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15.11.06.00.htm 15.11.06.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 11 ANIMAL HEALTH Chapter 06 Swine Herd Validation for Brucellosis and Validated-free Areas in Maryland Authority: Agriculture Article, ยง3-101, Annotated Code of MarylandPreface. These regulations are adopted to enable the Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to be of greater assistance to Maryland swine producers in a program of brucellosis control and eradication. Testing and validation of an
15.11.06.01.htm 15.11.06.01. 01 Definitions.. A. "Department" means the Maryland Department of Agriculture and its designee.. B. "Herd test" includes a test of all breeding swine 6 months old or older in a given herd.. C. "Infected herd" means a herd that discloses one or more swine showing a complete agglutination reaction in the blood titer dilution of 1:100 or higher, or a positive reaction to the card test.D. "Negative herd" means a herd:. 1) That discloses no swine having agglutination re
15.11.06.02.htm 15.11.06.02. 02 Identification.. All swine tested shall be identified with an approved ear tag, tattoo, or other means as specified or approved by the Department.
15.11.06.03.htm 15.11.06.03. 03 Herd Validation.. A. Negative Herds. A swine herd will be validated following two consecutive negative tests on the entire breeding herd 30 to 90 days apart. However, if all breeding swine tested on the first test can be accounted for on the validating test, an extension of time may be granted, but the extension will not be allowed to exceed 180 days. This includes all breeding animals 6 months old and older. Validation is effective for 12 months unless otherwise
15.11.06.04.htm 15.11.06.04. 04 Area Plan.. A. Area Validation. Following a request from swine owners within a designated area, the Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, may declare that area validated-brucellosis-free provided it fulfills the following requirements:1) All breeding herds in the designated area shall have attained negative status.. 2) Not more than 3 percent of the herds, or one herd, whichever is greater, shall have been found to
15.11.06.05.htm 15.11.06.05. 05 Introduction of Swine into Validated-Free Areas and Movement of Swine Through Auction Markets and Livestock Sales.A. Swine for immediate slaughter may move through regular marketing channels (approved livestock markets and approved slaughtering establishments) without brucellosis testing.B. Swine for feeding purposes may enter without a test, or may be held in validated areas without a test, provided the swine are maintained in isolation separate and apart fro
15.11.06.9999.htm 15.11.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June, 1968.
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