CHAPTER 5C-3 IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS Author: Feng Xiao Last modified by: Feng Xiao Created Date: 9/22/2006 7:07:00 AM Company: CommerNet, Inc. Other titles:

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5C-3.005 Goats or Sheep. (1) OCVI Required. All goats or sheep imported into the state, except goats or sheep consigned directly to recognized slaughtering establishments, must be accompanied by an OCVI. The OCVI must include the following: (a) The official individual identification of each animal as required in 9 CFR § 79.2 (2004) and § 79.3 (2004) and the Scrapie Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules, APHIS 91-55-066, October 1, 2003; and (b) A statement that each goat or sheep, is free of the clinical signs of the diseases: caseous lymphadenitis, contagious ecthyma (Orf), chlamydial keratoconjunctivitis, scabies, scrapie, and contagious footrot. (2) Testing Requirements for Dairy Goats. (a) Tuberculosis Test. Dairy goats over 6 months of age must originate from an Accredited Tuberculosis-Free Herd, or have had a negative tuberculosis test within 90 days prior to importation. (b) Brucellosis Test. Dairy goats over 6 months of age must originate from a Certified Brucellosis-Free Herd, or have had a negative brucellosis test within 90 days prior to importation. (3) Immediate Slaughter Goats or Sheep. (a) Goats or sheep older than 18 months of age must have an official individual identification as required in 9 CFR § 79.2 (2004) and § 79.3 (2004), and the Scrapie Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules, APHIS 91-55- 066, October 1, 2003. (b) Evidence of ownership or authority to transport the animals as provided in subsection 5C-3.002(2), F.A.C., must accompany the shipment. (c) The goats or sheep will be moved directly to a recognized slaughter establishment. (4) Materials. 9 CFR § 79.2 (2004), § 79.3 (2004), and the Scrapie Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules, APHIS 91-55-066, October 1, 2003 are hereby incorporated by reference. Copies may be obtained from the United States Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, D.C. 20402-9328. Specific Authority 585.002(4), 585.08(2) FS. Law Implemented 585.08(1), (2)(a), 585.145(1), (2) FS. History–New 6-29-62, Amended 2-5-85, Formerly 5C-3.05, Amended 9-6-89, 3-23-94, 6-4-95, 12-12-04.

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