02 NCAC 52B .0501          POULTRY DISEASES

If it shall be determined that any contagious or infectious disease of poultry, or exposure thereto, exists in any hatchery, poultry processing plant, or on any other place where poultry is raised, kept or handled, the State Veterinarian, his assistants or any duly authorized inspector, acting under the authority of the Commissioner of Agriculture is authorized to perform any or all of the following acts:

(1)           quarantine and placard such premises and all poultry on same premises when necessary to control the spread of contagious or infectious diseases of poultry;

(2)           restrict the movement of poultry, baby chicks, eggs or any other agent capable of transmitting infection;

(3)           require the cleaning and disinfecting of trucks and other vehicles used in transporting poultry and other products;

(4)           require the cleaning and disinfecting of hatcheries, poultry houses, slaughtering plants, coops, crates, transporting cages, containers, egg cases, chick boxes or any other agent capable of carrying infection;

(5)           restrict and regulate the disposition of offal and other waste material from poultry slaughtering and processing establishments, provide for disposal of manure from poultry houses by composting for 30 to 60 days on the farm or by burial on the farm where disease has occurred, or dispose by method authorized by the State Veterinarian;

(6)           require the proper disposition of all dead birds.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑540;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1986;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.