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Comments sought for Animal ID program

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AUSTIN -- The Texas Animal Health Commission is accepting public comments on the following rule amendments from its September meeting.

The proposals were published in the Oct. 4 Texas Register, and will have a comment period of 30 days, with the exception of Chapter 47, Approved Personnel, which will have a comment period of 60 days. The Texas Animal Health Commission encourages and appreciates all comments.

Chapter 38, Trichomoniasis, Test Exceptions. The proposed change to the rule would allow untested bulls to be purchased and resold without a trichomoniasis test for up to seven days if moved under permit with official permanent identification. Bulls sold for breeding purposes would still be required to have a negative test.

Chapter 41, Fever Ticks, New Authorized Treatments. The proposed amendments add and define “treatment,” add new treatment options, and define “animal” as any domestic, free-range, or wild animal capable of hosting or transporting fever ticks.

Chapter 47, Approved Personnel. The commission is changing the name of this chapter to Authorized Personnel and proposing amendments which establish minimum standards, training, and recordkeeping requirements that individuals must meet in order to engage in an activity that is part of a state or federal disease control or eradication program for animals. Individuals eligible for authorized personnel status include certain state and federal animal health officials, accredited veterinarians, certain veterinarian employees, and, for the Chronic Wasting Disease Program, those who collect and submit samples. The proposal includes standards and procedures for suspending or revoking an individual’s authorized personnel status. Additionally, for the Brucellosis Program, the proposal would allow authorized veterinarians to adult vaccinate cattle.

Chapter 50, Animal Disease Traceability, Cattle Identification. This proposal adds a new section to establish identification requirements for cattle at change of ownership in Texas. The intent of the rule is for all adult-breeding cattle to have permanent official identification applied at change of ownership. Adult cattle consigned to slaughter within seven days are exempt from the permanent identification requirement. Calves and feeder cattle are not required to be identified, only adult cattle.

Chapter 51, Entry Requirements, Trichomoniasis. This amendment would allow Texas bulls participating in out of state “bull station trials” to return to their Texas farm of origin without a trichomoniasis test if maintained in a controlled environment without any contact with female cattle while out of state.

Chapter 57, Poultry, Indemnity. The proposed new section establishes standards for the payment of indemnity to flock owners in the event the commission orders depopulation. The proposal establishes that indemnification is subject to the availability of funds and compliance with all commission requirements.

A detailed explanation of the rule proposals was available Oct. 4, on the Texas Animal Health Commission website at

Comments on the Texas Animal Health Commission’s proposed regulations must be submitted in writing to Carol Pivonka, Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, Austin, TX 78758, by fax at 512- 719-0721, or by email to

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