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15.11.09.00.htm 15.11.09.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 11 ANIMAL HEALTH Chapter 09 Eradication of Tuberculosis in Swine Authority: Agriculture Article, §3-101, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.11.09.01.htm 15.11.09.01. 01 Definitions.. A. "Department" means the Maryland Department of Agriculture and its designee.. B. "Reactor" means the same as the definition of a reactor in "Uniform Methods and Rules. There is no suspect category in swine tuberculin testing.C. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture and his designee.. D. "Tuberculin test" means the intradermal test as described in the Uniform Methods and Rules for Tuberculosis Eradication.E. "Uniform Methods and Rules" means the latest ed
15.11.09.02.htm 15.11.09.02. 02 Reporting Tuberculosis.. All persons having knowledge of the existence of or suspicion of the existence of tuberculosis in swine or poultry shall report it to the Department.
15.11.09.03.htm 15.11.09.03. 03 Quarantine.. Any premises upon which swine tuberculosis reactors are disclosed, or any premises to which slaughter swine with confirmed lesions of tuberculosis have been traced, or any premises where the Secretary has reason to suspect tuberculosis infection may exist or exposure to tuberculosis has taken place, shall be subject to immediate quarantine. Once quarantine is imposed, movement of swine on or off the premises shall be prohibited, except for slaugh
15.11.09.04.htm 15.11.09.04. 04 Herd Test.. Tuberculin tests of any or all swine in a herd will be carried out whenever the Secretary has reason to suspect that tuberculosis exists in the herd or that it has been exposed to this infection. Further testing, or other appropriate procedures, shall be conducted on the farm in order to find and remove sources of infection in any species of animal or poultry on the premises. All tests for tuberculosis shall be reported promptly.
15.11.09.05.htm 15.11.09.05. 05 Epidemiology.. When an infected herd has been found, a complete epidemiological investigation shall be made. This should cover all species of animals and fowl on the premises.
15.11.09.06.htm 15.11.09.06. 06 Reactors.. Tuberculin test reactors shall be identified with a reactor tag and sent to slaughter under permit or disposed of in other manner approved by the Secretary within 30 days of the test date.
15.11.09.07.htm 15.11.09.07. 07 Indemnity.. Indemnity by the State shall be paid in accord with Agriculture Article, § 3-107, Annotated Code of Maryland, and the following requirements:A. Indemnities will be paid to owners of tuberculosis reactors and to owners of herds depopulated because of the existence of tuberculosis.B. Swine of feeder, slaughter, or both types shall be appraised using the prevailing market quotation price per pound as a guide. This will vary with age, size, and quality of the animal.
15.11.09.08.htm 15.11.09.08. 08 Cleaning and Disinfecting.. Infected premises and all vehicles and equipment used in connection with the infected premises shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in a manner approved by the Secretary.
15.11.09.09.htm 15.11.09.09. 09 Department Cooperation with U.S.D.A.. When the U. S.D.A. has approved and put into effect a program for the control and eradication of tuberculosis in swine, the Department intends to cooperate with U.S.D.A. in carrying out the program.
15.11.09.10.htm 15.11.09.10. 10 Other Procedures and Policies.. In all procedures and policies relating to the eradication of tuberculosis in swine not covered above, the latest published edition of "Uniform Methods and Rules for Tuberculosis Eradication" shall apply.
15.11.09.9999.htm 15.11.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 16, 1972.
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