(a)  Feeding and breeding swine may not be transported on any public road or held in any public place unless accompanied by a written permit from the State Veterinarian or proof satisfactory to the State Veterinarian that:

(1)           No pseudorabies vaccine has been used in the herd of origin, unless the herd is a pseudorabies monitored vaccinated herd or unless the use of vaccine has been approved under the North Carolina Pseudorabies Program; and

(2)           The swine were tested and found negative for pseudorabies within 30 days prior to movement; or

(3)           The swine originated from a pseudorabies‑free area as determined by the State Veterinarian; or

(4)           The swine originated from a Qualified Pseudorabies Negative Herd as defined in Title 9, Part 85 of the Code of Federal Regulations; or

(5)           The swine originated from a monitored feeder pig herd; or

(6)           The swine are being transported or held in accordance with the North Carolina Pseudorabies Program.

(b)  The State Veterinarian or his representative is authorized to test swine for pseudorabies in accordance with G.S. 106‑400.1.

(c)  Swine transported on a public road or held in a public place in violation of this Rule are subject to quarantine and may be transported or held only by written permit from the State Veterinarian or his representative.

(d)  Sporting swine:

(1)           For the purpose of this Rule:

(A)          "Sporting swine" means any domestic or feral swine intended for hunting purposes and includes the progeny of these swine whether or not the progeny are intended for hunting purposes;

(B)          "Feral swine" means any swine that have lived any part of its life free roaming.

(2)           All sporting swine sold or offered for sale must originate directly from a qualified pseudorabies-negative herd.

Note: Violation of this regulation is a misdemeanor under G.S. 106‑22(3), and is punishable by fine or imprisonment of not more than two years, or both.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑22(3); 106‑400.1;

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1996; December 1, 1989; June 1, 1989;

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