Chapter 16-74 WAC

Last Update: 3/1/00

LIVESTOCK TESTING—DUTIES OF OWNERS

WAC Sections

16-74-005Definitions.
16-74-010Presenting and confining livestock for testing.
16-74-020Facilities.
16-74-030Handling.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
16-74-001Promulgation. [Order 776, Promulgation, effective 5/26/58.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-065, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040.
16-74-040Penalty. [Order 776, Penalty, effective 5/26/58.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-065, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040.


16-74-005
Definitions.

(1) "Communicable disease" means a disease due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products transmitted from an infected person, animal or inanimate reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector or the environment.
(2) "Contagious disease" means a communicable disease that is capable of being easily transmitted from one animal to another animal or a human.
(3) "Director" means the director of agriculture of the state of Washington or his or her authorized representative.
(4) "Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of Washington.
(5) "Infectious disease" means a clinical disease of humans or animals resulting from an infection with an infectious agent that may or may not be communicable or contagious.
(6) "Livestock" means horses, mules, donkeys, cattle, bison, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits, llamas, alpacas, ratites, poultry, waterfowl, game birds and other species designated by statute. "Livestock" does not mean free ranging wildlife as defined in Title 77 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040. WSR 00-06-065, § 16-74-005, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00.]



16-74-010
Presenting and confining livestock for testing.

Livestock owners are required to present and confine their livestock when they are to be tested for any infectious, communicable or contagious disease. The accessibility and confinement of the livestock are to be in a manner and at reasonable times as prescribed by the director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040. WSR 00-06-065, § 16-74-010, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00; Order 776, Regulation 1, effective 5/26/58.]



16-74-020
Facilities.

Owners must furnish adequate facilities to assure convenient and safe procedures in conducting all tests. The required facilities may include corrals, chutes, stanchions and/or squeeze chutes as deemed necessary by the director or his duly authorized representative.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040. WSR 00-06-065, § 16-74-020, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00; Order 776, Regulation 2, effective 5/26/58.]



16-74-030
Handling.

All handling of livestock for the purpose of testing, sampling or drawing of blood samples is the responsibility of the owner.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040. WSR 00-06-065, § 16-74-030, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00; Order 776, Regulation 3, effective 5/26/58.]