Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 11, November 29, 2023
Rule 21-65.11 - Poultry, domestic fowl, and hatching eggs(1)Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). All poultry, domestic fowl, and their hatching eggs imported into the state, except poultry and domestic fowl consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment or a specifically approved auction market, must be accompanied by a CVI. For poultry and hatching eggs classified under provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), a VS Form 9-3, Report of Sales of Hatching Eggs, Chicks and Poults, may be substituted for the CVI.(2)Restrictions and limitations, general.a. All poultry, domestic fowl, and their hatching eggs being imported into the state and not originating from an AI- or VND-affected area must have a pre-entry permit issued by the Iowa Poultry Association. This permit may be obtained by calling (515)727-4701, extension 100.b. Importations from an AI- or VND-affected area.(1) Approval. All domestic fowl, live poultry or poultry products from an AI- or VND-affected area may be considered for importation on a case-by-case basis following a risk assessment.(2) Documentation. Poultry or poultry products must originate from a flock that is classified as AI clean under provision of the NPIP. The CVI must indicate that the poultry or poultry products originate from an AI- or VND-negative flock and include a description of the birds, the test date, test results, and the name of the testing laboratory. The initial tests required for pre-entry permitting of a flock from an AI-affected area include polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and agar gel precipitin (AGP) or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The PCR test is required for subsequent permitting during the originating area's continuous designation as AI-affected. PCR is the test required of a flock from a VND-affected area.(3) Pre-entry permit. All domestic fowl, live poultry or poultry products originating from an AI- or VND-affected area must have a pre-entry permit issued by the state veterinarian. Requests for pre-entry permits should be directed to the Animal Industry Bureau, Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, or may be made by telephoning (515)281-4103 during normal business hours.(4) Domestic fowl, live poultry or poultry products originating from a quarantined area shall not be allowed entry into the state.(3)Testing.a.Pullorum-typhoid test.(1) An official negative test for pullorum-typhoid is required within 30 days of importation for domestic fowl or live poultry or for the flock from which hatching eggs originate unless exempted pursuant to 65.11(3)"a"(2).(2) Exemptions to the test requirements. No test is required for the following:1. Imported domestic fowl, live poultry or hatching eggs originating from flocks classified under provisions of the NPIP, or an equivalent program as determined by the department, as pullorum-typhoid clean.2. Exotic birds or other pet birds.3. Poultry consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment.b.Mycoplasma gallisepticum test-turkeys. Live turkeys or turkey hatching eggs for importation must originate from a flock that has been tested annually and can be classified as U.S. mycoplasma gallisepticum clean as provided by the NPIP or an equivalent program as determined by the department. Turkeys consigned directly to a recognized slaughter establishment are not affected by this subrule.
Iowa Admin. Code r. 21-65.11Amended by IAB September 12, 2018/Volume XLI, Number 6, effective 10/17/2018Amended by IAB June 1, 2022/Volume XLIV, Number 24, effective 7/6/2022