02 NCAC 52B .0213          IMPORTATION REQUIREMENTS: CERVIDAE

(a)  No cervidae may be imported into North Carolina from a herd located in a county in which Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been diagnosed or from a county which is contiguous to a county in which CWD has been diagnosed.

(b)  All cervidae entering North Carolina must be accompanied by all of the following:

(1)           an official health certificate issued within 30 days prior to arrival;

(2)           individual identification, such as a bangle-type ear tag, with lettering two inches or greater that can be viewed from a distance and noted on the health certificate;

(3)           an importation permit issued by the North Carolina State Veterinarian.  The request for an importation permit must be made by a licensed, accredited veterinarian, as defined in 02 NCAC 52B .0401, and must be accompanied by a copy of the official health certificate and a copy of the captivity permit issued by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission;

(4)           the following statement must also appear on the health certificate:  "All cervidae on this certificate originate from a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) monitored or certified herd in which these animals have been kept for at least one year or were natural additions.  There has been no diagnosis, signs, or epidemiological evidence of CWD in this herd or any herd contributing to this herd for the previous five years.";

(5)           proof of a negative test for brucellosis for all animals six months of age or older within 30 days prior to arrival.  The herd of origin must have had no diagnosis of brucellosis in the 12 months preceding shipment; and

(6)           proof of a negative single cervical test for tuberculosis for animals six months of age or older conducted within 60 days prior to arrival if the animal originates from a tuberculosis accredited or qualified herd.  If the animal is six months of age or older and originates from a herd of unknown status, two negative single cervical tests for tuberculosis will be required with the second being greater than 90 days from the initial test and within 60 days prior to arrival.  If the animal is less than six months of age and from a herd of unknown status, one negative single cervical test will be required.  The herd of origin and commingled susceptible species must have had no diagnosis of tuberculosis in the 36 months preceding shipment.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-307.5; 106-317; 106-400;

Eff. August 1, 2002.