Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0275 - Importation of Bison

In addition to the general provisions for importation of livestock into Oregon (OAR 603-011-0255 ) which also apply to importation of bison, the following requirements regarding bison shall also be followed and observed:

(1) A permit shall be obtained from the Department before bison can enter Oregon.
(2) An official health certificate may be required for all bison before they are imported into Oregon.
(3) Tuberculosis: All bison shall originate from herds not known to be infected or exposed to reactor animals or herds and if over two years of age shall be tested negative for tuberculosis within 30 days of importation, except:
(a) Bison originating in an accredited free herd with the herd accreditation numbers shown on the accompanying permits or health certificates;
(b) Bison originating in a state or geographically defined area (recognized by the Department) which has not had an M. bovis infected animal or herd within the past year;
(c) Bison imported to a dry feedlot which when removed will go direct to slaughter. Bison may be removed from feed lots for breeding purposes with permission of the State Veterinarian and if they are tested as free within 10 days of removal;
(d) Bison imported for slaughter if such are slaughtered within eight days thereof.
(4) Brucellosis: A negative official test for brucellosis is required of all bison within 30 days prior to entry into Oregon except as follows:
(a) Official vaccinates under 24 months of age;
(b) Calves under eight months of age;
(c) Bison consigned directly to a slaughtering establishment, for immediate slaughter, and slaughtered within eight days of arrival.


Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0275
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 3-1984, f. & ef. 1-20-84

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 596

Stats. Implemented: ORS 596.341

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