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18 AAC 36.115. Cattle, bison, and yak

(a) In addition to meeting the requirements of 18 AAC 36.010 - 18 AAC 36.015, a person who intends to import cattle, bison, or yak into the state shall ensure that the health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection includes certification that each animal

(1) originates from a herd

(A) in a state or country designated by the USDA as free of brucellosis and tuberculosis; or

(B) from a brucellosis surveillance area designated by another state;

(2) is free of ectoparasites or has been treated for ectoparasites not earlier than 10 days before importation with an insecticide or medication approved by the USDA, FDA, or EPA, as appropriate; and

(3) is identified with official animal identification.

(b) Cattle from a brucellosis surveillance area designated by another state must test negative for brucellosis not earlier than 30 days before importation.

(c) Cattle older than six months of age must test negative for anaplasmosis and bluetongue not earlier than 60 days before importation.

(d) Bulls older than 18 months of age must test negative for trichomoniasis not earlier than 60 days before importation.

(e) The state veterinarian may, if the state veterinarian determines that testing serves the interests of animal or public health, require the owner of imported cattle, bison, or yak to

(1) retest each imported animal for brucellosis or tuberculosis not earlier than 45 days and not later than 120 days after arrival in the state; and

(2) if one or more animals are selected for retesting, keep each animal isolated from other resident livestock until retests are confirmed negative or the state veterinarian approves release of the animal.

History: Eff. 3/24/2017, Register 221

Authority: AS 03.05.011

AS 03.45.010

AS 03.45.020

AS 03.45.030

Editor's note: The USDA approves biological medications, the FDA approves parenteral medications, and the EPA approves topical medications.

The subject matter addressed in 18 AAC 36.115 was formerly addressed in 18 AAC 36.040. The history for 18 AAC 36.115 does not include the history of the earlier section.

18 AAC 36.120. Equines; equine infectious anemia testing

Repealed.

History: Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83; am 2/19/93, Register 125; repealed 3/24/2017, Register 221

18 AAC 36.125. Goats

(a) In addition to meeting the requirements of 18 AAC 36.010 - 18 AAC 36.015, a person who intends to import a goat into the state shall ensure that the health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection includes certification that each goat

(1) originates from a state or country designated by the USDA as free of brucellosis and tuberculosis;

(2) is not a scrapie suspect, an exposed animal, a high-risk animal, or a flock mate from a scrapie-infected, source, or exposed flock;

(3) is free of ectoparasites or has been treated for ectoparasites not earlier than 10 days before importation with an insecticide or medication approved by the USDA, FDA, or EPA, as appropriate;

(4) is identified with official animal identification; and

(5) has tested negative for Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae not earlier than 60 days before import.

(b) The state veterinarian may, if the state veterinarian determines that testing serves the interests of animal or public health, require the owner of an imported goat to

(1) retest the imported goat for brucellosis or tuberculosis not earlier than 45 days and not later than 120 days after its arrival in the state; and

(2) if the goat is selected for retesting, keep the goat isolated from other resident livestock until retests are confirmed negative or the state veterinarian approves release of the goat.

History: Eff. 3/24/2017, Register 221; am 8/7/2021, Register 239

Authority: AS 03.05.011

AS 03.45.010

AS 03.45.020

AS 03.45.030

Editor's note: The USDA approves biological medications, the FDA approves parenteral medications, and the EPA approves topical medications.

The subject matter addressed in 18 AAC 36.125 was formerly addressed in 18 AAC 36.045. The history for 18 AAC 36.125 does not include the history of the earlier section.

18 AAC 36.130. Reports and forms required

Repealed.

History: Eff. 9/1/82, Register 83; repealed 3/24/2017, Register 221

18 AAC 36.135. Sheep

(a) In addition to meeting the requirements of 18 AAC 36.010 - 18 AAC 36.015, a person who intends to import a sheep into the state shall ensure that the health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection includes certification that each sheep

(1) originates from a USDA-certified scrapie-free flock, or if not from a USDA-certified scrapie-free flock, has been genetically tested and shows either

(A) "RR" at the 171 codon; or

(B) "QR" at the 171 codon and "AA" at the 136 codon;

(2) is not a scrapie suspect, an exposed animal, a high-risk animal, or a flock mate from a scrapie-infected, source, or exposed flock;

(3) if a breeding ram, originates from a brucellosis-free herd or has tested negative for Brucellosis ovis not earlier than 60 days before importation;

(4) is free of ectoparasites or has been treated for ectoparasites not earlier than 10 days before importation with an insecticide or medication approved by the USDA, FDA, or EPA, as appropriate;

(5) is identified with official animal identification; and

(6) has tested negative for Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae not earlier than 60 days before importation.

(b) Sheep older than six months of age must test negative for bluetongue not earlier than 60 days before importation.

(c) The owner shall ensure that each ram imported into the state is identified with a flock identification number not later than 60 days after entry into the state.

(d) The state veterinarian may, if the state veterinarian determines that testing serves the interests of animal or public health, require the owner of an imported sheep to

(1) retest the imported sheep for brucellosis not earlier than 45 days and not later than 120 days after its arrival in the state; and

(2) if the sheep is selected for retesting, keep the sheep isolated from other resident livestock until retests are confirmed negative or the state veterinarian approves release of the sheep.

History: Eff. 3/24/2017, Register 221; am 8/7/2021, Register 239

Authority: AS 03.05.011

AS 03.45.010

AS 03.45.020

AS 03.45.030

Editor's note: The USDA approves biological medications, the FDA approves parenteral medications, and the EPA approves topical medications.

The subject matter addressed in 18 AAC 36.135 was formerly addressed in 18 AAC 36.050. The history for 18 AAC 36.135 does not include the history of the earlier section.

18 AAC 36.145. Swine

(a) In addition to meeting the requirements of 18 AAC 36.010 - 18 AAC 36.015, a person who intends to import swine into the state shall ensure that the health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection includes certification that each swine

(1) originates from a state or country that has been designated by the USDA as free of brucellosis and is qualified by the USDA as pseudorabies stage IV or V, or if not from a state or country described in this paragraph, has tested negative for brucellosis and pseudorabies not earlier than 30 days before importation;

(2) will be reinspected not earlier than 10 days before shipment by a licensed and accredited veterinarian in the state or country of origin; and

(3) is identified with official animal identification.

(b) A person may not import a swine into the state if that swine

(1) originates from a state in which there is a quarantine for swine disease imposed by the USDA or a state animal health official;

(2) originates from a country in which there is a quarantine for swine disease imposed by the USDA;

(3) is vaccinated for pseudorabies;

(4) has been fed raw garbage at any time; or

(5) is feral.

(c) The state veterinarian may, if the state veterinarian determines that testing serves the interests of animal or public health, require the owner of an imported swine to

(1) retest the imported swine for brucellosis or pseudorabies not earlier than 45 days and not later than 120 days after its arrival in the state; and

(2) if the swine is selected for retesting, keep the swine isolated from other resident livestock until retests arc confirmed negative or the state veterinarian approves release of the swine.

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