equine found positive to the approved

test must be quarantined to the premises of origin as provided by law.

     2.  Permission may be granted by the

Department to move reactor animals, if such movement is in the best interest of

all concerned.

     3.  A horse under quarantine will be released

only upon the death of the reactor, or if it is legally removed from this State

under permit, and such testing of all other horses on the premises shows they

are negative to this disease as required.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 59, eff. 1-12-75]

      NAC 571.410  Branding. (NRS 571.120)

     1.  An equine positive to the approved test

must be branded on the left side of the neck with a hot or cold brand with the

number “88” followed by the letter “A.”

     2.  The brand must be not less than 2 inches

high.

     3.  The branding and quarantining must be by

or under the supervision of a veterinarian employed by this State or the

Federal Government, when he or she is satisfied that the animal to be branded

and quarantined is a positive reactor to the test.

     [Dep’t of Agriculture, part No. 59, eff. 1-12-75]

PSEUDORABIES

      NAC 571.450  Veterinarians: Reporting results of test for pseudorabies;

providing identification of herd of origin. (NRS 571.120, 571.150, 571.160)

     1.  A veterinarian who administers a test for

pseudorabies on a swine shall report the results to the Administrator or an

epidemiologist endorsed by the Administrator and federal animal health

officials within 7 days after the test is administered. The report must be

submitted on a form approved by the Administrator.

     2.  If a swine is not individually identified

by an official eartag, a registered tattoo or a registered ear notch that also

identifies the herd of origin of the swine, the veterinarian who administers

the test for pseudorabies must provide such identification.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.455  Isolation or slaughter of swine that does not react negatively to

test for pseudorabies. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  A swine

which does not react negatively to a test for pseudorabies:

     1.  Must be removed from the rest of the herd

and kept isolated from other swine until it is retested and negative results

are obtained; or

     2.  May be moved directly to immediate

slaughter if written permission is received from the Administrator or his or

her authorized representative.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.460  Isolation and identification of swine that reacts positively to test

for pseudorabies. (NRS 571.120, 571.170)

     1.  A swine which reacts positively to a test

for pseudorabies must be:

     (a) Removed from the rest of the herd and kept

isolated from other swine; and

     (b) Identified by placement of an official reactor

tag in the left ear of the swine.

     2.  A swine which reacts positively to a test

for pseudorabies must not be returned to the herd.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.465  Quarantine of herd: Imposition; period of effect. (NRS 571.120, 571.170)

     1.  The Director will place a quarantine on a

herd of swine if one swine in the herd reacts positively to a test for

pseudorabies.

     2.  A quarantine imposed for pseudorabies

will remain in effect until:

     (a) All swine on the premises identified in the

quarantine have been moved to slaughter after receipt of permission by the

Administrator; or

     (b) All swine which react positively to a test for

pseudorabies have been moved to slaughter and a plan for the herd is

established pursuant to NAC 571.470.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.470  Quarantine of herd: Development of plan for herd. (NRS 571.120, 571.130, 571.170)

     1.  The Department, in conjunction with the

owner of a herd of swine that is quarantined for pseudorabies, shall develop a

written plan for the herd within 30 days after the herd is quarantined. The

plan must be signed by the owner of the herd and the Administrator or his or

her authorized representative.

     2.  The plan must comply with the standards

published in “The Pseudorabies Herd Plan Manual” and “Pseudorabies Eradication,

State-Federal-Industry Program Standards” which are hereby adopted by

reference. The manual is available without cost from the Livestock Conservation

Institute, 6414 Copps Avenue, Suite 204, Madison, Wisconsin 53718, telephone

number (608) 221-4848. The standards are available without cost from the United

States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Division,

Room 735, Federal Building, 6505 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782,

telephone number (301) 436-7767.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.475  Use of pseudorabies vaccine. (NRS 571.120, 571.170)

     1.  The use of a pseudorabies vaccine:

     (a) Is restricted to state or federal animal health

officials or their authorized representatives.

     (b) Must be by agreement between the owner of the

herd and the Department.

     2.  The conditions for use of the vaccine

must be included in the plan for the herd developed pursuant to NAC 571.470.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.480  Random testing of breeding swine; restriction on feed. (NRS 571.120, 571.135, 571.150)  The

owner of swine shall:

     1.  Randomly test at least 10 percent of the

breeding swine in the herd annually for pseudorabies.

     2.  Not feed uncooked dead poultry or any

other uncooked domesticated or wild animal to the swine.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.485  Testing of certain breeding swine upon change of ownership. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, if the ownership of a breeding swine that is 6 months of age or

older or weighs 180 pounds or more changes within the State, the swine must

have a test for pseudorabies within the 30 days before or after the change of

ownership.

     2.  The following swine are exempt from the

requirements of subsection 1:

     (a) Swine from a herd that has been qualified by

the United States Department of Agriculture as a herd that is free from

pseudorabies; or

     (b) Swine that is sold from its premises of origin

and removed directly to slaughter.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.490  Swine offered for sale at livestock market. (NRS 571.120, 571.150, 571.170)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection

6, a swine that is 6 months of age or older or weighs 180 pounds or over, and

offered for sale at a livestock market must be tested for pseudorabies.

     2.  The premises of origin of a swine that is

offered for sale at a livestock market must be identified by:

     (a) An official eartag;

     (b) A registered tattoo; or

     (c) A registered ear notch.

     3.  At a livestock market, a swine that

reacts positively to a test for pseudorabies or has been exposed to a swine

that has reacted positively to such a test must be held separately and must not

be allowed to come in contact with other swine.

     4.  Swine that react positively to a test for

pseudorabies and swine that are part of the consignment from which a swine has

reacted positively may be moved to slaughter by permission of the

Administrator.

     5.  A breeding swine that has been exposed to

a swine which has reacted positively to a test for pseudorabies may be

consigned directly to slaughter.

     6.  The following swine are exempt from the

requirements of subsection 1:

     (a) Swine from a herd that has been qualified by

the United States Department of Agriculture as a herd free from pseudorabies;

or

     (b) Swine from a state that is classified as stage

IV or V by the United States Department of Agriculture.

     7.  If a swine has a positive result on a

test for pseudorabies at a livestock market, all the swine from the same herd

must be tested.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.495  Swine shown in exhibition, show or fair. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, a swine that is shown in an exhibition, show or fair must

originate from a herd which has had no clinical evidence of pseudorabies in the

previous 12 months and must be given a test for pseudorabies within the 30 days

before the event.

     2.  A swine that originates from a herd that

has been qualified by the United States Department of Agriculture as a herd

free from pseudorabies is exempt from testing. The qualification number of the

herd and the date of the last test must be recorded on a certificate of

veterinary inspection.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.500  Exemption from testing for pseudorabies. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  A swine

that is under 6 months of age or weighs less than 180 pounds and that

originated within the State is exempt from testing for pseudorabies when it is

moved to a feedlot in Nevada from which the swine are moved directly to

immediate slaughter.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.505  Swine submitted to slaughter plant. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  If a

swine that is 6 months of age or older or weighs 180 pounds or more is

submitted to a slaughter plant:

     1.  The premises of origin must be

identified; and

     2.  A blood sample must be collected at the

time of slaughter.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.510  Records of licensed swine dealer. (NRS 571.120)

     1.  A licensed swine dealer must keep records

of all swine purchased for resale.

     2.  The records must:

     (a) Include the herd of origin and the destination

of the swine.

     (b) Be kept for 2 years.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.515  Disposal of carcass of swine. (NRS 571.120)  The

owner of a domesticated or feral swine must dispose of the carcass of the

animal in accordance with the provisions of NAC 571.200.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer, eff. 7-8-92)

      NAC 571.550  Exhibition or transfer of ownership of goat or sheep; removal of

goat or sheep from slaughter channels. (NRS 562.250, 571.120)

     1.  A person who exhibits a goat or sheep at

an exhibition, show or fair shall provide for the goat or sheep official

scrapie identification to its flock of birth.

     2.  A person who transfers ownership of a

goat or sheep within Nevada shall provide for the goat or sheep official

scrapie identification to its flock of birth if the goat or sheep is:

     (a) A goat or sheep that is not in slaughter

channels, excluding:

          (1) A low-risk commercial goat; or

          (2) A low-risk commercial sheep that is under

18 months of age from a low-risk commercial flock;

     (b) A sheep that is 18 months of age or older;

     (c) An exposed animal;

     (d) A suspect animal;

     (e) A test-positive animal;

     (f) A high-risk animal;

     (g) A low-risk exposed animal;

     (h) A genetically susceptible exposed animal;

     (i) A genetically less susceptible exposed sheep;

     (j) A genetically resistant exposed sheep; or

     (k) A goat or sheep from a noncompliant flock.

     3.  A person shall not remove a goat or sheep

from slaughter channels unless the animal:

     (a) Has official scrapie identification to its

flock of birth;

     (b) Is not from an inconsistent state; and

     (c) Is not an:

          (1) Exposed animal;

          (2) Animal from an infected flock; or

          (3) Animal from a source flock.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

      NAC 571.555  Death or destruction of certain goats or sheep. (NRS 562.250, 571.120)  The

owner of a goat or sheep which is a high-risk animal and which is female and

has given birth, a scrapie-positive animal or a suspect animal, upon the death

or destruction of the animal, shall:

     1.  Submit tissue from the animal to an

approved laboratory; and

     2.  If the animal is a scrapie-positive

animal or suspect animal, dispose of the carcass of the animal in accordance

with NRS 571.200.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R060-06,

eff. 6-28-2006)

TRICHOMONOSIS

      NAC 571.600  Definitions. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  As used

in NAC 571.600 to 571.668,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NAC 571.602 to 571.638,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.602  “Accredited veterinarian” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.130, 571.150)  “Accredited

veterinarian” means a licensed veterinarian approved by the Administrator and

the Veterinary Services of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of

the United States Department of Agriculture in accordance with the provisions

of 9 C.F.R. Part 161.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.604  “Exposed to female cattle” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Exposed

to female cattle” means left sufficiently free from restraint such that

breeding is a possibility.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.606  “Herd” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Herd”

means a group of cattle that is:

     1.  Under common ownership or supervision;

and

     2.  Grouped on one or more parts of any

single parcel of land or on two or more parcels of land which are

geographically separated but under common ownership or supervision.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.607  “Hold order” defined. (NRS 561.295, 571.120, 571.150, 571.170)  “Hold

order” means an order issued pursuant to NRS 561.295 for infection with

trichomonosis.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R208-08,

eff. 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.608  “Negative test result” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Negative

test result” means that a specimen taken from a bull by an accredited

veterinarian or veterinary technician is determined not to contain trichomonas

organisms.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.610  “Neighboring herd” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Neighboring

herd” means a herd that:

     1.  Is separated by a single fence from

another herd;

     2.  Shares a common pasture or range with

another herd;

     3.  Contains cattle exchanged from another

herd; or

     4.  Contains cattle that were found estray or

stray, as defined in NAC 571.650.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.612  “Official laboratory” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Official

laboratory” means a laboratory that is approved by the Department and follows

official protocol:

     1.  To conduct a culture test on a specimen

for the presence of trichomonas organisms; or   2.  To confirm by

polymerase chain reaction testing whether a specimen is positive for

Tritrichomonas foetus.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.614  “Official protocol” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Official

protocol” means operating procedures set forth by the Administrator that a

laboratory must follow to maintain its status as an official laboratory.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.616  “Official tag” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Official

tag” means a tag authorized by the Department and approved by the Administrator

that is usually placed in the right ear of a bull by an accredited veterinarian

or veterinary technician to indicate the status of the bull with respect to trichomonosis.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.618  “Official test for trichomonosis” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Official

test for trichomonosis” means a test for trichomonosis that is performed on a

bull in this State where:

     1.  The test is performed by an accredited

veterinarian or veterinary technician who is registered with the Department

pursuant to NAC 571.640;

     2.  The specimen collected from the bull is

tested in an official laboratory;

     3.  The testing complies with the provisions

of NAC 571.664 and 571.666;

and

     4.  The testing is performed in accordance

with any testing procedures approved by the Administrator.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.620  “Positive test result” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Positive

test result” means that a specimen collected from a bull by an accredited

veterinarian or veterinary technician is determined to contain trichomonas

organisms.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06, eff.

3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.622  “Qualified feedlot” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Qualified

feedlot” means a feedlot that:

     1.  Is approved by the Administrator to house

cattle temporarily for upgrade or finish feeding; and

     2.  Confines the cattle to the premises of a

dry lot area.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.624  “Slaughter channel” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Slaughter

channel” means the sale, transfer or direct movement of cattle to a:

     1.  Slaughter facility;

     2.  Qualified feedlot for direct movement to

a slaughter facility; or

     3.  Stockyard that is approved by the

Administrator for sale to a slaughter facility or a qualified feedlot.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06, eff.

3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.626  “Slaughter facility” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Slaughter

facility” means a facility that is approved by the Administrator to slaughter

cattle.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.628  “Specimen” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Specimen”

means a sample taken from the preputial cavity of a bull by an accredited

veterinarian or veterinary technician.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.630  “Stockyard” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Stockyard”

means a facility where an auction or similar trading in livestock is conducted

and where:

     1.  Yarding, feeding and watering places are

provided by the stockyard or a transportation company; or

     2.  Livestock associations or similar

companies maintain corrals for feeding, shearing, dipping and separating

animals.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.632  “Test chart” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Test

chart” means an official document signed by an accredited veterinarian or

veterinary technician which certifies that a bull has been subjected to an

official test for trichomonosis and indicates the results of the test.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.633  “Test eligible bull” defined. (NRS

571.120, 571.150)  “Test

eligible bull” means an intact male bovine that is 12 months of age or older.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R208-08,

eff. 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.634  “Total confinement operation” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Total

confinement operation” means a dry lot feeding operation where none of the

sexually active cattle are allowed access to pasture or to mingle with other cattle

outside the confines of the premises of the operation.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.636  “Trichomonosis” defined. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Trichomonosis”

means a sexually transmitted disease of cattle caused by the protozoan parasite

Tritrichomonas foetus.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.638  “Veterinary technician” defined.

(NRS 571.120, 571.150)  “Veterinary

technician” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 638.013.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.640  Registration of accredited veterinarian or veterinary technician

to perform official tests for trichomonosis. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  An

accredited veterinarian or veterinary technician may register with the Department

to perform official tests for trichomonosis if he or she has completed a

training program approved by the Department on trichomonosis and how properly

to perform an official test for trichomonosis on a bull, or demonstrates

adequate knowledge of such matters to the satisfaction of the Director.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.642  Prerequisites to movement of test eligible bull into State;

exemption from requirements. (NRS 571.120, 571.150, 571.210)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2 and NAC 571.644, a person shall not

ship, transport or otherwise move into this State any test eligible bull unless

the test eligible bull:

     (a) Has tested negative for trichomonosis, as

evidenced by a test performed on a specimen taken from the test eligible bull

by an accredited veterinarian within 60 days before entering this State; and

     (b) Is accompanied by a health certificate issued

by the accredited veterinarian which specifies the date of the testing and

collection of the specimen and which:

          (1) Verifies that the test eligible bull has

tested negative for trichomonosis and that trichomonosis has not been diagnosed

in the herd of origin of the test eligible bull during the previous 12 months;

or

          (2) If the test eligible bull is from a herd

that has tested positive for trichomonosis during the previous 12 months,

verifies that the test eligible bull has tested negative for trichomonosis in

each of its three most recent tests before entering this State and that each

such test was performed at least 1 week apart and complied with the official

program to test for trichomonosis in the state of origin of the test eligible

bull.

     2.  The Administrator may exempt from the

requirements of subsection 1 a person who wishes to ship, transport or

otherwise move into this State:

     (a) A test eligible bull bearing a tag issued by an

accredited veterinarian of another state that has an official program to test

for trichomonosis;

     (b) A test eligible bull moving directly to

slaughter or to a qualified feedlot;

     (c) A feeder bull;

     (d) A rodeo bull for the purpose of exhibition so

long as the bull will not:

          (1) Have access to grazing;

          (2) Be exposed to female cattle; or

          (3) Be offered for sale or lease; or

     (e) A test eligible bull for the purpose of

exhibition at a livestock show so long as the test eligible bull will be

returned to its state of origin upon the completion of the exhibition and will

not:

          (1) Have access to grazing;

          (2) Be exposed to female cattle; or

          (3) Be offered for sale or lease.

     3.  As used in this section, “feeder bull”

means a test eligible bull that is:

     (a) Sufficiently restrained from female cattle such

that breeding is not a possibility; and

     (b) Kept in a total confinement operation for the

purpose of feeding and eventual slaughter.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

 

 

      NAC 571.644  Testing of commuter bull that is test eligible bull; application

for commuter permit. (NRS 571.120, 571.150, 571.210)

     1.  The owner or lessee of a commuter bull

that is a test eligible bull shall ensure that the commuter bull has been

tested for trichomonosis by an accredited veterinarian or veterinary

technician:

     (a) Annually, between October 1 and the following

May 31; and

     (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2,

before it is exposed to female cattle.

     2.  If the commuter bull is from an infected

herd, the owner or lessee of the commuter bull shall ensure that the commuter

bull is not exposed to female cattle unless:

     (a) The commuter bull has received a negative test

result in each of its three most recent tests for trichomonosis that were

performed at least 7 days apart; and

     (b) The sample for each test was collected at least

7 days apart and tested for trichomonosis.

     3.  An application for a commuter permit must

be accompanied by a copy of the results of the required testing with respect to

each commuter bull covered by the permit.

     4.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Commuter bull” means a bull that is traveling

across state lines for grazing purposes pursuant to a commuter permit.

     (b) “Commuter permit” means a permit that is issued

pursuant to NAC 571.045.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.646  Testing of test eligible bull before sale or lease for

reproductive purposes. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  No test

eligible bull may be offered for sale or lease in this State for reproductive

purposes unless the test eligible bull:

     1.  Tested negative for trichomonosis, as

evidenced by an official test for trichomonosis on a specimen taken from the

test eligible bull within 60 days before the sale or lease, except that a test

eligible bull must be retested before the sale or lease if the test eligible

bull is exposed to female cattle after the official test for trichomonosis; and

     2.  Bears an official tag.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.648  Written declaration required before sale of test eligible bull at

stockyard; exceptions. (NRS 571.120)

     1.  Before a test eligible bull may be sold

at a stockyard in this State, the owner or the owner’s agent must declare in

writing whether or not the test eligible bull is positive for trichomonosis,

except that if the test eligible bull is an untested bull it may be sold for

slaughter or for direct movement to a qualified feedlot or total confinement

operation without such a written declaration.

     2.  As used in this section, “untested bull”

means a test eligible bull that does not bear an official tag.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.650  Testing of estray or stray test eligible bull. (NRS 561.295, 571.120, 571.150, 571.170)

     1.  The Administrator may require:

     (a) A test eligible bull to receive an official

test for trichomonosis if the test eligible bull is found estray or stray and

is found commingling with a cow belonging to another person.

     (b) The owner of a test eligible bull described in

subsection 1 to pay all costs associated with the official test for

trichomonosis.

     2.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Estray” means any test eligible bull showing

signs of domestication, running at large upon public or private lands in the

State, whose owner is unknown in the section where the test eligible bull is

found.

     (b) “Stray” means any test eligible bull showing

signs of domestication, running at large upon public or private lands in the

State, whose owner is known in the section where the test eligible bull is

found.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.652  Official tags: Use; designation of color. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)

     1.  An accredited veterinarian or veterinary

technician who performs an official test for trichomonosis on a bull in this

State shall tag the bull in its right ear with an official tag.

     2.  An accredited veterinarian may tag a bull

entering this State with an official tag if he or she receives a trichomonosis

test chart for the bull from an accredited veterinarian who tested the bull for

trichomonosis outside of this State.

     3.  The Administrator will designate a

different color for official tags each year.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)

      NAC 571.654  Procedure upon receipt of positive test result to official test

for trichomonosis. (NRS 561.295, 571.120, 571.150, 571.160, 571.170)

     1.  An accredited veterinarian who performs

an official test for trichomonosis on a bull in this State shall, within 48

hours after his or her receipt of a positive test result with respect to the

bull:

     (a) Report the result to the Administrator, the

Director and the owner of the bull; and

     (b) Classify the bull as an infected bull and its

herd as an infected herd.

     2.  The Director will immediately place an

infected bull and its infected herd under a hold order and ensure that the

Administrator or a federal animal health official conducts an epidemiological

investigation of the infected herd.

     3.  As used in this section, “federal animal

health official” means an employee of the Veterinary Services of the Animal and

Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture

who is authorized to perform animal health activities.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.656  Infected herd: Release from hold order; lease or transfer of

ownership; release to slaughter channel. (NRS 561.295, 571.120, 571.150, 571.170)

     1.  Before the Director releases an infected

herd from a hold order, an accredited veterinarian must ensure that:

     (a) Each test eligible bull in the infected herd

receives the first of three official tests for trichomonosis within 12 months

after the herd is placed under the hold order;

     (b) Each test eligible bull is certified to be

clear of trichomonosis or is released to a slaughter channel;

     (c) Each test eligible bull receives and bears an

official tag; and

     (d) The official tag number and classification of

each test eligible bull is recorded on a test chart.

     2.  Before a test eligible bull may be

certified to be clear of trichomonosis pursuant to subsection 1:

     (a) The test eligible bull must have received a

negative test result in each of its three most recent official tests for

trichomonosis, with each such test being performed at least 7 days apart; and

     (b) The sample for each test must have been

collected at least 7 days apart and tested for trichomonosis.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 4, the owner or lessee of an infected herd shall not lease or

transfer ownership of any bull or cow, or any heifer that is 20 months of age

or older, from the herd during a period in which the herd is under a hold

order.

     4.  The owner or lessee of an infected herd

may release any cattle from the herd to a slaughter channel. If an owner or

lessee releases any cattle from the herd to a slaughter channel, the owner or

lessee must provide documentation, on a form approved by the Administrator, to

the Department that the cattle arrived at the slaughter channel.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.658  Exposed herd: Classification; placement under and release from

hold order; lease and transfer of ownership; release to slaughter channel. (NRS 561.295, 571.120, 571.150, 571.170)

     1.  If, through an epidemiological

investigation, a trichomonosis epidemiologist determines that a neighboring

herd has had contact with an infected bull, the Director will classify the herd

as an exposed herd and place it under a hold order.

     2.  Before the Director releases an exposed

herd from a hold order, an accredited veterinarian must ensure that:

     (a) Each test eligible bull in the exposed herd

receives an official test for trichomonosis within 12 months after the herd was

placed under a hold order;

     (b) Each test eligible bull is determined to be

clear of trichomonosis or is released to a slaughter channel;

     (c) Each test eligible bull receives and bears an

official tag; and

     (d) The official tag number and classification of

each test eligible bull is recorded on a test chart.

     3.  Before a test eligible bull may be

certified to be clear of trichomonosis pursuant to subsection 2, the test

eligible bull must have received a negative test result in its most recent

official test for trichomonosis.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5, the owner or lessee of an exposed herd shall not lease or

transfer ownership of any bull or cow, or any heifer that is 20 months of age

or older, from the herd during a period in which the herd is under a hold

order.

     5.  The owner or lessee of an exposed herd

may release any cattle from the herd to a slaughter channel. If an owner or

lessee releases any cattle from the herd to a slaughter channel, the owner or

lessee must provide documentation, on a form approved by the Administrator, to

the Department that the cattle arrived at the slaughter channel.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.660  Duties of owner of herd or qualified feedlot regarding bull

receiving positive test result to official test for trichomonosis. (NRS 561.295, 571.120, 571.150, 571.170)  Except

as otherwise provided in NAC 571.662:

     1.  The owner of a herd shall ensure that

each bull from the herd that receives a positive test result to an official

test for trichomonosis:

     (a) Is branded with a hot iron to the left of its

tail with the letter “V” in a size not less than 2 inches by 3 inches to

signify that it is infected with trichomonosis; and

     (b) Is sent by direct movement within 30 days after

the owner receives the positive test result to a slaughter channel. The owner

shall provide documentation, on a form approved by the Administrator, to the

Department that the cattle arrived at the slaughter channel.

     2.  The owner of a qualified feedlot which

has a bull that has received a positive test result to an official test for

trichomonosis shall:

 

 

 

 

     (a) Segregate the bull from every breeding cow and

heifer housed at the qualified feedlot; and

     (b) Confine the bull to a dry lot area that is used

to upgrade or finish feed the bull before it goes to slaughter.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.662  Additional testing after bull receives positive test result to

official test for trichomonosis. (NRS 561.295, 571.120, 571.150, 571.170)

     1.  The owner or lessee of a bull that

receives a positive test result to an official test for trichomonosis may

request the accredited veterinarian or veterinary technician who performed the

test to submit the specimen of the bull which was found to contain trichomonas

organisms to an official laboratory to confirm the presence of trichomonas

organisms by polymerase chain reaction testing. As a prerequisite to exercising

this option, the specimen must arrive at the laboratory within 48 hours after

being found to contain trichomonas organisms.

     2.  If polymerase chain reaction testing

determines that the specimen of the bull:

     (a) Is positive or inconclusive for Tritrichomonas

foetus, the bull will be considered positive for trichomonosis.

     (b) Is negative for Tritrichomonas foetus, the bull

will be considered negative for trichomonosis.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.664  Handling of specimen collected from bull. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)  An

accredited veterinarian or veterinary technician shall:

     1.  Only use an official laboratory to test a

specimen collected from a bull; and

     2.  Ensure that the specimen:

     (a) Arrives at an official laboratory for testing

within 48 hours after it is collected; and

     (b) Is transported and maintained pursuant to

official protocol.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.666  Official laboratory: Duties of operator; annual inspection. (NRS 571.120, 571.150)

     1.  The operator of an official laboratory

shall ensure that the laboratory is administered in accordance with official

protocol.

     2.  A laboratory must pass an annual

inspection conducted by the Administrator to maintain its status as an official

laboratory.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007; A by R208-08, 2-11-2009)

      NAC 571.668  Penalties. (NRS 571.120, 571.150, 571.170, 571.250)  A person

who violates any provision of NAC 571.600 to 571.668, inclusive, is subject to the penalties set

forth in NRS 571.250.

     (Added to NAC by St. Quarantine Officer by R135-06,

eff. 3-23-2007)
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