ORS 596.341¹
Examination, testing or treatment of livestock before entry into state
  • permit requirements
  • conditions and exemptions

(1) In addition to the permit required by subsection (2) of this section, the State Department of Agriculture may cause livestock to be tested, treated or examined as a condition of entry into this state and may, as evidence of that test, treatment or examination, require the presentation of a certificate of an official of the state of origin designated by the department or of a veterinary inspector of the federal government.

(2) The department shall require a written permit authorizing entry into this state of any livestock or other animals subject to the disease control law and not exempt under subsection (3) of this section. The permit shall be issued upon condition that:

(a) The consignee, owner or purchaser hold the imported livestock upon the arrival of the livestock in this state subject to direction of the department pending completion of the testing, treatment or examination of the livestock;

(b) The livestock be disposed of in accordance with the laws of this state and the rules of the department, if the livestock is found to be infected with, exposed to, or a carrier of, a disease;

(c) The consignee, owner or purchaser complies with the rules promulgated by the department to enforce the intent of this chapter; and

(d) If the imported livestock are female cattle that are being imported for any purpose other than slaughter or to a registered dry feedlot, the animals have been vaccinated against brucellosis as evidenced by an official vaccination tattoo in the right ear of each animal.

(3) The department may exempt the following classes of livestock or other animals subject to the disease control law from the requirements of this section:

(a) Livestock that is consigned to and will be slaughtered by a licensed slaughterer within eight days after entry into this state.

(b) Livestock in uninterrupted transit through the state, provided that stops may be made for feed, water and rest.

(c) Except for the requirements of subsection (2)(d) of this section, livestock consigned to an Oregon auction market licensed under ORS chapter 599 where approved veterinary inspection is in force.

(d) Brucellosis nonvaccinated female cattle of proven genetic advantage for purposes of preserving or developing breeding improvements. Those cattle may be admitted on a case by case basis with specific approval of, and under conditions deemed appropriate by, the State Veterinarian. Breed registration papers or other documentation of improved genetics may be required for the approval. The cattle shall be exempt from ORS 596.331 (Prohibition against disposing of diseased livestock, parts of quarantined livestock or unvaccinated female cattle) (3) and (4) and 596.460 (Duty to separate and confine diseased animals) (2) and (3) and subsection (2)(d) of this section.

(e) Dogs, cats or small caged birds traveling in a family vehicle as part of that social entity.

(f) Any animals that the department determines do not pose a disease threat.

(4) As used in subsection (2)(d) of this section, "registered dry feedlot" means a cattle feeding operation that is approved and registered by the department and that has facilities surrounded by permanent fencing wherein all feed and water are artificially supplied. [1955 c.557 §16 (596.341 (Examination, testing or treatment of livestock before entry into state), 596.351 (Prohibited acts relating to livestock importation) and 596.361 (Summary quarantine of livestock imported in violation of ORS 596.351) enacted in lieu of 596.350); 1973 c.2 §1; 1975 c.572 §1; 1983 c.101 §3; 1985 c.91 §2; 1987 c.909 §2; 1991 c.420 §3; 1999 c.102 §§3,3a; 2001 c.22 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 596—Disease Control Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors596.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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