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15.11.15.00.htm 15.11.15.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 11 ANIMAL HEALTH Chapter 15 The Control and Eradication of Pseudorabies in Swine and Other Livestock Within Maryland Authority: Agriculture Article, ยง3-101, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.11.15.01.htm 15.11.15.01. 01 Definitions.. A. "Department" means the State Department of Agriculture or its designee.. B. "Pseudorabies" also known as "mad itch" or Aujeszky's Disease, is an infectious disease caused by a herpes virus to which several species of mammals and birds are susceptible, the clinical signs and symptoms of which are characterized by central nervous system disturbance.C. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture or his designee..
15.11.15.02.htm 15.11.15.02. 02 Reporting Pseudorabies Outbreaks.. Any person having knowledge or suspicion of the existence of pseudorabies shall report this to the Department within 48 hours.
15.11.15.03.htm 15.11.15.03. 03 Quarantine of Infected Herds.. A. Any herd which the Secretary has reason to believe is infected with or has been exposed to pseudorabies shall be quarantined and no livestock may be moved from or to a quarantined herd without written permission of the Secretary. The quarantine will be lifted when tests and examinations, as the Secretary may require, indicate that the herd is not infected.B. If the Secretary permits swine to be moved from a quarantined herd to a
15.11.15.04.htm 15.11.15.04. 04 Pseudorabies Vaccines.. The use of pseudorabies vaccine in swine is subject to the following restrictions:. A. The vaccine shall be a USDA licensed vaccine or vaccine that is authorized for field trials by federal and State officials.B. Prior approval for use or possession of the vaccine shall be obtained in writing from the Department. This approval will be granted only for use in swine herds determined to be infected or threatened with infection by pseuC. At the time of vaccina
15.11.15.05.htm 15.11.15.05. 05 Disinfection of Infected Premises.. Infected premises and all vehicles and equipment used in connection with an infected premises shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in a manner approved by the Department.
15.11.15.9999.htm 15.11.15.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 6, 1978 (5:20 Md. R. 1500).
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