Order No. 2004-01


In the matter of:Tuberculosis Testing in Imported Dairy Cattle 

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, effective April 15, 2004, the State Board of Animal Health has determined that there is a threat from tuberculosis in imported dairy cattle.

This Order is issued this 24th day of March, 2004, for the purpose of taking effect on April 15, 2004:

  1. All dairy breed cattle sixty days of age or older, other than steers and spayed heifers, must be negative to an official test for tuberculosis within 60 days prior to entering North Dakota.

This requirement is being taken to protect the health of North Dakota livestock as a result of the recent outbreaks of tuberculosis in dairy herds in four states previously classified as tuberculosis free.

The only exceptions to this Order will be by approval of the State Veterinarian based upon an epidemiological evaluation and risk determination.

This Order is issued pursuant to North Dakota Century Code §§ 36-01-08 and 36-01-12. The State Veterinarian is directed to carry out this Order pursuant to N.D.C.C. § 36-01-06. This Order remains in effect until further notice.