What is in this article?:
- TAHC rules change in Texas for Bovine TB, other rule changes proposed
- Proposed amendments to the state's animal health regulations
- Additional proposed amendments include:
The rule changes and the establishment of comment periods for additional proposed rule changes were issued during the regularly scheduled Commission meeting held on May 13 in Austin.
Additional proposed amendments include:
Chapter 39, Scabies and Mange Mites, New Chapter/Repeal
The purpose of the proposed new chapter is to replace the existing chapter and make substantial changes regarding the requirements and treatment standards for livestock infested with or exposed to scabies or mange mites.
Chapter 45, Reportable Diseases, Novel Swine Enteric Coronavirus
The purpose of the proposed amendment is to add Novel Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) to the list of reportable diseases. SECD is a disease in swine caused by emerging porcine coronaviruses which include but are not limited to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV).
Chapter 51, Entry Requirements, Swine
The proposed amendments will require accredited veterinarians to include a statement on health certificates issued on non-commercial swine entering Texas for purposes other than immediate slaughter, which should state that, "The swine on this certificate have not originated from a premises known to be affected by SECD and have not been exposed to SECD within the last 30 days."
These new proposed rules and amendments will also be available for review on the TAHC website beginning June 20, 2014 with a 30 period following for public comment.
Comments on the proposed regulations must be submitted in writing to Carol Pivonka, Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, Austin, Texas 78758, by fax at (512) 719-0719, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.