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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

2VAC5-150-230. Handling.

Carriers and intermediate handlers, in moving birds to or from the primary conveyance and animal holding area of the terminal facility, shall:

1. Move the birds as expeditiously as possible;

2. Provide sufficient shade to protect birds from the direct rays of the sun and ensure that such birds shall not be subjected to surrounding air temperatures which exceed 85°F for a period of more than 45 minutes, unless the well-being of the confined bird mandates temperature maintenance above this range;

3. Provide covered transporting devices to protect the birds when the outdoor air temperature falls below 50°F, and ensure that such birds shall not be subjected to surrounding air temperatures which fall below 45°F for a period of more than 45 minutes unless the animals are accompanied by a certificate of acclimation to lower temperatures signed by an accredited veterinarian not more than 10 days prior to shipment;

4. Provide shelter from precipitation sufficient to allow birds to remain dry;

5. Avoid handling of the primary enclosure in such a manner that may cause physical or emotional trauma to the birds contained therein; and

6. Not toss, drop or needlessly tilt primary enclosures nor stack them in a manner which may result in their falling.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-6501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-13 § 4.6, eff. May 13, 1987.

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