|(a) Vacation of premise. Upon the removal of all livestock
from a premise, the premise remains classified as before for the period
shown on Table I (Pasture Vacation Schedule, South of Highway 90)
or Table II (Pasture Vacation Schedule, North of Highway 90), whichever
is applicable. The starting date is the date of the first clean dipping
during which 100% of the livestock on the premise have been dipped
and continued on an official dipping schedule until removed from the
premise. The premise will be reclassified to a Check Premise, as provided
by subsection (b) of this section, upon the expiration of the time
shown in Tables I (Pasture Vacation Schedule, South of Highway 90)
or II (Pasture Vacation Schedule, North of Highway 90), whichever
is applicable. The Check Premise restrictions will be released when
determined by the commission that the premise has no infestation.
(b) Required inspection of premise. An infested premise,
exposed premise, or adjacent premise will be inspected every 14 days
by an authorized representative of the commission. The 14-day interval
may be extended due to circumstances that prevent the inspection.
A check premise will be inspected when deemed necessary by an authorized
representative of the commission.
(c) Required scratch inspection of livestock. The owner
or caretaker of livestock on any premise must present them to be scratch
inspected at any time specified by notice from an authorized representative
of the commission.
(d) Free-ranging wildlife and exotic animals that are
found on vacated pastures or check premises and which are capable
of hosting fever ticks shall be treated by methods approved by the
commission and for the length of time specified by the commission.
(e) All livestock maintained in the permanent quarantine
zone as defined by §§41.14 - 41.22 of this title (relating
to Quarantined Areas) shall be gathered and presented annually for
inspection in the presence of an authorized representative of the
commission. All of these animals shall be identified with a permanent
and official identification device recognized by the commission.
(f) Required identification of livestock. Livestock
located on a premise in a control purpose quarantine area, temporary
preventative quarantine area or tick eradication quarantine area,
as defined by §41.4 of this title (relating to Quarantines),
shall be identified with a permanent official identification device
approved by the commission. The owner or caretaker of livestock shall
identify the livestock on or before the first date of inspection,
as required by this section.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §41.9 adopted to be effective June 23, 2002, 27 TexReg 5175; amended to be effective September 11, 2005, 30 TexReg 5321; amended to be effective June 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 3541; amended to be effective October 28, 2015, 40 TexReg 7396