Subchapter B. IMPORTATION OF CATTLE, GOATS
AND BUFFALO


Sec.


3.21.    General provisions.
3.22.    Brucellosis requirements.
3.23.    Tuberculosis requirements.
3.24.    Exhibition requirements for cattle and buffalo.
3.25.    Import requirements for goats.
3.26.    Cattle, goats and buffalo for immediate slaughter.
3.27.    Disease-free cattle, goats and buffalo.
3.28.    Cattle, goats and buffalo from infected herds.
3.29.    [Reserved].
3.31.    [Reserved].
3.32.    [Reserved].
3.33.    [Reserved].
3.41.    [Reserved].
3.42.    [Reserved].
3.43.    [Reserved].
3.44.    [Reserved].
3.45.    [Reserved].
3.46.    [Reserved].
3.47.    [Reserved].
3.51.    [Reserved].
3.52.    [Reserved].
3.61.    [Reserved].
3.62.    [Reserved].
3.71.    [Reserved].
3.72.    [Reserved].
3.81.    [Reserved].

Cross References

   This subchapter cited in 7 Pa. Code §  7.47 (relating to herd additions); and 7 Pa. Code §  9.53 (relating to herd additions in other than accredited free herds).

§ 3.21. General provisions.

 Cattle, goats and buffalo, except steers and spayed heifers and those for immediate slaughter, imported into this Commonwealth for any purpose shall meet Subchapter A (relating to general provisions), including an official interstate health certificate from the state of origin.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.21 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended March 9, 1984, effective March 10, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (69043).

§ 3.22. Brucellosis requirements.

 (a)  An approved laboratory in Canada or the state of origin shall conduct an official blood test for brucellosis, and the imported animals shall be negative to one of the following approved tests:

   (1)  Buffered Acid Plate Antigen Test (BAPA).

   (2)  Standard Tube Agglutination Test. The imported animals shall be negative in the 1:50 dilution.

   (3)  Official Card Test.

 (b)  Test eligible animals shall be those unvaccinated animals over 8 months (269 days of age) and those calfhood vaccinated animals over 14 months (449 days) of age.

 (c)  Cattle and buffalo (bison) are exempt from test if they originate from and are members of a certified brucellosis free herd.

 (d)  For cattle and buffalo (bison) imported from a herd in a free state, test eligible animals shall be tested negative within 30 days prior to entry.

 (e)  The following apply to cattle and buffalo (bison) imported from a herd in a Class A state:

   (1)  Cattle and buffalo (bison) except those imported for feeder-slaughter purposes only shall originate from and be members of, or natural additions to, a herd that has been blood tested and negative within 15 months (449 days) of entry but prior to 120 days of shipment.

   (2)  The individual test eligible animals to be imported shall be blood test negative within 30 days of shipment.

   (3)  The herd test dates and certified free herd number shall appear on the health certificate.

   (4)  Cattle and buffalo imported for feeding purposes shall be identified by an eartag and be accompanied by a health certificate. These animals shall be kept separate and apart from breeding or dairy animals and shall be fed or sold for slaughter purposes only.

 (f)  The following apply to cattle imported from a Class B or Class C state:

   (1)  Prior permit from the Department shall be obtained by the importer.

   (2)  Animals to be imported shall originate from and be members of, or natural additions to, a certified brucellosis free herd.

   (3)  Imported animals shall be quarantined upon entry, and a post-entry test of test eligible animals shall be conducted no sooner than 45 days nor longer than 120 days after importation.

   (4)  The herd test date, certified herd number, prior permit number and a statement by an accredited veterinarian that the animals being imported were included in the herd test or were natural additions shall appear on the health certificate.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3.22 issued under sections 9 and 403 of the act of July 22, 1913 (P. L. 928, No. 441) (3 P. S. § §  421 and 430); section 1 of the act of March 28, 1929 (P. L. 110, No. 117) (3 P. S. §  371); section 1702 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  442); section 2 of the act of April 17, 1929 (P. L. 533, No. 236) (3 P. S. §  342); and section 1 of the act of June 22, 1931 (P. L. 650, No. 225) (3 P. S. §  431).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.22 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended May 13, 1977, effective May 14, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 1276; amended May 23, 1980, effective May 24, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 2049; delayed June 27, 1980, effective October 15, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 2574; corrected October 10, 1980, effective October 15, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4037; amended November 14, 1980, effective November 15, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4365; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2478; amended March 9, 1984, effective March 10, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 829; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (144168) to (144169).

§ 3.23. Tuberculosis requirements.

 (a)  Test eligible animals shall be cattle and buffalo over 15 months (450 days) of age.

 (b)  A test will not be required if the animals originate from and are members of an accredited tuberculosis free herd.

 (c)  Test eligible cattle and buffalo—except those for immediate slaughter—shall be test negative within 60 days of entry.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.23 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended May 23, 1980, effective May 24, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 2049; delayed June 27, 1980, effective October 15, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 2574; amended March 9, 1984, effective March 10, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (66783).

§ 3.24. Exhibition requirements for cattle and buffalo.

 (a)  Cattle and buffalo to be imported for exhibition purposes shall meet the requirements of Subchapter A (relating to general provisions).

 (b)  Tests will not be required if the animal originates from a certified brucellosis free and accredited tuberculosis free herd. Animals originating from a brucellosis free state may enter without prior brucellosis tests.

 (c)  Test eligible animals originating from brucellosis Class A, B and C states shall be brucellosis test negative within 60 days of the opening date of the show.

 (d)  Test eligible animals shall be tuberculin test negative within 60 days of the opening date of the show.

 (e)  Animals imported for exhibition and sale shall meet the same requirements as for animals imported for dairy or breeding purposes.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.24 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended May 23, 1980, effective May 24, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 2049; delayed June 27, 1980, effective October 15, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 2574; amended October 16, 1981, effective October 17, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 3552; amended March 9, 1984, effective March 10, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (66784).

§ 3.25. Import requirements for goats.

 Goats for importation will be exempt from test for tuberculosis and brucellosis but shall meet Subchapter A (relating to general provisions).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.25 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; reserved May 23, 1980, effective May 24, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 2049; delayed June 27, 1980, effective October 15, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 2574; amended March 9, 1984, effective March 10, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (66784).

§ 3.26. Cattle, goats and buffalo for immediate slaughter.

 (a)  Cattle, goats and buffalo may be imported for immediate slaughter without an interstate health certificate if they are consigned to a slaughter market or recognized slaughter establishment.

 (b)  Those animals imported for slaughter shall be accompanied by a waybill and be slaughtered within 10 days after arrival in this Commonwealth, and may not be sold or used for other purpose.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.26 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144171).

§ 3.27. Disease-free cattle, goats and buffalo.

 Imported cattle, goats and buffalo approved for entry as free from tuberculosis or brucellosis or any other infectious or contagious disease shall be assembled, hauled or confined in public livestock marketing agencies where they are properly segregated in thoroughly cleaned and disinfected pens to prevent their exposure to infected cattle or premises.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.27 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895.

§ 3.28. Cattle, goats and buffalo from infected herds.

 (a)  Animals that originate in a herd in which tuberculosis infection has been disclosed may not be eligible for importation into this Commonwealth unless the herd has passed two tuberculin tests at intervals of at least 60 days and one additional test after 6 months. The herd shall also be released from quarantine.

 (b)  Animals that originate in a herd in which brucellosis infection has been disclosed may not be eligible for importation into this Commonwealth unless the herd has passed two consecutive negative blood tests, the first administered 30 days after removal of reactors, followed by a second test conducted 90 days after the first test and the release of the herd from quarantine.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.28 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended March 9, 1984, effective March 10, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (66785).

§ 3.29. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.29 adopted January 23, 1976, effective January 24, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 112; amended January 30, 1976, effective January 31, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 156; reserved March 9, 1984, effective March 10, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (66785) to (66786).

§ 3.31. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.31 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1380).

§ 3.32. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.32 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (1380) to (1381).

§ 3.33. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.33 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1381).

§ 3.41. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.41 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (1381) to (1382).

§ 3.42. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.42 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1382).

§ 3.43. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.43 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1382).

§ 3.44. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.44 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (1382) to (1383).

§ 3.45. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.45 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1383).

§ 3.46. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.46 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1383).

§ 3.47. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.47 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1383).

§ 3.51. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.51 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1384).

§ 3.52. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.52 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1384).

§ 3.61. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.61 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1384).

§ 3.62. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.62 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1384).

§ 3.71. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.71 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (1384) to (1385).

§ 3.72. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.72 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1385).

§ 3.81. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  3.81 reserved April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1385).



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