Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0530 - Brucellosis Testing Procedure for Goats

(1) Milk goat herds may be tested for brucellosis by an official veterinarian at the request of the owner. Blood tests with the Buffered Brucella Antigen (Card) test will be conducted by the Animal Health laboratory. Licensed goat dairies are required to blood test their herds at intervals when deemed epidemiologically necessary by the Department. Retesting of infected milk goat herds may be at Department expense in the same manner as infected dairy cattle herds.
(2) Brucellosis reactor goats shall be immediately slaughtered on the premises and may be:
(a) Buried on the premises;
(b) Disposed of by licensed rendering plant;
(c) Slaughtered and used for human consumption.
(3) The premises where brucellosis reactor goats are found shall be cleaned and disinfected as provided in these regulations for dairy herds.
(4) Proof that a reactor goat has been slaughtered, disposed of as provided in section (2) of this rule, and the premises cleaned and disinfected, shall be furnished the Department in writing by:
(a) The veterinarian performing the test revealing the reactor; or
(b) By means of a notarized affidavit from the owner.


Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0530
AD 858(30-67), f. 12-8-67, ef. 12-15-67; AD 1000(14-73), f. 11-20-73, ef. 12-11-73; AD 3-1984, f. & ef. 1-20-84

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 596

Stats. Implemented: ORS 596.040 & ORS 596.392

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