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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 2TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION
CHAPTER 41FEVER TICKS
RULE §41.6Restrictions on Movement of Livestock

(a) Movement from a free area. There are no restrictions on the movement of livestock from a designated free area.

(b) Movement is restricted from leaving a tick eradication quarantine area, temporary preventative quarantine area, or control purpose quarantined area. The owner or caretaker of livestock located in a tick eradication quarantine area, temporary preventative quarantine area, or control purpose quarantine area shall not move, or allow the movement of, any livestock from the area without a permit or certificate for movement issued by an authorized representative of the commission. No person may accept a shipment of livestock from a tick eradication quarantine area, temporary preventative quarantine area, or control purpose quarantine area, unless the livestock are accompanied by an original permit or certificate for movement.

  (1) Movement from an infested premise or exposed premise. A certificate for movement will be issued after the livestock, if moving directly to slaughter by sealed conveyance, have had two consecutive dips not less than seven nor more than 14 days apart without scratch inspection unless required by §41.8 of this title (relating to Dipping of Livestock); or have had two dips not less than seven days nor more than 14 days apart, with each dip following a scratch inspection that does not reveal ticks; or have been dipped through a swim vat following a scratch inspection and not less than 12 days nor more than 14 days after being dipped through a swim vat following a scratch inspection that does not reveal ticks.

  (2) Movement from an adjacent premise or check premise. Certificates for movement will be issued after the livestock have been found free from ticks by scratch inspection and then dipped; or have had three dips not less than seven nor more than 14 days apart without scratch inspection unless required under §41.8 of this title or, if moving directly to slaughter by sealed conveyance, have had two dips not less than seven nor more than 14 days apart without scratch inspection unless required under §41.8 of this title if moving directly to slaughter by sealed conveyance.

(c) Movement originating in other states. In addition to other requirements, livestock originating in a fever tick quarantined area must be accompanied by a certificate issued by an authorized representative of the commission showing them to be free of infestation and exposure and that they were dipped under supervision in an approved dipping solution immediately prior to shipment. The livestock must be transported in clean and disinfested trucks, railroad cars, or other vehicles.


Source Note: The provisions of this §41.6 adopted to be effective June 23, 2002, 27 TexReg 5175; amended to be effective March 4, 2007, 32 TexReg 752

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