(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.
Brucellosis reactor goats shall be
immediately slaughtered on the premises and may be:
(a) Buried on the premises;
(b) Disposed of by licensed rendering
(c) Slaughtered and used for
The premises where brucellosis reactor goats are found shall be cleaned and
disinfected as provided in these regulations for dairy herds.
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
(a) The veterinarian performing the test
revealing the reactor; or
means of a notarized affidavit from the owner.
Or. Admin. R.
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. &
Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 596
Stats. Implemented: ORS
596.040 & ORS