1. Swine from a quarantined herd shall not be removed from the herd except as follows:
a. The swine may be moved directly to slaughter through a slaughtering establishment, slaughter market, public stockyard, packer buying station, or directly to a slaughter plant if the swine are accompanied by a transportation certificate.
b. Feeder pigs may be removed for further feeding to an approved premises when accompanied by a certificate of inspection. Feeder pigs may move through a concentration point no more than one time.
2. Swine from a quarantined herd shall not be moved to show at public exhibitions.
3. A herd shall be released from quarantine when no animal, including livestock, on the premises shows clinical symptoms of pseudorabies. In addition one of the following must occur:
a. The swine have been removed from the premises, and the premises have been cleaned and disinfected under supervision of the department or the inspection service. The disinfectant shall be approved by the department or inspection service. The premises must have been maintained free of swine for thirty days. However, the epidemiologist for good cause may determine that premises shall be maintained free of swine for a period greater or less than thirty days.
b. Swine reacting positively to a test have been removed from the premises. Remaining swine, except suckling pigs, must be tested and react negatively to the test thirty days or more after removal of the herd's swine reacting positively to the test.
c. The swine reacting positively to a test have been removed from the premises. At least thirty days after removal of the positive swine, breeding swine remaining plus a random sample equaling twenty-eight of grower-finishing swine more than two months of age must react negatively to the test. While the state is in stage III or IV of the national pseudorabies program pursuant to federal regulations, the grower-finisher swine must react negatively to a test at least thirty days after reacting negatively to the last test.
4. While the state is classified in stage I, II, or III of the national pseudorabies program pursuant to federal regulations, the following requirements must be satisfied:
a. All swine present on the date the quarantine was imposed have been removed.
b. There must have been no clinical signs of pseudorabies in the herd for at least six months.
c. The epidemiologist must conduct two successive statistical samplings at least ninety days apart which reveal no infection within the new breeding swine.
d. The epidemiologist must conduct two successive statistical samplings ninety days apart of the herd's progeny at least four months of age which reveal no infection.
A herd removed from quarantine under this subsection shall be tested by statistical sampling one year later, unless an epidemiologist determines that the herd must be tested earlier.
5. A person shall not accept swine from a quarantined herd for the purpose of feeding without receiving an approved premises permit by the department. The approved premises permit shall allow the owner of the approved premises to receive feeder swine from a quarantined herd for purposes of feeding the swine at the approved premises. The approved premises permit shall require all of the following:
a. The permittee must provide to the department during normal business hours access to the approved premises and records required by this section. Records of swine transfers must be kept for at least one year. The records shall include information about purchases and sales, the names of buyers and sellers, the dates of transactions, and the number of swine involved in each transaction.
b. Swine on the premises must be maintained in isolation.
c. Breeding swine must not be maintained on the premises. However, cull sows and boars may be maintained, if fed out to slaughter.
d. Feeder swine must be vaccinated for pseudorabies at the owner's expense on arrival at the approved premises. Vaccination records must be maintained by the owner of the approved premises for at least one year after vaccination.
e. Dead swine must be disposed of in accordance with chapter 167. The dead swine must be held so as to prevent animals, including wild animals and livestock, from reaching the dead swine.
f. Swine must be directly moved to slaughter, accompanied by a transportation certificate or to another approved premises with a certificate of inspection.
An approved premises shall not be permitted in the vicinity of a qualified negative herd.
An approved premises permit shall be renewed annually by the department. The approved premises permit shall be renewed if the district veterinarian finds that the approved premises is and has been in compliance with this chapter and federal law. The department may suspend or cancel the permit for noncompliance. When a permit is suspended, canceled, or not renewed, the premises remains under quarantine until released pursuant to the provisions of this section.
89 Acts, ch 280, §9; 90 Acts, ch 1168, § 29; 97 Acts, ch 183, § 8, 13; 98 Acts, ch 1056, §7
Referred to in §166D.10
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