section .0700 – miscellaneous requirements
02 ncac 52c .0701 INTRASTATE REQUIREMENTS: CERVIDAE
(a) Cervidae that originate from herds containing cervidae only may be sold within North Carolina, if they test negative for tuberculosis within 60 days of change of ownership.
(b) Cervidae that are commingled with domestic livestock may be sold within North Carolina provided that domestic cattle are tested annually, and all cervidae and bovidae other than domestic cattle and bison are tested negative for tuberculosis within 60 days prior to moving intrastate.
(c) Cervidae owners shall maintain records showing:
(1) date and source of new additions to the herd;
(2) date of deaths of cervidae and copy of laboratory report on cause of death; and
(3) date of sale or other disposition of any animal from a herd containing cervidae and the name and address of person who received the animal.
These records shall be maintained by the cervidae owner for a period of five years and shall be made available for inspection and copying by an employee of the NC Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division.
(d) All captive cervidae of any species 12 months of age or older that die of any cause shall be tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. The animal's head shall be submitted to a USDA-approved laboratory for testing. Information about USDA approved laboratories may be found by calling the USDA-APHIS Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-820-2234. A copy of the laboratory report shall be sent to the State Veterinarian - 1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699.
(e) Cervidae owners shall comply with the "Uniform Methods & Rules: Tuberculosis Eradication in Cervidae," U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is hereby adopted by reference, including subsequent editions and amendments. A copy of this document may be obtained from the NC Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division at no charge.
History Note: Authority G.S. 106-317; 106-400;
Eff. July 1, 1998;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2004; August 1, 2002;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2016.