Disease control—animals at exhibitions, 64.34
AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP DEPARTMENT
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to exhibition of livestock
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 64, "Infectious and Contagious Diseases," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 163.1.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 163.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendments clarify and describe rules for inspecting animals at exhibitions in order to control the spread of infectious or contagious disease affecting animals within the state.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 21—Chapter 8.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on December 24, 2019. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Wallace State Office Building
502 East Ninth Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
December 30, 2019
11 a.m.to 12 noon
Second Floor Conference Room
Wallace State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Department and advise of specific needs.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend subrule 64.34(1) as follows:
64.34(1) General requirements. All animals, poultry and birds intended for any exhibition will be considered under quarantine and not eligible for showing until the owner or agent presents an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. The certificate Unless otherwise indicated herein, the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection must be issued by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days (14 days for sheep and 7 days for swine) prior to the date of entry ; and must indicate that the veterinarian has inspected the animals, poultry or birds and any nurse stock that accompany them, and that they are apparently free from symptoms of any infectious disease (including warts, ringworm, footrot, draining abscesses and pinkeye) or any communicable disease. Individual Certificates of Veterinary Inspection will not be required in certain classes, if the division superintendent for the exhibition has made prior arrangements with the official fair veterinarian and state veterinarian to have all animals and birds inspected on arrival.
Item 2. Amend subrule 64.34(2) as follows:
64.34(2) Breeding cattle Cattle.
a. Individual identification and certificate. All cattle intended for exhibition shall have individual official identification and be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
a. b.Tuberculosis. Cattle originating from a USDA accredited-free state or zone may be exhibited without other testing requirements when accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that lists individual official identification. Cattle from a herd or area under quarantine for tuberculosis may not be exhibited. Cattle from a state or zone which is not a USDA accredited-free state or zone must meet the following requirements:
(1)Have had an individual animal test conducted within 60 days of the exhibition; or
(2)Originate from a tuberculosis accredited-free herd, with the accredited herd number and date of last test listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection; and
(3)Have been issued a preentry permit from the state veterinarian's office.
(1)Native Iowa cattle originating from a herd not under quarantine may be exhibited when accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that lists individual official identification.
(2)Cattle originating outside the state must meet one of the following requirements:
1.Originate from brucellosis class "free" states, accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that lists individual official identification; or
2.Be beef heifers under 24 months of age and dairy heifers under 20 months of age which are official brucellosis vaccinates, accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that lists the official calfhood vaccination tattoo and individual official identification; or
3.Be animals of any age that originate from a herd not under quarantine, accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that lists a report of a negative brucellosis test conducted within 30 days prior to opening date of exhibition and individual official identification; or
4.Originate from a certified brucellosis-free herd, accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that lists individual official identification, herd number, and date of last test; or
5.Be calves under six months of age, accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that lists individual official identification.
(3)All brucellosis tests must have been confirmed by a state-federal laboratory. All nurse cows which accompany calves to be exhibited must meet the health requirements set forth in 64.34(2)"b." 64.34(2)"c."
(4)All cattle originating from states not classified as "free" for brucellosis must have been issued a preentry permit from the state veterinarian's office.
Item 3. Amend subrule 64.34(4), introductory paragraph, as follows:
64.34(4) Swine. All swine must shall originate from a herd or area not under quarantine and must be individually identified on. All swine shall have official identification and be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Plastic tags issued by 4-H officials may be substituted for an official metal test tag, when an additional identification (ear notch) is also recorded on the test chart and Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection shall indicate that a licensed and accredited veterinarian has inspected the swine and that the swine appear free from symptoms of any infectious or communicable disease. An initial inspection shall have occurred within seven days prior to the date of entry into the exhibition site. All swine shall be inspected again upon arrival at the exhibition site and before the swine are unloaded or leave a designated and isolated inspection area. Biosecurity and sanitary practices shall be implemented for all inspections. All identification is to be recorded on the pseudorabies test chart and the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.