1 CRR-NY 68.7NY-CRR
1 CRR-NY 68.7
1 CRR-NY 68.7
68.7 Management of CWD positive, exposed or suspect herds.
(a) Premises quarantine.
If a CWD positive, exposed or suspect susceptible cervid is identified in a herd, it shall be subject to immediate quarantine by a department or USDA/APHIS official. Epidemiologic investigations shall be initiated to determine possible sources and potential contacts. All contact premises shall be evaluated for CWD status. All herds epidemiologically linked to the positive herd shall be subject to quarantine and management as CWD exposed herds.
(b) Establishment of a CWD herd plan.
CWD herd plans shall be developed for any CWD positive, exposed or suspect herd. Such plans shall be developed by department and USDA/APHIS officials in conjunction with the herd owner and shall be subject to final approval by the department. Such plans shall contain the following procedures for positive or trace herds, which shall be implemented within 60 days of diagnosis of CWD.
(1) CWD positive herds. Captive cervid herds in which one or more of the cervids are classified as CWD positive shall be subject to:
(i) depopulation of the whole herd; and
(ii) development of a CWD herd plan for each CWD positive herd diagnosed. Such plan shall include a CWD premises plan addressing possible environmental contamination and other long-term considerations. A CWD premises plan shall include provisions for:
(a) cleaning and disinfection;
(b) future land use restrictions;
(c) restocking constraints and timeframes; and
(d) fencing requirements to prevent contact with wildlife.
(2) CWD exposed or suspect herds. A department or USDA/APHIS epidemiologist shall conduct a risk analysis of all CWD exposed or suspect herds. High risk herds shall be subject to depopulation. Lower risk herds shall be subject to quarantine under the following conditions:
(i) Official herd quarantine. CWD exposed or suspect herds in which the risk is undeveloped or undefined shall remain under quarantine for 60 months. No off-premises sales or movement shall occur for the duration of the quarantine period. Discovery of any CWD infected cervid during the quarantine period shall result in conversion to CWD infected herd status.
(ii) Elimination of high-risk cervids within the herd. Herds that have received herd additions from source herds subsequently found to be CWD infected shall have their CWD herd certification status suspended. The suspect herd additions shall be euthanized and appropriate samples shall be submitted for CWD testing. If there is no evidence of CWD following official testing, the herd status shall be restored. If the cervid is CWD positive, the herd shall be classified as a CWD positive herd and managed in accordance with this Part.
(iii) Special fencing requirements. Perimeter fencing adequate to prevent fence line contact with captive and free-ranging cervids shall be established for all CWD positive herds and positive premises. Fencing requirements and biosecurity provisions shall be specified in the herd and premises plan.
(3) Disposal. The carcasses of CWD positive cervids that are depopulated shall be disposed of in accordance with disposal plans approved by the department and USDA/APHIS. Such plans shall be developed to prevent contamination of the environment and exposure of live cervids.
1 CRR-NY 68.7
Current through July 31, 2023
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