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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 205. Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Shooting Enclosures
6/23/2024

2VAC5-205-100. Health requirements of animals to be held.

A. Sheep. No shooting enclosure may receive any sheep unless the sheep originates directly from a state officially designated scabies-free by the United States Department of Agriculture and has been tested negative to malignant catarrhal fever test (wildebeest type) conducted in a state or federal laboratory within 30 days prior to entering the Commonwealth.

B. Goats. No shooting enclosure may receive any goat unless the goat:

1. Originates directly from a herd in which all goats were negative to a tuberculin test no more than 12 months before the goat enters the Commonwealth, or is individually tested and found negative to a tuberculin test no more than 30 days prior to entering the Commonwealth;

2. Originates directly from a herd in which all goats were negative to a brucellosis test within 12 months prior to the goat's entering the Commonwealth, or is individually tested and found negative to a brucellosis test within 30 days prior to entering the Commonwealth; and

3. The goat is free of clinical signs of caseous lymphadenitis. "Clinical signs," with reference to caseous lymphadenitis, means abscesses of the lymph nodes, whether draining or not.

C. Swine. No shooting enclosure may receive any swine unless the swine meet the following requirements:

1. Brucellosis.

a. No shooting enclosure may receive any swine over four months of age unless the swine:

(1) Originates from an officially validated brucellosis-free herd;

(2) Originates from a herd in which all swine over four months of age were negative to a brucellosis test conducted in a state or federal laboratory within 12 months prior to the date of entering Virginia; or

(3) Has been individually tested and found negative to a brucellosis test conducted in a state or federal laboratory within 30 days prior to entering the Commonwealth.

b. The certificate of veterinary inspection on the swine shall indicate the official herd status or the negative test.

2. Pseudorabies.

a. No shooting enclosure may receive any swine that have been vaccinated against pseudorabies.

b. No shooting enclosure may receive any swine unless the swine are identified by ear tag and:

(1) Originate directly from a pseudorabies monitored herd;

(2) Originate directly from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd; or

(3) Have been individually tested and found negative to a test for pseudorabies within 30 days prior to entering Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-6039 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 19, eff. July 8, 1998.

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