Skip to Main Content
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page

7 records match your request.

FileAbstract
15.01.15.00.htm 15.01.15.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Chapter 15 Use of Antimicrobial Drugs Authority: Agriculture Article, §3-1001―3-1003, 3-1005, and 3-1006, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.01.15.01.htm 15.01.15.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the restrictions on the use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in the production of cattle, swine and poultry.
15.01.15.02.htm 15.01.15.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Administered in a regular pattern” means used:. a) For multiple courses of therapy in the same animal or group of animals; or. b) As a standard operating procedure, including:. i) In correspondence with a particular life stage of an animal, such as in ovo, at birth or hatch, or at weaning;ii) As an ongoing management strategy or tool, such as in correspondence wi
15.01.15.03.htm 15.01.15.03. 03 When Permitted.. A. Except as provided in this regulation, a person may administer a medically important antimicrobial drug to cattle, swine, or poultry if, in the professional judgment of a licensed veterinarian, the medically important antimicrobial drug is necessary:1) To treat a disease or infection;. 2) To control the spread of a disease or infection; or. 3) For a surgery or medical procedure.. B. A person may administer a medically important antimicrobial drug to catt
15.01.15.04.htm 15.01.15.04. 04 Applicability.. Except as otherwise provided in federal law or regulation, this chapter does not apply to antimicrobial use in:A. Cattle on a farm operation that sells fewer than 200 cattle per year;. B. Dairy cattle on a farm operation with a herd size of fewer than 300 dairy cattle;. C. Swine on a farm operation that sells fewer than 200 swine per year; or. D. Poultry on a farm operation that sells fewer than 60,000 birds per year..
15.01.15.05.htm 15.01.15.05. 05 Civil Penalty.. A. The Department may impose a civil penalty on any person who violates the requirements of this chapter up to $2,000 for each violation.B. Before imposing any civil penalty under this chapter, the Department shall consider the following:1) The nature and gravity of each violation;. 2) The willfulness of the violation and the extent to which the existence of the violation was known to the person but uncorrected by the person; and
15.01.15.9999.htm 15.01.15.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 28, 2019 (46:2 Md. R. 53). Regulation .02 amended as an emergency provision effective April 12, 2019 (46:9 Md. R. 444) amended permanently effective September 9, 2019 (46:18 Md. R. 775)Regulation .02B amended effective January 14, 2021 (48:1 Md. R. 10). Regulation .03E adopted effective January 14, 2021 (48:1 Md. R. 10). Regulation .04 amended effective January 14, 2021 (48:1 Md. R. 10).
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page