Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0265 - Importation of Cattle; Tuberculosis Testing Requirements

In addition to an import permit and other disease control requirements, the following requirements must be met regarding bovine tuberculosis. Cattle that have had physical contact within the past 12 months with cattle originating in Mexico must be treated as cattle originating in Mexico.

(1) Cattle originating from within the United States:
(a) Tuberculosis testing is not required for:
(A) Cattle of beef breeds originating from states classified or areas designated as USDA accredited-free of bovine tuberculosis. Such cattle must be born in or resident in such a state for at least the previous 12 months;
(B) Cattle of any breed originating from herds classified USDA accredited-free of bovine tuberculosis. The accredited herd number and date of latest herd test must be shown on the health certificate.
(C) Cattle imported for slaughter:
(i) By direct delivery to a federally inspected slaughter establishment.
(ii) By direct consignment to an auction market to be sold for slaughter only.
(D) Cattle of any beef breed or cattle of dairy breeds that are sexually neutered, imported to be fed for slaughter from a state which is not classified USDA accredited-free of bovine tuberculosis: If the herd of origin is not under hold order, quarantine, or epidemiological study for tuberculosis, and has had no laboratory confirmed case or other epidemiological evidence of tuberculosis in the previous 12 months, and there has been no contact with any such herd which has; or
(E) Cattle of beef breeds imported for breeding purposes from a state which is not classified USDA accredited-free of bovine tuberculosis if the state of origin has had no laboratory confirmed case or other epidemiological evidence of tuberculosis in the previous 12 months and the herd of origin is not under hold order, quarantine, or epidemiological study for tuberculosis;
(F) Cattle of beef breeds imported for breeding from a state which is not classified USDA accredited-free of bovine tuberculosis and which has had a laboratory confirmed case or other epidemiological evidence of tuberculosis in the previous 12 months, if the area or herd from which they originate has been exempted from testing by the Oregon State Veterinarian in consultation with livestock health officials of the state of origin.
(b) Tuberculosis testing is required for:
(A) Cattle of beef breeds imported for breeding purposes from a state which is not classified USDA accredited-free of bovine tuberculosis and which has had a laboratory confirmed case or other epidemiological evidence of tuberculosis in the previous 12 months, except as exempted in paragraph (1)(a)(F) of this rule;
(B) Cattle of dairy breeds imported for breeding and/or dairy purposes, over 2 months of age, within the 60-day period before entering the state.
(C) A retest at 60 to 120 days from date of first test may in some cases be required. The imported cattle may be retested in the state of origin or imported into Oregon and held under quarantine subject to retest;
(D) Cattle imported as transient rodeo stock must have had one negative tuberculosis test within 12 months before entry.
(c) Appeals of exemption decisions: Appeals of exemption decisions made under paragraph (1)(a)(F) of this rule must be filed with the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture within 10 working days of the decision. Review will be completed within 10 working days of the appeal. Review will include consultation with at least the Oregon State Veterinarian, the USDA Area Veterinarian in Charge for Oregon, and livestock health officials of the exporting state or country.
(2) Cattle originating in Canada: The regulations for importation of cattle from within the United States shall apply to areas of equivalent tuberculosis classification status as determined by the Ministry of Agriculture of Canada.
(3) Cattle originating in Mexico:
(a) Sexually neutered cattle must:
(A) Bear official Mexican government identification; and
(B) Be negative to a tuberculosis test upon crossing the border into the United States; and
(C) If imported for feeding purposes, be imported under prior written agreement with the Oregon State Veterinarian directly to a "Tuberculosis Qualified Pasture" (TQP) after proof is provided of a negative tuberculosis test administered no less than 60 days after the initial test and after importation into the U.S. Movement out of the TQP may be to another TQP, direct to slaughter, or to an out of state destination. The TQP must have fencing adequate to prohibit commingling with breeding animals; or
(D) If imported for rodeo and recreational purposes, be held separate and apart from native cattle and retested negative 60 to 120 days following the first test. Such cattle that have been resident in another state for more than 60 days shall require evidence of a second negative retest for tuberculosis before entry into Oregon.
(b) Sexually intact cattle of beef breeds must:
(A) Be negative to the tuberculosis test upon crossing the border into the United States; and
(B) Be retested negative within 60 to 120 days following the first test; and
(C) Be retested negative within 360 to 420 days following the first test; and
(D) Be held separate and apart from native cattle until completion of all tests; and
(E) Not be imported for feeding purposes.
(c) Cattle originating on Mexican dairies shall not be imported for any purpose.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0265
AD 890(20-68), f. 10-28-68, ef. 11-1-68; AD 1047(37-74), f. 9-20-74, ef. 10-11-74; AD 1108(29-76), f. & ef. 9-21-76; AD 3-1984, f. & ef. 1-20-84; AD 9-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-23-93; AD 7-1994, f. & cert. ef. 7-12-94; DOA 12-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-17-03 thru 9-1-03; DOA 33-2003, f. & cert. ef. 9-18-03; DOA 14-2005, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-05; DOA 20-2008(Temp), f. 9-10-08 cert. ef. 9-15-08 thru 3-10-09; Administrative correction 3-18-09; DOA 15-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-31-10

Stat. Auth.: ORS 596.341

Stats. Implemented: ORS 596.341

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