All dairy cattle over two years of age shall be tested for tuberculosis by an
official veterinarian once every six years.
(2) Herds tested for tuberculosis in which
animals are found showing a classification of reactor or suspect shall be
handled in accordance with the applicable section of USDA/APHIS VS publication
Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication, Uniform Methods and Rules current
as of the date of disclosure of the reactors or suspects to the tuberculosis
(3) An area may be designated
by the Department by regulation as a test area. All cattle over two years of
age in all herds must be tested by an official veterinarian in such a
designated area and within the time limits set by the Department.
(4) If a tuberculosis infected bovine animal
is found post mortem inspection at slaughter, the source herd will be
identified and tested by the assistant state veterinarians or USDA Veterinary
medical officers in accordance with the procedures of the applicable sections
of USDA/APHIS VS publication Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication, Uniform
Methods and Rules current.
Upon reading the test for tuberculosis on
any livestock, the veterinarian shall:
Notify the owner of the test results of the herd;
(b) Brand and tag with a reactor eartag any
reactors to the test;
Quarantine the herd if the test reveals reactors, or individual animals if
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. &
Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated
by reference in this rule are available from the
Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 596
Stats. Implemented: ORS
596.040 & ORS