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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

2VAC5-205-70. Health requirements.

A. The animals shipped to a shooting enclosure must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection which shall:

1. Be issued by (i) an accredited veterinarian; (ii) a veterinarian in the employ of the Veterinary Services Division, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA; or (iii) other veterinarian approved by the State Veterinarian;

2. Contain (i) the name and complete address of the consignor; (ii) the name and complete address of the consignee; (iii) the complete address of the animal's destination; (iv) the results of every veterinary-medical test and every observation as to the animal's health required by this chapter of the animal to be shipped, the date the test was performed and results of the test; and

3. Be attached to the shipment's waybill or be in the possession of the person carrying the animal.

The licensee is responsible for keeping certificates of veterinary inspection, records of dates and types of disease testing, cause of death, and disposition for each animal. Records will be identified by animal ear or belly tag number. All records shall be retained for the period of ownership of the animal and for three years after disposition.

Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, no certificate of veterinary inspection shall have effect more than 30 days after it is issued. No person may use an expired certificate of veterinary inspection to ship an animal.

B. In addition to any penalties authorized by law or the violation of this chapter, any person shipping an animal in violation of this chapter shall be subject to having the animal quarantined by the State Veterinarian or his designated representative and, at the owner's expense:

1. Returned to the state of origin under permit;

2. Sent under permit directly to slaughter;

3. Destroyed;

4. Tested until the animal complies with requirements of this chapter for shipment; or

5. Disposed of by means necessary or appropriate, in the State Veterinarian's judgment, to protect the health of livestock the State Veterinarian is charged with protecting.

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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