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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 195. Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza in the Live-Bird Marketing System

2VAC5-195-50. LBM bird testing and recordkeeping.

The LBM shall verify bird identification and AI test-negative status of birds at the time of their receipt. If such documentation is not available, the birds shall not enter the LBM. Records for birds shall include the date of entry, the premises-of-origin identification number with a lot identifier, the number and species of birds in the lot, the distributor license number, the date of sale, and a copy of the negative test results for the birds. The record requirements shall include all premises that birds have visited from the flock of origin to the LBM, including production and distribution units where commingling may have occurred.

The LBM shall maintain records for 12 months from the birds' date of entry into the LBM. A copy of the form to be used may be obtained from the State Veterinarian.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-6023 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. August 21, 2006.

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