302 KAR 20:115. Vesicular stomatitis.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 257.030, 257.230

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 257.030, 257.070

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 257.030 authorizes the board to establish quarantine and other measures to control the movement of livestock into, through, or within the state. This administrative regulation establishes requirements for entry into Kentucky for livestock that has been exposed to vesicular stomatitis.

 

      Section 1. General Provisions. (1) Prohibited entry into Kentucky.

      (a) Livestock, wild or exotic animals shall not be permitted entry into Kentucky from any designated area or region in which vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed. Any designated area or region shall be defined by the Kentucky State Veterinarian.

      (b) Livestock, wild or exotic animals which have been in a vesicular stomatitis designated area or region shall not be permitted entry into Kentucky until they have been out of the designated area or region a minimum of twenty-one (21) days or the vesicular stomatitis designated area or region is released from restriction.

      (c) Livestock, wild or exotic animals shall not be permitted entry into Kentucky from any state which does not have in place adequate requirements, as determined by the Kentucky State Veterinarian, governing the entry of the animals from states which have had vesicular stomatitis diagnosed.

      (2) Vaccination.

      (a) Livestock, wild or exotic animals in Kentucky shall not be vaccinated with an autogenous vesicular stomatitis virus vaccine without approval of the Kentucky State Veterinarian.

      (b) Livestock, wild or exotic animals which have been vaccinated with an autogenous vesicular stomatitis virus shall not be permitted entry into Kentucky without approval of the Kentucky State Veterinarian.

      (3) Testing.

      (a) The Kentucky State Veterinarian may prescribe USDA approved testing for vesicular stomatitis based on:

      1. Extent of outbreak in the defined area;

      2. Species affected;

      3. Geographic region; and

      4. Purpose of entry into Kentucky.

      (b) The testing requirements shall be posted on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Web pages and shall include the prescribed testing assay and the time testing is to be completed.

      (4) If testing is required, the certificate of veterinary inspection shall include the following:

      (a) Testing laboratory;

      (b) Test date;

      (c) Accession number;

      (d) Type of test and test results; and

      (e) Complete name, address, city and state of both the consignor and consignee.

      (4) Other requirements. All other entry requirements as found in 302 KAR 20:040 shall be met in full. (22 Ky.R. 1179; eff. 2-12-96; 31 Ky.R. 148; 704; eff. 10-13-04; 37 Ky.R. 955; 10-13-2010.)