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1721.0020 CONTROL OF ANIMAL DISEASES.

Subpart 1.

Animal identification.

The board shall require official identification of livestock when it is necessary to control or eradicate disease, follow the movement of livestock between locations, or determine which animals have been exposed to disease.

Subp. 2.

Quarantine and isolation.

The board shall quarantine and require isolation of any domestic animal infected with, exposed to, or which shows clinical signs of a contagious or infectious dangerous disease if it is necessary to protect the health of the domestic animals of the state. No person except the owner, attendants, or agent of the board shall enter any enclosures where quarantined and isolated livestock are being kept without prior approval of the board.

Subp. 3.

Vaccination.

In addition to the requirements in this chapter or Minnesota Statutes, chapter 35, the board shall require vaccination of animals if it is necessary to protect the health of the domestic animals of the state. This action shall be taken only on the affirmative vote of all five board members at a regularly scheduled meeting of the board. Vaccination of animals is to be performed at the owner's expense unless state or federal funds are available for this purpose.

Subp. 4.

Cleaning and disinfection.

The board shall require the cleaning and disinfecting of premises or vehicles in a manner approved by the board when necessary to control the dissemination and transmission of diseases.

Subp. 5.

Testing.

In addition to the requirements in this chapter or Minnesota Statutes, chapter 35, the board shall require testing of animals to determine if the animals are infected with a disease agent if it is necessary to protect the health of the domestic animals of the state. This action shall be taken only on the affirmative vote of all five board members at a regularly scheduled meeting of the board. The board shall require tests to be performed by or under the direct supervision of an accredited veterinarian. All required tests must be completed by a date determined by the board. The owner is responsible for assembling, handling, and restraining the animals so they can be tested. Required tests must be performed at the owner's expense unless state or federal funds are available for this purpose.

Subp. 6.

Disease control zones.

In addition to the requirements in this chapter or Minnesota Statutes, chapter 35, the board shall designate disease control zones and determine their size and location if it is necessary to protect the health of the domestic animals of the state. This action shall be taken only on the affirmative vote of all five board members at a regularly scheduled meeting of the board. Within a disease control zone, the board may require owners of livestock to:

A.

report personal contact information and location of all livestock to the board;

B.

obtain a permit or movement certificate from the board prior to movement of livestock onto or off any premises;

C.

submit complete inventories of all livestock to the board as requested; and

D.

complete and follow the recommendations of a wildlife risk assessment conducted in a manner approved by the board.

Subp. 7.

Disease reporting.

A person who knows or reasonably suspects that an animal is infected with a disease listed on the board's reportable animal diseases list must immediately report that knowledge or suspicion to the board. The board's reportable animal diseases list is available through the Internet at http://mn.gov/bah or by calling the board office at 651-296-2942. Reports shall be made by calling the board office at 651-296-2942, the district veterinarian whose phone number is available through the Internet at http://mn.gov/bah, or the Minnesota duty officer at 1-800-422-0798.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 35.03

History:

37 SR 1396

Published Electronically:

April 4, 2013