SECTION .0600 - ANIMAL KEEPING, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXHIBITION

 

02 NCAC 52K .0601          HEALTH CERTIFICATE; VACCINATIONS

(a)  An official health certificate as defined in 02 NCAC 52B .0202, a rabies vaccination certificate (when applicable), and any other documentation required by 02 NCAC 52B for species or state of origin, shall accompany all animals contained in a public contact setting.

(b)  An animal for which there is an approved rabies vaccine, but which is too young to receive rabies vaccination, is prohibited from animal contact exhibits unless proof of rabies vaccination, within the preceding 12 months, of the mother is provided.

(c)  Initial rabies vaccination shall be administered at least 30 days prior to the event.  Subsequent vaccinations for livestock shall be no more than one year prior to the event and may be within 30 days of the event if proof of previous vaccination is provided.  Dogs and cats shall be in compliance with the North Carolina rabies law, G.S. 130A, Article 6, Part 6.

(d)  If no licensed rabies vaccine exists for a particular species (such as rabbits, goats, llamas, and camels), no vaccination is required.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-520.3A;

Eff. September 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2008;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 22, 2015.