32.4.1313 MANAGEMENT OF ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK CERVID HERDS WITH AT LEAST ONE ANIMAL DIAGNOSED WITH CWD AND WITH THE PROBABILITY OF CWD TRANSMISSION
(1) Disposition of cervid herds with a CWD confirmed diagnosis and the probability of CWD transmission within the herd is as follows:
(a) The licensee must comply with CWD surveillance of the herd as outlined in ARM 32.4.1302.
(b) The licensee shall present the entire herd for inspection and inventory within ten days of notification of the state veterinarian.
(c) The state veterinarian shall complete an epidemiological investigation of the herd.
(d) The state veterinarian shall identify high-risk animals within the herd.
(i) The entire herd shall be placed under a quarantine for a period of 36 months from the date of death of the last CWD affected animal.
(ii) High-risk animals shall be restricted from contact with other animals in the herd.
(iii) After the 36-month quarantine period, the high-risk animals may be placed under a hold order for an additional 12 months.
(iv) The licensee may sacrifice all high-risk animals and submit tissue samples and/or specimens from each CWD test eligible animal in accordance to ARM 32.4.1302. If all high-risk animals are sacrificed and no CWD positive animal is identified, the herd will remain under quarantine for three years from the last diagnosed case.
(e) The licensee shall meet with the state veterinarian and develop a herd plan within 15 days of the herd inventory and inspection date as required under (1)(b).
(f) The herd will be designated as "monitored, herd status pending."
History: 81-2-103, 87-4-422, MCA; IMP, 81-2-103, 87-4-422, MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 652, Eff. 4/9/99; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2974, Eff. 12/24/10.