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1721.0400 IMPORTATION OF FARMED CERVIDAE.

Subpart 1.

Import permit.

A permit must be obtained from the board prior to the importation of live cervidae into Minnesota.

Subp. 2.

Certificate of veterinary inspection.

Live cervidae imported into Minnesota must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued by an accredited veterinarian.

Subp. 3.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

A.

Live cervidae must originate from a herd that has been subject to a state, federal, or provincial approved CWD herd certification program and that has reached a status equivalent to level 6 as specified in part 1721.0420.

B.

CWD endemic areas:

(1)

Live cervidae may not be imported into the state from a CWD endemic area, as determined by the board.

(2)

Cervidae carcasses may not be imported into the state from a CWD endemic area, as determined by the board, except for cut and wrapped meat, quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached, antlers, hides, teeth, finished taxidermy mounts, and antlers attached to skull caps that are cleaned of all brain tissue.

C.

Live cervidae or cervidae carcasses may not be imported into Minnesota from a herd that is infected with or exposed to CWD.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 35.03

History:

37 SR 1396

Published Electronically:

April 4, 2013

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