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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 190. Rules and Regulations Establishing a Monitoring Program for Avian Influenza and Other Poultry Diseases

2VAC5-190-30. Specimen submissions.

A. All growers of poultry shall submit to a state laboratory for diagnostic testing specimens from poultry they grow, as specified in subsection C of this section.

B. All persons operating slaughtering plants, egg plants, hatcheries, layer houses, or any other poultry-raising, poultry-keeping or poultry-handling endeavor also shall submit such specimens from poultry they grow, handle, or process, as specified in subsection C of this section.

C. Specimens from poultry submitted pursuant to subsections A and B of this section for laboratory analysis shall be for diseases governed by § 3.2-6002 of the Code of Virginia in the number and kind and at a time designated by the State Veterinarian.

D. Specimens submitted in accordance with subsection C of this section shall be from the following classes of poultry.

1. Chickens

a. Slaughter birds

b. Broiler breeders

c. Layers

d. Layer breeders

e. Broilers

f. Pullets

g. Cockerels

2. Turkeys

a. Slaughter birds

b. Turkey breeders

c. Commercial toms and hens

d. Poults

3. Game birds

a. Bobwhite quail

b. Chukar partridge

c. Pheasant

d. Others

E. Specimens that are required for laboratory testing to detect infectious and contagious diseases shall be submitted as directed by the State Veterinarian from the following:

1. Exhibition birds;

2. Birds from small privately owned layer flocks;

3. Birds on game farms; and

4. Birds in backyard flocks.

F. Disposition of poultry that have recovered from infectious or contagious diseases. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the marketing of poultry that have recovered from avian influenza, but the marketing of such recovered poultry shall occur only with the prior approval of the State Veterinarian.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-6001 and 3.2-6002 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-17 § 3, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 11, eff. March 4, 2009.

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