Kan. Admin. Regs. § 9-3-15 - Participation in the chronic wasting disease monitoring program

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) Each participating herd shall be maintained or held only on premises for which a current domesticated cervid permit has been issued by the commissioner. If a herd owner wishes to maintain separate herds, the herd owner shall maintain separate herd inventories, records, working facilities, water sources, equipment, and land use. There shall be a buffer zone of at least 30 feet between the perimeter fencing around each separate herd, and no commingling may occur. Movement between herds shall be recorded as if the herds were separately owned.
(b) Each application for enrollment of a herd in the chronic wasting disease program shall be submitted on a form provided by the commissioner and shall include the following:
(1) Documentation that a current domesticated cervid permit has been issued to the owner of the premises on which the herd is held or maintained;
(2) a copy of an initial herd inventory, including documentation of at least one form of official identification for each animal and one form of other visible identification, including eartags, brands, and any other means that are unique to that animal in the herd; and
(3) adequate herd records and documentation of the history of the herd since it originated or over at least the previous 60 months, whichever is less, including the following:
(A) For each animal added to the herd, any available records documenting the herd status of the herd from which the animal was transferred; and
(B) records establishing that no animal has displayed any clinical signs of CWD and that the herd has not had any CWD-positive animals.
(c) The date of the initial application into the CWD monitoring program shall be the anniversary date. On initial application, a herd inventory, including all official identification and any other identification, shall be completed and confirmed by means of visual inspection by an accredited veterinarian or a representative of the commissioner.

An application accompanied by a herd inventory, including all official identification and any other identification, shall be completed annually and confirmed by an accredited veterinarian or by a representative of the commissioner. Each herd inventory shall be filed at least 11 months and no more than 13 months after the last anniversary date of the participating herd's enrollment in the program. A visual inspection of the identification listed on the herd inventory shall be conducted and confirmed by an accredited veterinarian or by a representative of the commissioner at least once every three years.

An approved test for CWD shall be administered to the carcass of each animal that is 12 months of age or older at the time the animal dies or is slaughtered, unless an exception is granted by the commissioner.

(d) Failure to comply with this regulation shall result in a reduction or loss of herd status.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 9-3-15
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 47-610 and 47-2101; amended by Kansas Register Volume 33, No. 36, effective 9/19/2014.

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