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15.11.01.00.htm 15.11.01.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 11 ANIMAL HEALTH Chapter 01 Health Requirements Governing Admission of Livestock and Poultry into Maryland Authority: Agriculture Article, ยง3-101, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.11.01.01.htm 15.11.01.01. 01 General.. No animal, including poultry or bird of any species, which is affected with, or has recently been exposed to any infectious, parasitic, or transmissible disease, or animals originating in a herd or area under quarantine, or animals which do not meet the import requirements as set forth below, may be brought into Maryland without written permission for the importation from the Secretary. Application for this permission shall be made in writing by
15.11.01.02.htm 15.11.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. "Department" means the Maryland Department of Agriculture and its designee.. B. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture and his designee..
15.11.01.03.htm 15.11.01.03. 03 Health Certificates.. A. Definition. An official certificate of health is a legible certificate made on an official form issued and approved by the chief animal health official of the state of origin, or the U.S. Department of Agriculture.B. Preparation. Health certificates shall be prepared by veterinarians in the employ of the state of origin, by those in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, by accredited veterinari
15.11.01.04.htm 15.11.01.04. 04 Cattle: Dairy, Breeding, and Feeder.. A. Tuberculosis Requirements.. 1) Cattle, which originate directly or indirectly from herds where infection with Mycobacterium bovis (Bovine Tuberculosis) has been known to exist within the past 3 years, may not be imported into the State, except for immediate slaughter.2) Cattle for dairy and breeding purposes, feeder cows, heifers and bulls of beef breeds, including calves and cattle for exhibition purposes, may be imported into Maryland pr
15.11.01.05.htm 15.11.01.05. 05 Horses, Mules, and Asses.. A. These animals may be imported into Maryland when accompanied by a health certificate, issued by an official veterinarian of the state of origin or of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, accredited veterinarian or a licensed graduate veterinarian who has been approved by the proper animal health official of the state of origin. The health certificate shall give the name and address of the con
15.11.01.06.htm 15.11.01.06. 06 Goats.. All goats entering the State for purposes other than immediate slaughter shall be accompanied by an approved interstate health certificate showing a negative test for tuberculosis and brucellosis conducted within 30 days before the date of entry, and that they are clinically free from symptoms of all other infectious and communicable diseases.
15.11.01.07.htm 15.11.01.07. 07 Sheep.. All sheep and lambs entering the State for purposes other than immediate slaughter shall be accompanied by an approved interstate health certificate, indicating that the flock of origin was examined not more than 30 days before entry, and that the examination revealed no symptoms of scabies, contagious ecthyma, foot rot, or any other infectious or communicable disease.
15.11.01.08.htm 15.11.01.08. 08 Dogs.. A. All dogs imported into Maryland shall be accompanied by a certificate of health issued by an accredited or a licensed graduate veterinarian and approved by the proper animal health official of the state of origin. The certificate shall state that the dog or dogs:1) Are free from symptoms of any infectious or communicable disease;. 2) Did not originate within an area under quarantine for rabies; and. 3) Have been vaccinated (except puppies under 4 mo
15.11.01.09.htm 15.11.01.09. 09 Wild Animals.. Wild and semi-wild animals under domestication or in custody may be imported into the State, provided that a report of the number of animals is made to the Department, within 72 hours after arrival. Immediate opportunity for examination shall be afforded a representative of the Department, to determine the health status of the animals before the wild animals are released from confinement.
15.11.01.9999.htm 15.11.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July, 1972 Regulation .05 amended effective January 19, 1977 (4:2 Md. R. 89)
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