Nebraska Health Regulations – Red Angus Jr Nationals

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BEEF AND DAIRY CATTLE (CVI with official ID listed) All cattle must be individually identified on the CVI. Accessary ID devices (4-H tags, FFA tags, etc.) are more easily read, but need to be listed and correlated to official identification (steel tags, tattoos, or RFID tags) on the CVI. Individual animal breed registry tattoos must be accompanied by breed registry certification papers.

A. Tuberculosis:

1. Accredited Free States or Zones: a. Beef cattle – no testing required.

2. Modified Accredited Advanced State or Zone: Beef and dairy cattle shall: a. Beef cattle – no testing required

3. Modified Accredited State or Zone: Beef and dairy cattle which originate from a herd not under quarantine for tuberculosis shall: a. Originate from a TB accredited herd, with the accredited herd number listed on the CVI; and

(1) Have obtained a permit for entry; and

(2) Be individually identified with the identification listed on the CVI; and

(3) Have tested negative to an official tuberculin test within sixty (60)   days prior to entry, or

b.   Originate from a herd which has tested negative to an official whole herd tuberculin test within three hundred sixty-five (365) days prior to entry, and shall:

(1) Have obtained a permit for entry; and

(2) Be individually identified with the identification listed on the CVI; and

(3) Have tested negative to an official tuberculin test within sixty (60) days prior to entry.

B. Brucellosis:

1. Class-Free states: no test required. Must be from a herd not under quarantine.

2. Infected Zones: All sexually intact bovine must be individually identified. C. Bovine Virus Diarrhea (BVD) – The Nebraska State Fair, as a responsible leader in the livestock industry, is requiring that ALL cattle entering the Nebraska State Fair must be tested negative for BVD persistently infected (PI) status prior to arrival at the Fair. Acceptable tests include

(a) immunohistochemistry (IHC) skin,

(b) antigen-capture ELISA serum,

(c) antigen-capture ELISA skin,

(d) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) skin, whole blood or serum, or (e) virus isolation, whole blood or serum. Pooled sample testing methodology will be accepted so long as individual animal identification is maintained and can be documented to assure State Fair regulation compliance. The Nebraska State Fair will accept results of the IDEXX SNAP test. Testing will not be allowed or performed on any animal after arrival. Documentation of said testing with negative results must accompany, be attached to or listed on the required CVI.   Once an animal tests negative, they are negative for life. Animals that were previously tested negative must bring documentation of said test, along with the required CVI, to present to the examining veterinarians at the Check-In Trailer.

D. Trichomoniasis – Cattle entering Nebraska for exhibition purposes are exempt for the requirements for Trichomoniasis. Animals remaining in Nebraska for any reason, other than slaughter, after exhibition, shall meet the importation requirements. For questions please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Protection at 402-471-2351.

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