The department of agriculture may designate an area as "certified brucellosis-free" for a six year period if:
(A) Each bovine herd in the area qualified on the basis of one or more of the following procedures, applied within not more than twenty-four months nor less than eighteen months immediately preceding the request for certified brucellosis-free status:
(1) Brucellosis ring tests conducted at least three times a year with at least four consecutive negative tests;
(2) Market cattle tests of the equivalent of ten percent of the breeding cows in non-BRT herds in the area each year if a minimum of ninety percent of the reactors are traced to the herds of origin and all such herds of origin are blood tested;
(3) Complete herd blood tests;
(4) Market cattle tests of the equivalent of five percent of the breeding cows in each non-BRT herd each year if all reactors are traced to the herds from which they originated and all the herds of origin are blood tested;
(B) Not more than one percent of the herds or one herd, within the area whichever is greater, was found to be infected during the twenty-four months immediately preceding the request for certified brucellosis-free status; or Not more than two-tenths of one percent of the cattle within the area were found to be infected during the twenty-four months immediately preceding the request for certified brucellosis-free status;
(C) Each bovine herd in which brucellosis was found during the latest certification period has been retested not less than ninety days following removal of the last reactor or has qualified under the provisions stated for MCT or BRT in division (A)(1), (2) or (4) of this regulation;
(D) Each bovine suspect to brucellosis test has been slaughtered or retested sufficiently to determine its negative status; or the herds which had suspects have been retested or have qualified under the provisions for MCT or BRT in this part stated in division (A)(1), (2) or (4) of this regulation;
(E) Each herd of any other species of domestic livestock in which brucellosis has been found or suspected has been found to be free of reactors or has been eliminated, so no known foci of infections remain in the area.
Prior History: (R.C.
119.032 review dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03, 941.22
Rule Amplifies: 941.22
Prior Effective Dates: 8/9/68 )