To ISPA T-12 Participants And Interested Parties:
Please see the recent update to the Indiana Board of Animal Health’s (BOAH’s) Bird Movement Ban.
ANIMAL HEALTH ADVISORY
BOAH Modifies Bird Movement Ban to Poultry Species
(9 July 2015)
Beginning July 10, 2015, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) ban on commingling of all bird species at events and sales will be limited to poultry species only.
Non-poultry species, including parrots, parakeets, canaries, doves and pigeons, may resume normal movements, including participation in exhibitions, sales and other commingled events.
Species that are defined as poultry under Indiana law are still subject to the movement ban until Sept. 17, 2015. BOAH established that date based upon World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) standards. Sept. 17 is 90 days after the last U.S. case.
Indiana law defines the following species as poultry:
Waterfowl (any domesticated fowl that normally swim, such as ducks and geese);
Game birds (including pheasants, partridges, quail, pea fowl, grouse, and guinea fowl).
New Traceability Rules for Poultry
Beginning Sept. 17, 2015, poultry species will be subject to Indiana’s traceability requirements, like other livestock species. This requirement is a permanent requirement to Indiana law.
Anyone who buys, sells, leases, barters or exchanges poultry within Indiana must maintain a record of the transaction for 3 years. (This requirement is similar to other livestock species.) The following information must be recorded:
Number and breed of poultry;
Any individual animal identification present on the poultry;
Name and address of the seller, lessor or owner; and
Name and address of the purchaser, lessee or recipient.
Individuals do not have to maintain records of sales directly to an approved slaughter facility or through an approved livestock facility, because these facilities are required to collect that information.
More information about HPAI and Indiana’s bird movement requirements (including importation standards) is online at: www.boah.in.gov.
Public Information Director
Indiana State Board of Animal Health
Discovery Hall, Ste. 100
1202 E. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205-2898
Poultry Health Specialist
Indiana State Poultry Association
Purdue University, Animal Sciences
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Edited by browncow15 - 7/10/15 at 7:48am