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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 90. Control and Eradication of Pullorum Disease and Fowl Typhoid in Poultry Flocks and Hatcheries and Products Thereof in Virginia

2VAC5-90-20. Authority.

Authority for the control and eradication of pullorum and typhoid in poultry in the Commonwealth of Virginia is hereby vested in the State Veterinarian. It shall be the function, power and duty of the State Veterinarian to administer the following provisions:

1. All poultry hatcheries and hatchery supply flocks within the Commonwealth of Virginia must qualify as U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or meet equivalent requirements for pullorum-typhoid control under supervision of the State Veterinarian.

2. All shipments of products other than U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean, or equivalent, into the Commonwealth of Virginia are prohibited.

3. Whenever a veterinarian or other person performing poultry disease diagnostic services has knowledge or reason to suspect that pullorum or typhoid exists in a poultry flock or hatchery, he shall give notice of such fact to the State Veterinarian within 48 hours.

4. Upon receipt of a report of pullorum or typhoid in poultry, the State Veterinarian shall direct an immediate investigation by an authorized representative to determine the origin and avenue of transmission of the infection.

5. Flocks deemed to be infected with pullorum or typhoid shall be quarantined by the State Veterinarian. Quarantined flocks or any portion thereof shall not be removed from the premises where the infection was detected, except with the written permission of the State Veterinarian.

6. All poultry shown in public exhibitions in the Commonwealth of Virginia shall originate from U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or equivalent flocks or have had a negative pullorum-typhoid test within 90 days of the movement to the public exhibition.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-6001, 3.2-6002, and 3.2-6004 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-07 § 2, eff. November 27, 1985.

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