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RULE §45.2Duty to Report

(a) A veterinarian, a veterinary diagnostic laboratory or a person having care, custody, or control of an animal, shall report the existence of the following diseases among livestock, exotic livestock, domestic fowl, or exotic fowl to the commission within 24 hours after diagnosis. The following listing includes diseases and conditions that are Office International Des Epizooties Diseases, Foreign Animal Diseases, National Program Diseases or Texas Animal Health Commission Designated Diseases.

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(b) In addition to reporting the existence of a disease under subsection (a) of this section, the veterinarian shall also report to the commission information relating to:

  (1) the species and number of animals involved;

  (2) any clinical diagnosis or postmortem findings;

  (3) any death losses;

  (4) location; and

  (5) owner.

Source Note: The provisions of this §45.2 adopted to be effective January 12, 2000, 25 TexReg 77; amended to be effective June 14, 2007, 32 TexReg 3172; amended to be effective April 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 1984; amended to be effective October 15, 2009, 34 TexReg 7065; amended to be effective October 10, 2012, 37 TexReg 8014; amended to be effective October 9, 2014, 39 TexReg 7914

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