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B.A.I. order 352
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"Effective on and after August 1, 1935"

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B. A. I. Order 352


Issued July 1935


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United Statesg Debptrtmeni of Agriculture
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BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY



REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE IMPORTATION OF DO-
MESTIC LIVESTOCK AND OTHER ANIMALS INTO THE
UNITED STATES FROM ALL COUNTRIES EXCEPT
MEXICO1
Effective on and after August 1, 1935


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
OFFICE OF THE SECRErARY,
Washington, D. C., June 7, 1935.
Under authority of sections 6, 7, 8, and 10 of the act of Congress approved
August 30, 1890, entitled "An act providing for an inspection of meats for expor-
tation, prohibiting the importation of adulterated articles of food or drink, and
authorizing the President to make proclamation in certain cases, and for other
purposes" (26 Stat. 414), as amended June 28, 1926 (44 Stat. 774), and Febru-
ary 28, 1961 (46 Stat. 1460) ; and of the act of Congress approved February 2,
1903, entitled "An act to enable the Secretary of Agriculture more effectually
to suppress and prevent the spread of contagious and infectious diseases of
livestock, and for other purposes" (32 Stat. 791), the following regulations,
which for the purpose of identification are designated as B. A. I. Order 352,
are issued, superseding previous regulations on the same subject known and
designated as B. A. I. Order 301 and all amendments thereto, and shall become
and be effective on August 1, 1935.
R. G. TUGWELL,
Acting Secretary.
GENERAL PROVISIONS


Definitions


REGULATION 1. Whenever in these regulations the following words, names, or
terms are used they shall be construed, respectively, to mean-
Department.-The United States Department of Agriculture.
Bureau.-The Bureau of Animal Industry of the Department.
Animals.-Cattle, sheep, goats, other ruminants, swine, horses, asses, mules,
and dogs, and it may include, when so ordered by the Chief of Bureau, any
domestic animals which may be offered for importation.
Cattle.-Animals of the bovine species.
Sheep.-Animals of the ovine species.
Goats.-Animals of the caprine species.
Ruminants.-All animals which chew the cud, or regurgitate a portion of their
food for a second mastication in process of digestion, such as cattle, buffaloes
of various kinds, sheep, goats, deer, antelope of all varieties, camels, drome-
daries, alpacas, llamas, and giraffes.
Swine.-The domestic hog, wild boar, wart hog, and other varieties of wild
hogs.

1 Importations from Mexico are governed by special regulations contained in another
order of this Department.
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Horses.-Hotses, mules, asses, and zebras.
Contagious diseases.-Glanders, dourine, anthrax, contagious pleuropneumonia,
splenetic or tick fever, tuberculosis, foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, surra,
scabies, hog cholera, and other contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases
of domestic livestock and other animals.
Cattle ticks.-Ticks that are carriers of the infection of splenetic or tick fever.
Inspector.-An inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry.
Inspected.-Examined by an inspector of the Bureau.
Country of origin.--The country ini which the animals offered for importation
into the United States have been kept for 60 days immediately preceding their
movement to the United States.
District of origin.-The district in which the animals offered for importation
into the United States have been kept for 60 days immediately preceding their
movement to the United States.
Premises of origin.-The premises on which the animals offered for importa-
tion into the United States have been kept for 60 days immediately preceding
their movement to the United States.
Recognized slntghtering center.-Any point where slaughtering facilities are
provided and to which animals are regularly shipped and slaughtered.
Modified accredited areas.-Areas in Canada in which the percentage of cattle
infected with tuberculosis is officially declared to be less than one-half of 1
percent.
General Prohibition

REGULATiON 2. No person, firm, or corporation shall import or bring into the
United States any of the animals covered by these regulations except in accord-
ance with the provisions thereof; nor shall any such animal or animals be
handled or moved after physical entry into the United States and before final
release from quarantine or any other form of governmental detention except in
compliance with these regulations.

Ports Designated for the lamportation of Animals

REULATION 3. Paragraph I. With the approval of the Secretary of the Treas
ury the following-named ports and supports are hereby designated as quarantine
stations, and all ruminants and swine except those from Canada and Mexim
shall be entered through said stations, viz: Boston, Mass.; New York, N. Y.;
Baltimore, Md ; Jacksonville, Fla.; San Juan, P. R.; New Orleans, Ia.; Gal-
veston, Tex.; Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif.; Portlamd,
Oreg.; Seattle, Wash.; and Honolulu. HawaiL
Par. 2. The following-named stations, in addition to those specified in para-
graph 1 of this regulation, are designated as ports for the entry of animals
from Canada, viz: Eastport, Calais, Vaneeboro, Houlton, Monticello, Bridge-
water, Mars Hill, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Van Buren, Madawaska, French-
ville, Fort Kent, Jackman, and Holeb, Maine; Beecher Falls (Canaan), Island
Pond, North Troy, Newport, Richford, St. Albans, Swanton, and Alburg, Vt.;
Rouses Point, Mooers Junction, Cbateaugay, Malone, Fort Covington, Hogans-
burg, Nyando, Louisville Landing, Waddington, Ogdensburg, Morristown,
Alexandria Bay, Clayton, Cape Vincent, Charlotte, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo,
N. Y.; Detroit, Port Huron, and Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.; Pemhina and
Portal, N. Dak-; Sweetgrass, Mont; Eastport and Porthill, Idaho; Spokane,
Northport, Laurier, Danville, Ferry, Oroville, Molson, Chopaka, Sumas, Blamne,
and Tacoma, Wash.; and Juneau and Skagway, Alaska. In special cases other
stations may be designated under this paragraph by the Chief of Bureau with
the concurrence of the customs authorities.

SPermits for Ruminants and Swine

REGULATION 4. For ruminants and swine intended for importation into the
United States from any part of the world except Canada and Mexico,'2 there
shall first be obtained from the Secretary of Agriculture by the importer a
permit in 2 sections, 1 for presentation to the American consul at the port of
shipment, the other for presentation to the collector of customs at the port
of entry specified therein, providing for reception of the said. animals at the


SSee footnote 1.








specified port on the date prescribed for their arrival or at any time during
3 weeks immediately following, after which time the permit shall be void.
Animals will not be eligible for entry if shipped from any other foreign port
than that designated in the permit.

Certificates for Ruminants and Swine

REGULATION 5. All ruminants and swine offered for importation into the
United States from any part of the world except Canada, Mexico, Central
America, and the West Indies, shall be accompanied by a certificate from the
chief government veterinary officer of the country of origin stating that such
animals have been kept in said country for 60 days immediately preceding
the date of movement therefrom and that said country during such period of
60 days has been entirely free from foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, con-
tagious pleuropneumonia, and surra: Provided, however, That in the case of
sheep, goats, and swine the certificate, so far as it relates to contagious pleuro-
pneumonia, may specify the freedom from such disease of the district of origin
only: And provided further, That certificates for wild ruminants and wild
swine for exhibition purposes may specify freedom of the district of origin
only from foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, contagious pleuropneumonia, and
surra. The certificate shall also show in the case of domestic swine that for
60 days next preceding the date of movement from the premises of origin no hog
cholera, swine plague, or erysipelas has existed on such premises or on
adjoining premises.
Tuberculin Test for Cattle

REGULATION 6. All cattle offered for importation into the United States from
any part of the world except Mexico,3 except those for immediate slaughter,
shall be accompanied by a satisfactory tuberculin-test certificate of an official
veterinarian of the national government of the country of origin: Provided,
That the testing of cattle from Canada shall be governed by the regulations
hereinafter provided for that specific country: And provided further, That
in the case of cattle offered for importation from the Channel Islands the
tuberculin-test certificate of the official veterinarian of the island from which
such cattle were shipped will be accepted. A subsequent tuberculin test of
cattle, other than those for immediate slaughter, from any part of the world
except Canada, Mexico,' and the Channel Islands shall be made by an in-
spector at the port of entry during the last 10 days of the quarantine period
as specified in regulation 11. Tuberculin tests at ports of entry may be ap-
plied by one or more of the methods approved by the Chief of Bureau.

Presentation of Papers to Collector of Customs

REGULATION 7. The certificates and affidavits required by these regulations
shall, upon arrival of the animals at the port of entry, be presented by the
importer to the collector of customs at said port.
REGULATION 8. Except as provided in regulations 25, 26, and 30, all horses,
ruminants, and swine offered for importation into the United States from any
part of the world except Mexico shall be inspected at the port of entry, and
all such animals found to be free from disease and not to have been exposed
to any contagious disease shall be admitted into the United States subject
to the other provisions of these regulations. Animals found to be affected
with a contagious disease or to have been exposed thereto shall be refused
entry and shall be dealt with thereafter in accordance with the provisions of
section 8 of the act of August 30, 1890.' Such portions of the cargo of the vessel,
or the vessel itself, on which such animals arrived as have been exposed to
those animals or their emanations shall be subjected, under the direction of
the inspector in charge at the port of entry, to disinfection in such manner
as may be considered necessary by said inspector before the cargo is allowed
to land.

8 See footnote 1.
See pp. 9-10 of this order.









Articles Aceompanyig Animals
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REGtATLiN 9. No litter, fodder, or other aliment, nor any crates, boxes,
ropes, straps, chains, girths, blankets, poles, buckets, or other things used fir
or about the animals governed by these regulations, and no manure shall be
landed from any vessel except under such restrictions as the inspector In
charge at the port of entry shall direct.

Movement from Vessels to Quarantine Station

REGULATION 10. Platforms and chutes used for handling imported ruminants
and swine shall be cleaned and disinfected under Bureau supervision after being
so used. The said animals shall not be unnecessarily moved over any highways
nor allowed to come in contact with other animals, but shall be transferred
from the wharves to the quarantine grounds in boats, cars, or vehicles ap-
proved by the inspector in charge at the port of entry, which cars, boats, or
vehicles shall be cleaned and disinfected under Bureau supervision by the
carrier moving such cars, boats, or vehicles, immediately after such use. The
railway cars so used shall be either cars reserved for this exclusive use or
box cars not otherwise employed in the transportation of animals or their
fresh products. When movement of the aforesaid animals upon or acron
the public highway is unavoidable, it shall be under such careful supervision
and restrictions as the inspector in charge at the port of entry and the local
authorities may direct.
Period of Quarantie

RzGULATI&N 11. PanWgraph 1. All cattle imported into the United States from
any part of the world except Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands,
Canada, Mexico,' Central America, and the West Indies shall be quarantined
for a period of not less than 60 days, counting from the date of arrival at
the port of entry. Cattle imported from Great Britain, Ireland, and the
Channel Islands shall be quarantined for a period of not less than 30 days,
counting from the date of arrival at the port of entry.
Per. 2. Swine and ruminants, other than cattle, from any part of the world
except Canada, Mexico,' Central America, and the West Indies shall be quar-
antined for a period of not less than 15 days, counting from the date of arrival
at the port of entry. Daring their quarantine, wild ruminants and wild swine
shall be subject to such inspections, disinfection, blood tests, or other tests
as may be required by the Chief of Bureau to determine their freedom from
disease and the infection of disease.
Par. 3. The period of quarantine for animals from Canada, Central America,
and the West Indies shall be as hereinafter provided for animals from those
specific countries. Horses and dogs shall be subject to quarantine as herein-
after provided for those specific animals.

Feed and Attendants for Animals'

RMULATION 12. Importers of animals subject to quarantine under these
regulations shall arrange for their care, feeding, and handling from the time
of unloading at the port of entry to the time of release from quarantine and
at ports where facilities are not maintained by the Bureau they shall provide
suitable facilities for the quarantine of such animaLs, subject in all cases to
the approval of the inspector at the port of entry. Each owner, or his agent,
shall give satisfactory assurance to the inspector at the time of quarantine
that such provision will be made. Owners shall keep clean, to the satisfaction
of such inspector, the sheds and yards occupied by their animals. If for any
cause owners of animals refuse or neglect to supply feed and attendants, the
said inspector will furnish the same. The feed and care so furnished shafl
be at the expense of the owner of the animals, and the charges therefore shall
be a lien on the animals. After the expiration of one-third of the quarantine

'See footnote 1.
SOwners are required by law to bear expenses of quarantinmle (sec. 7, act of Ag. 30,
1890).






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period, it. payment has not been made, the owners of the animals will be.
notified by the inspector that if said charges are not immediately paid, or
satisfactory arrangements made for payment, the animals will be sold at
public auction at the expiration of the period of quarantine to pay the expense
of feed and care during that period. Notice of the sale will be published in a
newspaper published in the county where the quarantine station is located.
The day of sale will be after the expiration of the quarantine period, and the
sale will be made at such place as may be designated by the said inspector.
From the proceeds of the sale an amount equal to the charges for feed and
care of the animals and the expense of the sale will be covered into the United
States Treasury, and the remainder, if any, will be held for the owners;
but if not called for at the end of 6 months from the date of sale, this balance
will be likewise deposited in the United States Treasury.

Restrictions Upon Visitors and Sales at Quarantine Stations

REGULATION 13. Visitors shall not be admitted to the quarantine enclosure
curing any time that animals are in quarantine: Provided, however, That an
importer, his accredited agent or veterinarian, may be admitted to the yards
and buildings containing his quarantined animals at such intervals as may
be deemed necessary, and under such conditions and restrictions as may be
imposed by the inspector in charge of the quarantine station, and on the last
day of the quarantine period, owners, officers of registry societies, and others
having official business or whose services may be necessary in the removal of
the animals may be admitted upon special written permission from the said
inspector. No exhibition or sale shall be allowed within the quarantine
grounds.
Disposal of Milk

REGULATION 14. Milk or cream from animals quarantined under these regu-
lations shall not be used by any persons other than those in charge of such
animals, nor fed to any other animals than those within the same enclosure
without permission of the inspector in charge of the quarantine station and
subject to such restrictions as he may consider necessary in each instance.
No milk or cream shall be removed from the quarantine premises except in
compliance with all State and local regulations.

Disposal of Manure

REGULATION 15. No manure shall be removed from the quarantine premises
until the release of the animals producing the same.

Appearance of Disease in Quarantine

REGULATION 16. If any contagious disease shall appear among animals dur-
ing the quarantine period, special precautions shall be taken to prevent spread
of the infection to other livestock in the quarantine station or to those outside
the grounds. The affected animals shall be slaughtered or otherwise disposed
of as the Chief of Bureau may direct, depending upon the nature of the disease
and the gravity of the affection.

Horses, Accompanying Forage, and Equipment

REGULATION 17. All horses imported into the United States from any part of
the world except Canada, Mexico,' Central America, and the West Indies shall
be accompanied by the certificate of a veterinary officer of the national govern-
ment of the country of origin to the effect that the animals described in the
certificate have been in the said country during the preceding 60 days, and
that so far as it has been possible to ascertain no case of dourine, glanders,
surra, epizootic or ulcerative lymphangitis has occurred in the locality or
localities where the horse or horses have been kept during such period. Horses
arriving at a port of entry unaccompanied by the certificate aforesaid, if
otherwise eligible for importation, may upon permission first secured from the
Chief of Bureau be entered subject to such quarantine and blood or other tests

See footnote 1.









as he may direct, and even though accompanied by said certificate they may,
when deemed necessary by the Chief of Bureau, be so quarantined and tested.
Upon inspecting horses at the port of entry and before permitting them to
land, the inspector may require their disinfection and the disinfection of their
accompanying equipment as a precautionary measure against the introduction
of foot-and-mouth disease or other disease dangerous to the livestock of the
United States. When no disease is discoverable in an importation of horses,
the hay, straw, or other forage accompanying them may remain on board the
ship to be returned: Provided, however, That in the case of a vessel carrying
cattle, sheep, other ruminants, and swine from the United States on the return
voyage, such material shall be stored in the vessel in a place and manner
approved by the said inspector and shall not be used in the feeding or bedding
of animals exported.

Dogs Used in the Handling of Livestock

REGULATION 18. Collie, shepherd, and other dogs imported into the United
States from any part of the world except Canada, Mexico, countries of Central
America, and the West Indies, which are to be used in the handling of sheep or
other livestock shall be inspected and quarantined at the port of entry for a
sufficient time to determine their freedom from the tapeworm, Taenia coenyrus,
and if found infested with such tapeworm they shall be properly treated under
the supervision of an inspector until free from such tapeworm infestation.
CANADA
Declaration of Purpose

REGULATION 19. For all cattle, sheep, goats, and swine offered for importa-
tion into the United States from Canada there shall be presented to the col-
lector of customs at the time of entry a statement signed by the owner or
importer showing clearly the purpose for which said animals are to be
imported.

Animals from Foreign Countries Entered Through Canada
REGULATION 20. Horses, cattle, sheep, and other ruminants, and swine
which have been shipped into Canada from foreign countries may be imported
subject to inspection at the port of entry, if accompanied by a certificate
signed by a salaried veterinarian of the Canadian Government stating that
they have met all requirements of the Canadian regulations governing their
importation into and quarantine in Canada: Provided, That such requirements
are substantially equivalent to those contained in this order.

Animals for Slaughter

RwGuLAoTIov 21. Cattle, except steers and spayed heifers, sheep, goats,
and swine imported from Canada into the United States for slaughter shall
be consigned from the port of entry to some recognized slaughtering center and
there slaughtered within 2 weeks from the date of entry, or upon special
permission obtained from the Chief of Bureau they may be reconsigned to
other points and there slaughtered within the period aforesaid.

Cattle
REGULATIoN 22. Paragraph 1. Dairy and breeding catttle.-Except as here-
inafter provided in this regulation, dairy and breeding cattle offered for
importation from Canada shall be accompanied by a veterinarian's certificate
showing that he has inspected the said cattle and found them free from any
evidence of contagious disease and that, so far as it has been possible to deter-
mine, they have not been exposed to any such disease during the preceding
60 days. They shall also be accompanied by a satisfactory certificate of tuber-
culin test, which test shall have been made within 60 days next preceding the
date of importation. The date and place of testing and the description of
the cattle tested showing their ages and markings shall be given in such


5 See footnote 1.









certificate. These certificates shall be issued or endorsed by a salaried veter-
inarian of the Canadian Government. Cattle herein described when not
accompanied by the afore-mentioned certificates shall be detained in quarantine
at the port of entry for a period of not less than 3 days and be subjected by
an inspector to a tuberculin test and such other tests as may be deemed
necessary to determine their freedom from disease.
Par. 2. Cattle from. modified accredited areas.-Cattle from herds in modi-
fied accredited areas of Canada, offered for importation, shall be accompanied
by a certificate issued or endorsed by a salaried veterinarian of the Canadian
Government showing that the cattle originated in such modified accredited
area; that they have been inspected and found free from any evidence of con-
tagious disease; and that, so far as it has been possible to determine, they have
not been exposed to any such disease during the preceding 60 days.
Par. 3. Cattle from accredited herds.-Cattle from Canadian tuberculosis-
free accredited herds offered for importation shall be accompanied by a cer-
tificate issued or endorsed by a salaried veterinarian of the Canadian Govern-
ment showing that they are from such herds which have been tested for tuber-
culosis within 1 year from the date of importation; that they have been in-
spected and found free from any evidence of contagious disease; and that,
so far as it has been possible to determine, they have not been exposed to
any such disease during the preceding 60 days The certificate shall give the
date of the last tuberculin test applied to said cattle, place of testing, and a
description of the cattle with ages and markings.
Par. 4. Grazing, feeding, and slaughter cattle.-Cattle offered for importa-
tion from Canada for grazing, feeding, or slaughter, shall be accompanied by
the certificate of a Canadian official veterinarian or a certificate issued or
endorsed by a salaried veterinarian of the Canadian Government showing that
the cattle have been inspected by him and are free from any evidence of con-
tagious disease and that, so far as it has been possible to determine, they have
not been exposed to any such disease during the preceding 60 days: Provided,
That cattle of a dairy or breeding type, except steers and spayed heifers,
entered for grazing or feeding shall also be accompanied by a certificate of
tuberculin test, as specified in paragraph 1 of this regulation, or shall be de-
tained in quarantine for a period of not less than 3 days, during which time
they shall be tuberculin tested by an inspector: Provided, further, That cattle
herein described, when not accompanied by either of the aforesaid certificates,
may be allowed entry subject to such conditions as the Chief of Bureau may
prescribe.
Sheep and Goats'

REGu.ATION 23. Paragraph 1. Breeding, feeding, and grazing.-Sheep and
goats offered for importation from Canada for purposes other than slaughter
shall be accompanied by a veterinarian's certificate showing that as a result
of a careful physical examination of the sheep and goats on the premises of ori-
gin no evidence of contagious disease was found and that, so far as it has been
possible to determine, they have not been exposed to any such disease common
to animals of their kind during the 60 days immediately preceding the date of
inspection. Such certificate shall be signed by a Canadian official veterinarian
or issued or endorsed by a salaried veterinarian of the Canadian Government.
When not ccoml)anied by the certificate specified in this regulation, said sheep
and goats shall be held in quarantine for a period of not less than 10 days
and shall be dipped and subjected to such tests or other treatment as may be
ordered by the Chief of Bureau.
Par. 2. Slaughter.-Sheep and goats for slaughter may be imported from
Canada without the certificates specified in paragraph 1 of this regulation, but
shall be subject to the provisions of regulations 19 and 21.

Swine

REGULATION 24. Paragraph 1. All swine imported from Canada shall be ac-
companied by a certificate issued or endorsed by a salaried veterinarian of
the Canadian Government certifying to the facts set forth in either paragraphs
(a) or (b) following:

'Certificates will not be required for wild sheep, deer, and other wild ruminants
originating in and shipped direct from Canada. Such animals are subject to inspection
at the port of entry. (See regulation 8.)







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(a) That the swine have been immunized by simultaneous inoculation with
anti-hog-cholera serum and hog-cholera virus; that no hog cholera or swine
plague has existed on the premises on which the swine were kept during the
period of 60 days immediately preceding the date of movement therefrom;
and that the swine were disinfected after immunization with a 2 percent solu-
tion of an approved saponified cresol solution.
(b) That no swine plague or hog cholera has existed within a radius of 5
miles of the premises on which they have been kept for a period of 60 days
immediately preceding the date of movement therefrom.
Par. 2. Swine imported from Canada unaccompanied by a certificate as
specified in this regulation will be quarantined at the port of entry for a
period of 2 weeks.
Par. 3. Swine for slaughter may be imported from Canada without the cer-
tificates specified in paragraph 1 of this regulation, but shall be subject to the
provisions of regulations 19 and 21.

Horses

REGULmAION 25. When so ordered by the Chief of Bureau, horses imported
from Canada shall be accompanied by a satisfactory certificate of mallein
test signed by an official Canadian veterinarian or issued or endorsed by a
salaried veterinarian of the Canadian Government, or shall be subjected to
such test by an inspector at the port of entry. Those used in connection with
stock raising (cow ponies) or mining and those for other purposes, whether
for pleasure, driving, or teaming, may be admitted into the United States
without inspection for a temporary stay at ports along the border, not ex-
ceeding a period of 10 days, and the same provision shall apply to horses
returning to the United States from Canada after a stay in Canada of not
to exceed 10 days.
In-Bond Shipments

REGULATIOw 26. Cattle and sheep in bond for export, if accompanied by the
certificate required by paragraph 1 of regulation 22 or by paragraph 1 of regu-
lation 23, respectively, showing freedom from disease, and also horses in bond
for export, may be admitted into the United States from Canada without inspec-
tion at any of the ports named in regulation 3, in transit to and for export
from Portland, Maine, Boston, Mass., and New York, N. Y., subject to inspec-
tion at the port of export: Provided, however, That such animals shall be
inspected at the port of entry or at any points at which the Bureau has inspec-
tors stationed, if directed by the Chief of Bureau.
COUNTRIES OF CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES
Permits Required

REGULATION 27. A permit as provided in regulation 4 of these regulations
shall be secured for the importation of ruminants and swine from countries of
Central America or the West Indies: Provided, however, That no permits shall
be issued for cattle from regions infested with cattle ticks.

Ruminants

REGULATION 28. Ruminants offered for importation from countries of Central
America and the West Indies shall be accompanied by a certificate of the
importer or his agent stating that the animals have been in the country from
which directly shipped to the United States for a period of not less than 60 days
immediately preceding the date of such shipment and that during such time
no contagious disease has existed among them or among animals of their
kind with which they have come in contact. All such animals shall be quar-
antined at the port of entry for a period of not less than 1 week, and in the
absence of the aforesaid certificate the animals shall be quarantined for not
less than 2 weeks. All animals described in this regulation shall be subjected
during the quarantine period to such dipping, blood tests, or other tests as
may be ordered in each instance by the Chief of Bureau in order to determine
their freedom from disease.








Swine

RIGuLATION 29. Paragraph 1. Swine offered for importation from countries
of Central America and the West Indies for purposes other than slaughter shall
be accompanied by a certificate of the importer or his agent stating that the
said animals have been in the country from which directly shipped to the
United States for a period of not less than 60 days immediately preceding
the date of such shipment and that during such time no contagious disease
has existed among them or among animals of their kind with which they have
come in contact. In addition, said swine shall be quarantined at the port of
entry for not less than 1 week, and in the absence of said certificate shall be
quarantined not less than 2 weeks. While under quarantine said swine, with
the exception of wild swine, shall be immunized against hog cholera under
the supervision of an inspector at the port of entry at the owner's expense in
accordance with one of the methods recognized by the Department for pre-
venting the spread of this disease, and wild swine shall be subjected to such
blood or other tests as may be ordered by the Chief of Bureau in each instance
in order to determine their freedom from disease.
Par. 2. Slaughter.-All swine offered for importation from countries of
Central America and the West Indies for slaughter shall be accompanied by a
certificate of the kind specified in paragraph 1 of this regulation. In the
absence of the required certificate such swine shall be detained at the port
of entry for a period of not less than 2 weeks and shall be subjected to such
inspections and tests as may be deemed necessary by the Chief of Bureau to
determine their freedom from disease. They shall be handled and shipped aS
specified under regulation 21 of this order.

Horses
REGULATION 30. Paragraph 1. When so ordered by the Chief of Bureau, horses
offered for importation from countries of Central America and the West Indies
shall be subjected to such quarantine and blood or other tests as may be deemed
necessary by him in order to determine their freedom from disease. Race horses
returning to the United States from the West Indies, in lieu of inspection at
the port of entry as specified in regulation 8 shall be inspected at such point
as the Chief of Bureau shall direct.
Par. 2. Horses offered for importation from countries of Central America and
the West Indies, if infested with cattle ticks, shall not enter the United States
until they have first been dipped in a permitted arsenical solution or otherwise
treated in a manner approved by the Chief of Bureau.

APPENDIX
LAWS UNDER WHICH THE FOREGOING REGULATIONS ARE MADE
Extracts from an act of Congress entitled "An act providing for an inspection
of meats for exportation, prohibiting the importation of adulterated articles of
food or drink, and authorizing the President to make proclamation in certain
cases, and for other purposes." Approved August 30, 1890 (26 Stat. L. 414), as
amended June 28, 1926 (44 Stat. L. 774), and February 28, 1931 (46 Stat. L.
1460).
SEC. 6. That the importation of cattle, sheep, and other ruminants, and swine,
which are diseased or infected with any disease, or which shall have been
exposed to such infection within 60 days next before their exportation, is hereby
prohibited: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture within his discretion
and under such regulations as he may prescribe, is authorized to permit the
admission from Mexico into the State of Texas of cattle which have been infested
with or exposed to ticks upon being freed therefrom. Any person who shall
knowingly violate the foregoing provision shall be deemed guilty of a misde-
meanor and shall, on conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or
by imprisonment not exceeding 3 years, and any vessel or vehicle used in such
unlawful importation within the knowledge of the master or owner of such
vessel or vehicle that such importation is diseased or has been exposed to
infection as herein described, shall be forfeited to the United States.
SEc. 7. That the Secretary of Agriculture be, and is hereby, authorized, at
the expense of the owner, to place and retain in quarantine all neat cattle, sheep,
and other ruminants, and all swine, imported into the United States at such
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may by regulation prescribe, respectively, for the several -classes of animals
above described; and for this purpose he may have and maintain possession of
all lands, buildings, tools, fixtures, and appurtenances now in use for the quaran-
tine of neat cattle, and hereafter purchase, construct, or rent as may be neces-
sary, and he may appoint veterinary surgeons, inspectors, officers, and em-
ployees by him deemed necessary to maintain such quarantine, and provide for
the execution of the other provisions of this act.
SEc. 8. That the importation of all animals described in this act into any
port in the United States, except such as may be designated by the Secretary
of Agriculture, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, as quaran-
tine stations, is hereby prohibited; and the Secretary of Agriculture may cause
to be slaughtered such of the animals named in this act as may be, under
regulations prescribed by him, adjudged to be infected with any contagious
disease, or to have been exposed to infection so as to be dangerous to other
animals; and that the value of animals so slaughtered as being so exposed
to infection, but not infected, may be ascertained by the agreement of the
Secretary of Agriculture and owners thereof, if practicable; otherwise by the
appraisal by two persons familiar with the character and value of such prop-
erty, to be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, whose decision, if they
agree, shall be final; otherwise the Secretary of Agriculture shall decide be-
tween them, and his decision shall be final; and the amount of the value thus
ascertained shall be paid to the owner thereof out of money in the Treasury
appropriated for the use of the Bureau of Animal Industry; but no payment
shall be made for any animal imported in violation of the provisions of this
act. If any animals, subject to quarantine according to the provisions of this
act, are brought into any port of the United States where no quarantine sta-
tion is established, the collector of such port shall require the same to be
conveyed by the vessel on which they are imported or are found to the nearest
quarantine station, at the expense of the owner.
SEC. 10. That the Secretary of Agriculture shall cause careful inspection to
be made by a suitable officer of all imported animals described in this act, to
ascertain whether such animals are infected with contagious diseases or have
been exposed to infection so as to be dangerous to other animals, which shall
then either be placed in quarantine or dealt with according to the regulations
of the Secretary of Agriculture; and all food, litter, manure, clothing, utensils,
and other appliances that have been so related to such animals on board ship
as to be judged liable to convey infection shall be dealt with according to the
regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture; and the Secretary of Agriculture
may cause inspection to be made of all animals described in this act intended
for exportation, and provide for the disinfection of all vessels engaged in the
transportation thereof, and of all barges or other vessels used in the con-
veyance of such animals intended for export to the ocean steamer or other
vessels, and of all head ropes and other appliances used in exportation, by
such orders and regulations as he may prescribe; and if, upon such inspection,
any such animals shall be adjudged, under the regulations of the Secretary
of Agriculture, to be infected or to have been exposed to infection so as to be
dangerous to other animals, they shall not be allowed to be placed upon any
vessel for exportation; the expense of all the inspection and disinfection pro-
vided for in this section to be borne by the owners of the vessels on which
such animals are exported.


An act to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to more effectually suppress and
prevent the spread of contagious and infectious diseases of livestock and for
other purposes. Approved February 2, 1903. (32 Stat. L., 791.)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled, That in order to enable the Secretary of
Agriculture to effectually suppress and extirpate contagious pleuropneumonia,
foot-and-mouth disease, and other dangerous, contagious, infectious, and com-
municable diseases in cattle and other livestock, and to prevent the spread of
such diseases, the powers conferred on the Secretary of the Treasury by sections
4 and 5 of an act entitled "An act for the establishment of a Bureau of Animal
Industry, to prevent the exportation of diseased cattle, and to provide means
for the suppression and extirpation of pleuropneumonia and other contagious
diseases among domestic animals ", approved May 29, 1884 (23 U. S. Stat p. 31),
are hereby conferred on the Secretary of Agriculture, to be exercised exclusively






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by him. He is hereby authorized and directed, from time to time, to establish
such rules and regulations concerning the exportation and transportation of
livestock from any place within the United States where he may have reason
to believe such diseases may exist into and through any State or Territory,
including the Indian Territory, and into and through the District of Columbia
and to foreign countries, as he may deem necessary, and all such rules and
regulations shall have the force of law. Whenever any inspector or assistant
inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry shall issue a certificate showing
that such officer had inspected any cattle or other livestock which were about
to be shipped, driven, or transported from such locality to another, as above
stated, and had found them free from Texas or splenetic fever infection, pleuro-
pneumonia, foot-and-mouth disease, or any other infectious, contagious, or com-
municable disease, such animals so inspected and certified' may be shipped,
driven or transported from such place into and through any State or Territory,
including the Indian Territory, and into and through the District of Columbia,
or they may be exported from the United States without further inspection or
the exaction of fees of any kind, except such as may at any time be ordered or
exacted by the Secretary of Agriculture; and all such animals shall at all times
be under the control and supervision of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the
Agricultural Department for the purposes of such inspection.
SEC. 2. That the Secretary of Agriculture shall have authority to make such
regulations and take such measures as he may deem proper to prevent the
introduction or dissemination of the contagion of any contagious, infectious, or
communicable disease of animals from a foreign country into the United States
or from one State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia
to another, and to seize, quarantine, and dispose of any hay, straw, forage, or
similar material, or any meats, hides, or other animal products coming from
an infected foreign country to the United States, or from one State or Territory
or the District of Columbia in transit to another State or Territory or the
District of Columbia whenever in his judgment such action is advisable in
order to guard against the introduction or spread of such contagion.
SEC. 3. That any person, company, or corporation knowingly violating the
provisions of this act or the orders or regulations made in pursuance thereof
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by a fine
of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, or by imprisonment not more than
1 year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


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