Administrative Code

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 150. Rules and Regulations Governing the Transportation of Companion Animals

2VAC5-150-190. Primary conveyances.

Primary conveyances used in transporting birds shall meet the following provisions:

1. The cargo space of primary conveyances used in transporting birds shall be constructed to protect their health and ensure their safety and comfort;

2. The cargo space shall be constructed and maintained in a manner to prevent the ingress of engine exhaust fumes and gases from the primary conveyance during transport;

3. The cargo space shall have a supply of air sufficient for normal breathing for each bird contained therein, and the primary enclosure shall be positioned in such a manner that each bird has access to sufficient air for normal breathing;

4. Temperatures in primary conveyances shall not exceed 75°F for more than 45 minutes without supplemental ventilation through natural or automatic ventilation or air conditioning nor fall below 45°F without auxiliary heat, unless the birds are accompanied by a certificate of acclimation to lower temperatures signed by an accredited veterinarian, or unless the well-being of the confined bird mandates temperature maintenance above this range;

5. Primary enclosures containing birds shall be positioned in the primary conveyance in such a manner that in an emergency the birds can be removed;

6. The interior of the animal cargo space shall be kept clean;

7. Birds shall not be transported with any material, substance, or device in such a way that can injure their health or well-being; and

8. Vehicles used to carry birds shall be enclosed; including but not limited to, vans, station wagons, and pick-up trucks equipped with camper shells; so that:

a. All sides and top are covered;

b. Adequate ventilation is assured by the use of screens or ventilation systems;

c. The vehicle is insulated to provide protection from weather extremes or has an automatic heating/cooling system.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-6501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-13 § 4.2, eff. May 13, 1987.

Website addresses provided in the Virginia Administrative Code to documents incorporated by reference are for the reader's convenience only, may not necessarily be active or current, and should not be relied upon. To ensure the information incorporated by reference is accurate, the reader is encouraged to use the source document described in the regulation.

As a service to the public, the Virginia Administrative Code is provided online by the Virginia General Assembly. We are unable to answer legal questions or respond to requests for legal advice, including application of law to specific fact. To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult an attorney.