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RULE §39.2Scabies or Mange Mites Infested or Exposed Livestock

(a) The owner or caretaker of livestock infested with or exposed to scabies or mange mites must treat the livestock as prescribed herein and under supervision of the commission, the USDA, APHIS, VS or an authorized veterinarian.

(b) All livestock infested with or exposed to scabies or mange mites must be treated with an approved product. The product must be applied in a manner consistent with the product's label or labeling, which includes, but is not limited to, the target species, product indications, use, dosage, administration, intervals, withdrawal, animal safety warnings, precautions and all other conditions specified in the label.

(c) If there is a discrepancy between requirements contained in federal laws or regulations, state laws or regulations, or the product label, the most restrictive requirement shall apply unless otherwise authorized by the commission or the USDA, APHIS, VS.

(d) The person treating any infested or exposed livestock must maintain records of all livestock treated for a minimum of five years from the date of the last treatment. The records must show the owner's or caretaker's name and address, county of origin for the livestock, species and number of animal(s) treated, date of treatment, product used, method of treatment and concentration or dose of treatment.

(e) Treated livestock must be maintained physically separated from all untreated livestock until quarantine release.

(f) When dipping or spraying is the selected treatment, livestock must be treated in a manner to allow complete saturation of the livestock's skin and head.

Source Note: The provisions of this §39.2 adopted to be effective October 9, 2014, 39 TexReg 7913

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