|(a) All herds and additions thereto shall be tested
and found free of tuberculosis and brucellosis before any milk therefrom
is sold. All required tests in this section must be performed by a
licensed veterinarian or a veterinarian in the employment of an appropriate
state or federal agency.
(b) All herds must be retested at least every 12 months
and found free of tuberculosis and brucellosis. All test results must
be provided to the department.
(c) All bovine herds must participate in the brucellosis
milk ring testing program conducted by the Texas Animal Health Commission.
(d) For diseases other than brucellosis and tuberculosis,
the department shall require physical, chemical, or bacteriological
tests as it deems necessary.
(1) The diagnosis of other diseases in dairy animals
shall be based upon the findings of a licensed veterinarian or a veterinarian
in the employment of an appropriate state or federal agency.
(2) Any diseased animal disclosed by such tests shall
be disposed of in a method approved by the department.