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95.41 95.41 Tuberculin; ear tags.
95.41(1)(1)The department shall furnish and distribute tuberculin and circulars containing the rules and regulations for applying the tuberculin test upon application to all persons authorized to make such test.
95.41(2) (2)The department shall provide ear tags to be used for identifying cattle and farm-raised deer tested for purposes of disease control, and shall distribute the tags to persons authorized by the department to identify cattle and farm-raised deer.
95.41 History History: 1977 c. 216; 1979 c. 129; 1995 a. 79.
95.42 95.42 Revocation of permit to test. Only veterinarians approved by the department may apply the tuberculin test to cattle and farm-raised deer, and no veterinarian applying the test may tag or brand reactors except as specifically authorized or directed by the department. Any veterinarian who fails to comply with this section and the rules and instructions furnished by the department shall forfeit all right to apply the tuberculin test.
95.42 History History: 1977 c. 216; 1979 c. 129; 1995 a. 79.
95.42 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.43 95.43 Application of brucellosis test.
95.43(1)(1)The brucellosis test shall be applied only by approved veterinarians. Any veterinarian who fails to comply with the laws or regulations of the department relating to disease control may be denied such approval.
95.43(2) (2)Every veterinarian who applies the brucellosis test shall promptly reactor tag and permanently mark all reactors in conformity with the law and the regulations of the department, and shall promptly report the result of each test to the department. No person shall interfere in any way with the identification of reactors as required herein.
95.43 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1995 a. 155.
95.43 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.45 95.45 Certificates of veterinary inspection; tests for interstate shipment.
95.45(1)(1)Tests to determine the health status of animals for the purpose of interstate shipment shall be made only by licensed graduate veterinarians approved by the department. Such veterinarians shall report the results of every such test to the department in triplicate.
95.45(4) (4)
95.45(4)(a)(a) If the department requires that a certificate of veterinary inspection accompany an animal imported into this state, the veterinarian who issues the certificate shall file a copy of the certificate with the department.
95.45(4)(b) (b) If a certificate of veterinary inspection is required for a wild animal under s. 169.04 (2) (d) and (3) (a) or 169.06 (1) (d) 1., the veterinarian who issues the certificate shall file a copy of the certificate with the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection. The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection shall provide a copy of the certificate to the department of natural resources.
95.45(4)(c) (c) The department may promulgate rules to impose requirements on the form, issuance, and filing of certificates of veterinary inspection.
95.45(5) (5)Any certificate of veterinary inspection prepared under this chapter or ch. 169 shall comply with any rules that are promulgated by the department.
95.45 History History: 2001 a. 56.
95.45 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.46 95.46 Brucellosis vaccination; official vaccinates.
95.46(1)(1)It is unlawful for any person other than an approved veterinarian to treat any bovine animal with any biological product containing Brucella organisms.
95.46(2) (2)No bovine animals may be vaccinated against brucellosis except calves within age ranges prescribed by department rules. Such calves may be vaccinated by approved veterinarians if officially reported to the department and permanently identified as official vaccinates as required under this section and rules of the department.
95.46(3) (3)All animals vaccinated by approved veterinarians shall be identified by a tattoo on the inner surface of the right ear of each such animal, using such symbols as the department by rule prescribes.
95.46(4) (4)All veterinarians shall use only vaccine provided under federal regulations or produced by or under the direction or supervision of the department. They shall identify the vaccinates as required in sub. (3) and record in triplicate on forms prepared by the department the information it requires. The veterinarian shall transmit one copy of the vaccination record to the department within 15 days after the date of vaccination, furnish one copy to the owner of the animals, and retain one copy for the veterinarian's own file.
95.46(6) (6)Official vaccinates need not be identified as reactors until they are past 20 months of age unless there is other evidence of infection in the herd.
95.46 History History: 1973 c. 123; 1979 c. 129.
95.46 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.48 95.48 Brucellosis indemnity restrictions.
95.48(1)(1)No indemnity for brucellosis shall be paid:
95.48(1)(a) (a) On steers.
95.48(1)(b) (b) On any animal unless reactor tagged and permanently marked as required by department regulation and unless the claim is accompanied by such proof, as the department may require, of (1) slaughter within the time limited, (2) actual salvage and (3) cleaning and disinfection of the premises.
95.48(1)(c) (c) On any animal vaccinated against brucellosis, other than official vaccinates, unless it can be established that such animal, subsequent to vaccination, returned to a negative status as established by a negative test conducted not less than 30 days prior to the test on which the claim is based but more than 30 days after vaccination.
95.48(1)(d) (d) Except as provided in sub. (2), on any animal which was a member of a herd into which was introduced any animal which failed to first pass a completely negative brucellosis test prior to movement as required by s. 95.49.
95.48(1)(e) (e) Except as provided in sub. (2), on any animal other than an official vaccinate which was a part of a herd any member of which, when above the maximum qualifying age for official vaccination, was treated with any biological product containing Brucella organisms.
95.48(2) (2)Notwithstanding the provisions of sub. (1) (d) and (e), indemnity shall be paid on such animals if the reaction is disclosed on any test conducted subsequent to the elimination without claim of all reactors disclosed on a complete herd test conducted after the time of making any addition or treating any animal as therein described.
95.48 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.49 95.49 Movement; sale.
95.49(1m)(1m)If this state is not designated Class Free under 9 CFR 78.41 or if this state is so designated but the department has promulgated rules under sub. (2m), no person may sell or move from one place to another any cattle born on or after June 1, 1984, unless it is accompanied by a report of complete negative brucellosis test conducted within 30 days before movement. This subsection does not apply to any of the following:
95.49(1m)(a) (a) Official vaccinates.
95.49(1m)(b) (b) Steers and spayed heifers.
95.49(1m)(c) (c) Animals consigned directly to slaughter establishments if the animals are moved and held in conformity with department rules.
95.49(1m)(d) (d) Male animals under 6 months of age and female animals under the maximum age allowable for vaccination as defined by rule.
95.49(1m)(e) (e) Animals not known to be reactors moved to the premises of an animal market operator licensed under s. 95.68 or an animal dealer licensed under s. 95.69, for sale and removal as provided in sub. (2).
95.49(1m)(f) (f) Animals which are moved for exhibition purposes if accompanied by a report of a negative brucellosis test conducted within 90 days.
95.49(1m)(g) (g) Animals moved by the owner between farm premises owned or operated by him or her.
95.49(1m)(h) (h) Feeder cattle sold or moved to an approved feedlot if the cattle are moved and held in conformity with department rules.
95.49(1m)(i) (i) Female beef breed cattle under one year of age if sold or moved for feeding purposes.
95.49(2) (2)Animals moved to the premises of an animal market or animal dealer pursuant to the exemption from brucellosis test in sub. (1m) (e) may be removed only in compliance with the brucellosis test requirements in sub. (1m).
95.49(2m) (2m)The department may promulgate emergency rules upon the outbreak in this state of brucellosis to prevent the movement and sale of cattle unaccompanied by reports of complete negative brucellosis tests.
95.49(3) (3)This section shall not be construed to authorize the movement of any animals in violation of any other provision of this chapter or of any quarantine or animal health regulation issued by the department as authorized by law.
95.49 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.50 95.50 Transportation and disposal of animal carcasses.
95.50(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
95.50(1)(a) (a) “Carcass" means the dead body, or any part of the dead body, of a livestock animal or other domestic animal.
95.50(1)(b) (b) Notwithstanding s. 95.001 (2), “contagious or infectious disease" means a disease that is spread by contact, bodily secretions, or fomites or that is caused by a pathogenic agent.
95.50(1)(c) (c) “Diseased carcass" means the carcass of a livestock animal or other domestic animal if the animal was any of the following at the time of death:
95.50(1)(c)1. 1. Infected with a contagious or infectious disease.
95.50(1)(c)2. 2. Potentially infected with a contagious or infectious disease, based on known exposure to a contagious or infectious disease.
95.50(1)(c)3. 3. Reasonably suspected of being infected with a contagious or infectious disease, based on symptoms or testing.
95.50(1)(d) (d) “Fomite" means an inanimate object or a substance that transfers infectious organisms from one animal to another.
95.50(2) (2) Carcass transportation and disposal prohibitions. No person may do any of the following, either directly or through an employee or agent:
95.50(2)(a) (a) Transport or dispose of a carcass that the person knows or reasonably should know to be a diseased carcass in a manner that creates a significant and foreseeable risk of transmitting disease to humans or animals.
95.50(2)(b) (b) Dispose of a carcass in the waters of the state. This paragraph does not prohibit the use of farm-raised fish as bait.
95.50(3) (3) Timely disposition of carcasses. No person who owns or controls a carcass, or who owns or controls the land on which a carcass is located, may leave the carcass exposed to access by dogs or wild animals for more than 24 hours during the months of April to November or for more than 48 hours during the months of December to March if the person knows or reasonably should know that the carcass is exposed.
95.50(4) (4) Regulation of carcass transportation and disposal. The department may, by rule or order, regulate the transportation and disposal of carcasses to prevent and control contagious and infectious diseases.
95.50 History History: 2009 a. 42.
95.51 95.51 Livestock premises registration.
95.51(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “livestock" means bovine animals, equine animals, goats, poultry, sheep, swine, farm-raised deer, and any other kind of animal that the department identifies by rule for the purposes of this section.
95.51(2) (2) Registration.
95.51(2)(a)(a) Except as provided under sub. (3m), no person may do any of the following at a location in this state unless that person registers that location with the department:
95.51(2)(a)1. 1. Keep any bovine animals, equine animals, goats, sheep, swine, poultry, or farm-raised deer.
95.51(2)(a)2. 2. Keep any other kind of livestock that the department identifies by rule.
95.51(2)(b) (b) A person shall register under par. (a) on a form provided by the department and shall provide all of the following information:
95.51(2)(b)1. 1. The registrant's legal name and any trade names under which the registrant keeps livestock in this state.
95.51(2)(b)2. 2. The registrant's business address.
95.51(2)(b)3. 3. The address of each location at which the registrant keeps livestock in this state.
95.51(2)(b)4. 4. The type of livestock kept at each location under subd. 3. and the type of livestock operation, using standards and guidelines from the national animal identification plan developed by the animal and plant health inspection service of the federal department of agriculture, to the extent practicable.
95.51(3) (3) Coordination. A person to whom sub. (2) applies may comply with sub. (2) as part of the registration process under s. 95.55 or 95.68 or the licensing process under s. 97.22.
95.51(3m) (3m) Exemptions. The department may promulgate rules specifying exemptions from sub. (2), including exemptions based on the number or type of livestock kept by a person or on the type of locations where a person keeps livestock.
95.51(4) (4) Premises code.
95.51(4)(a)(a) The department shall assign a unique identification code to each location registered under sub. (2) (a). The department shall use a uniform system to assign codes that is reasonably designed to facilitate animal health and disease control, interstate consistency, and interstate commerce. The department shall use a system that complies with any applicable standards established by the animal and plant health inspection service of the federal department of agriculture. The department shall use premises codes that are federally allocated for premises in this state.
95.51(4)(b) (b) The department shall establish and maintain an electronic data base related to livestock premises in this state. The department shall include in the data base the premises code assigned to each location under par. (a) and the registration information under this section that is associated with that premises code. The department may include in the data base global positioning system coordinates and other information that the department considers appropriate.
95.51(5) (5) Confidentiality.
95.51(5)(a)(a) Information that a person is required to provide to the department under sub. (2) and information that a person is required to provide to the department to request an exemption under sub. (3m) is not subject to public inspection under s. 19.35. Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), the department may not disclose information provided under sub. (2) or provided to request an exemption under sub. (3m) to any other person or agency.
95.51(5)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to information that a person is required to provide to the department under other laws.
95.51(5)(c) (c) The department may disclose information that a registrant provides under sub. (2) to any of the following:
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)