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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

2VAC5-150-200. Terminal facilities.

An animal holding area of a terminal facility of any carrier or intermediate handler shall:

1. Not commingle shipments of birds with inanimate cargo;

2. Be cleaned and sanitized often enough to prevent an accumulation of debris or excreta to minimize vermin infestation and to prevent a disease hazard;

3. Have in use an effective program for the control of insects, ectoparasites, and avian pests;

4. Be provided with fresh air by means of windows, doors, vents, or air conditioning and shall be ventilated or have air circulated by means of fans, blowers, or an air conditioning system so as to minimize drafts, odors, and moisture condensation;

5. Maintain temperature between 45°F and 85°F at all times, unless the birds are accompanied by a certificate of acclimation to lower temperatures signed by an accredited veterinarian not more than 10 days prior to shipment or unless the well-being of the confined bird mandates temperature maintenance above this range.

6. Use auxiliary ventilation such as exhaust fans, vents, fans, blower or air conditioning when the air temperature is above 75°F.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-6501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-13 § 4.3, eff. May 13, 1987.

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