32.4.901 IMPOSITION OF QUARANTINE
(1) Imported alternative livestock shall be placed under quarantine until:
(a) all disease testing requirements are met; and
(b) the animals are tagged and marked as required by 87-4-414, MCA.
(2) Any animals placed in quarantine shall be immediately presented by the licensee to the department for testing and/or inspection upon request. Failure to present animals may be interpreted as the negligent or willful misconduct of the alternative livestock farm operation and also a threat to the public safety.
(3) The state veterinarian under the authority of 81-2-103, MCA and rules promulgated under ARM Title 32, chapter 3 shall outline the establishment and release of quarantine for all quarantinable diseases. This shall include but is not limited to the following:
(a) the required testing for exposed and infected alternative livestock placed under quarantine and any testing required for other animals on the alternative livestock farm and adjacent properties;
(b) specific confinement requirements and restrictions for the animals placed under quarantine, (this may include construction of additional fences, restrictions or requirements on unquarantined animals regarding sale and transport);
(c) movement of animals from the herd identified under terms of the quarantine;
(d) disposal of animals wastes and carcasses on the alternative livestock farm property; and
(e) any other measures deemed necessary for the elimination of disease on the game farm.
(4) The disposal of tuberculosis-infected alternative livestock as determined by physical examination or tuberculin test must meet all requirements of ARM Title 32, chapters 3 and 6 and orders by the state veterinarian.
History: 87-4-422, MCA; IMP, 87-4-422, MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 136, Eff. 1/15/99; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2974, Eff. 12/24/10.