Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0256 - Importation of Animals; Preventing Vesicular Stomatitis

(1) In addition to the requirements of OAR 603-011-0255 and all other import requirements, animals listed in section (2) of this rule which are shipped from any state or area with confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis shall not be imported into Oregon unless:
(a) An import permit is obtained from the Department before movement, including animals moving to an approved livestock market in Oregon; and
(b) The animals show no clinical signs of vesicular stomatitis on the day of shipment; and
(c) The animals have not originated from a premises or area under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis; and
(d) A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within 24 hours of movement shall accompany the animals, which states: The animals represented on this Certificate of Veterinary Inspection have not originated from a premises or area under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis.
(2) The following animals are subject to the requirements of section (1) of this rule:
(a) Horses;
(b) Cattle;
(c) Bison;
(d) Sheep;
(e) Goats;
(f) Swine; and
(g) Other susceptible animals associated with the animals listed above.
(3) The Department may require serological testing for vesicular stomatitis of any animal imported into the state. If an animal shows a positive response, the Department may deny entry into Oregon.
(4) The Department may require that any animals originating in or traveling through states where vesicular stomatitis has been confirmed be quarantined on the premises of destination for a minimum of 21 days. The Department may also require that a representative of the Department inspect quarantined animals before release of quarantine.
(5) The Department may deny entry into the state of any animal that has been vaccinated with vesicular stomatitis vaccine.
(6) The Department may require the inspection of individual animals at any gathering, including fairs, shows, rodeos, sales, auctions, and similar events, if the Department has reason to believe the animals have been exposed to vesicular stomatitis.
(7) If the Department has reason to believe that animals have been exposed to vesicular stomatitis, the Department may require inspection of the animals, the documents associated with the animals and the vehicles used to haul the animals. However, the Department may only inspect that portion of the vehicle associated with the animals.
(8) The Department may remove these requirements from any state, after the last confirmed case in that state is released from quarantine and when the decision is supported by consultation with the Oregon United States Department of Agriculture Area Veterinarian in Charge and epidemiological investigation.


Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0256
AD 14-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-27-95; AD 17-1995, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-95; DOA 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-7-11

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335(5), 561.190, 561.192, 561.605, 596.020(1)(a)(b), 596.341, 596.351, 596.392 & 604.046(4)

Stats. Implemented: ORS 596.020, 596.341, 596.351, 596.392 & 604.046(4)

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