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(B. A. I. Order 259.)


United States Department of Agriculture,
BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY.


REGULATIONS FOR THE INSPECTION AND QUARANTINE
OF HORSES, CATTLE, SHEEP, SWINE, AND OTHER
ANIMALS IMPORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES.

Effective May 1, 1918.


U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,
District of Columnbia, April 23; 1918.
Under authority of sections 7, 8, and 10 of the act of Congress ap-
proved August 30, 1890, 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" (26 Stat.,
414) ; of the act of Congress approved February 2, 1903, entitled An
act to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to more effectually sup-
press and prevent the spread of contagious and infectious diseases
of live stock, and for other purposes" (32 Stat., 791); and of the
act of Congress approved March 4, 1911, entitled "An act making
appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1912" (38 Stat., 1240), the following regulations,
which for the purpose of identification are designated as B. A. I. Or-
der 259, are issued, superseding previous regulations on the same sub-
ject, known and designated as B. A. I. Order 209, and all amend-
ments thereto, and shall become and be effective May 1, 1918.
D. F. HOUSTON,
Secretary.
Approved:
L. S. ROWE,
Acting Secretary of the Treasury.
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GENERAL PROVISIONS.
PORTS OF IMPORT AND QUARANTINE AND INSPECTION
STATIONS.
Regulation 1.-Paragraph 1. With the approval of the Secretary of
the Treasury the following-named ports, subports, and customs sta-
tions are hereby designated as quarantine stations, and all horses,
cattle, sheep, and other ruminants, and swine imported into the
United States and which are subject to both quarantine and inspec-
tion must be entered through said stations, viz: On the Atlantic sea-
board: Boston, Mass.; New York, N. Y.; and Baltimore, Md. On the
Pacific seaboard: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, Cal.;
and Port Townsend and Blaine, Wash. Along the boundary line be-
tween the United States and Mexico: Campo and Calexico, Cal.; No-
gales, Ariz.; El Paso, Eagle Pass, Laredo, Rio Grande City, Edin-
burg, and Brownsville, Tex. Along the border or boundary line be-
tween the United States and Canada: Vanceboro, Houlton, Van
Buren, Fort Fairfield, Calais, Limestone, Mars Hill, Fort Kent,
Frenchville, and Moose River (Jackman), Me.; Beecher Falls, Island
Pond, Newport, Richford, St. Albans, and East Alburg, Vt.; Rouses
Point, Hogansburg, Massena, Ogdensburg, Cape Vincent, Clayton,
Charlotte, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, N. Y.; Detroit, Port Huron,
and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Sumas and Spokane, Wash.; and Pem-
bina, N. Dak.
Paragraph 2. The following-named stations are designated for the
entry of animals which are subject to inspection, but not to quaran-
tine, viz: Eastport, Me.; Derby Line, North Troy, Alburg, and Swan-
ton, Vt.; Mooers Junction, Chateaugay, Fort Covington, Malone,
Waddington, Morristown, Lisbon, and Alexandria Bay, N. Y.;
Seattle, Wash.; Portland, Oreg.; Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla.; New
Orleans, La.; and Galveston, Texas City, and Port Arthur, Tex.
Other stations may be designated in special cases by the Bureau of
Animal Industry with the concurrence of the Customs.
DEFINITIONS.
Regulation 2. Whenever in these regulations the following words,
names, or terms are used they shall be construed, respectively, to
mean:
Animals. Horses, asses, mules, cattle, sheep, and other ruminants,
swine, and collie, shepherd, or sheep dogs, and it may include, when
so ordered by the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry, any
domestic or other kind of animal which may be offered for impor-
tation.
Horses. Horses, mules, and asses.






Ruminants. All animals which chew the cud, or regurgitate a por-
tion of their food for a second mastication before finally swallowing
it, such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, antelopes of all varieties, camels,
dromedaries, alpacas, llamas, giraffes, and buffaloes of various kinds.
Cattle. Domestic animals of the bovine species, including bisons
and various kinds of buffaloes.
Other ruminants. All animals defined above under "Ruminants,"
except such as are embraced in the foregoing definition for "Cattle."
Swine. The domestic hog, the wart hog, the water hog, and other
varieties of wild hogs prized by owners of menageries and zoological
collections.
Contagious diseases. Glanders and farcy, dourine, distemper or
strangles, epizootic lymphangitis, anthrax, contagious pleuropneu-
monia, splenetic or Texas fever, tuberculosis, foot-and-mouth disease,
rinderpest, surra, variola, foot rot, scabies, hog cholera, swine plague,
swine erysipelas, and other contagious or infectious diseases of cattle,
sheep, or other ruminants, and swine.
Cattle ticks. Cattle ticks that are carriers of the infection of sple-
netic, southern, or Texas fever.
Inspector. The word "inspector," unqualified, shall mean the vet-
erinary inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry, in charge of the
quarantine station.

HORSES AND ACCOMPANYING FORAGE.

Regulation 3.-Paragraph 1. All horses imported into the United
States from any part of the world except the countries of North
America and except as provided in paragraph 6 of this regulation
shall be accompanied by a certificate from a duly qualified veterina-
rian giving a description and the distinctive markings of each animal,
the name and address of the exporter, the proposed date of exporta-
tion, the proposed port of shipment, the name and address of the
consignee in the United States, and stating that the horse or horses
to be exported have received a careful veterinary examination, and
are apparently in good health and free from dourine and any other
disease contagious to horses.
Paragraph 2. All horses imported into the United States from any
part of the world except the countries of North America and except
as provided in paragraph 6 of this regulation shall also be accom-
panied by an affidavit of the owner or owners, or person or persons in
charge of the horse or horses for the six months preceding the date
of their shipment, to the effect that during that period the animal or
animals have not been exposed to any disease contagious to horses,
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said animal or animals have been continuously located in the district
whence moved for exportation, and indicating the localities in which
the said animal or animals have been located during the period of one
year preceding the date of shipment; also by an affidavit from the im-
porter, or his agent supervising the shipment, to the effect that in
transportation the animal or animals have not been exposed to any
disease contagious to horses or animals of their kind, and that they
have been transported in clean and disinfected cars or vessels direct
from the farm or place at which they were purchased.
Paragraph 3. All horses imported into the United States from
any part of the world except the countries of North America and ex-
cept as provided in paragraph 6 of this regulation shall also be ac-
companied by a certificate furnished by the minister of agriculture,
or other competent authority of the Government, to the effect that,
in so far as it has been possible to ascertain, no case of dourine, glan-
ders, farcy, epizootic lymphangitis, or mange has occurred in the
locality or localities where the horse or horses have been located
within the preceding 12 months, and that a declaration has been
received from the owner or owners or person or persons in charge
of the horse or horses that the animal or animals have not been ex-
posed to any disease contagious to horses during the preceding six
months, and that during the six weeks immediately proceeding ship-
ment the horse or horses have been continuously located in the dis-
trict whence moved for exportation.
Paragraph 4. All horses imported into the United States from
any part of the world shall be required to pass a veterinary inspec-
tion at the port of entry by an inspector of the Bureau of Animal
Industry. Such inspector shall not allow the landing of any hay,
straw, or forage which accompany shipments of horses from any
country on the Continent of Europe until it has been disinfected as
the inspector may prescribe. In case the inspector finds horses af-
fected with any contagious disease he shall isolate them and imme-
diately report the fact to the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Indus-
try, who may refuse to allow the landing of the horses so diseased.
When horses imported from a country of continental Europe from
which entry of hay is permitted arrive in a healthy condition and no
disease is discoverable, the hay, straw, or other forage from such
country may remain on board the ship and be returned. This forage
may be used without disinfection in the feeding of animals exported
on the same ship, provided it is accompanied by a certificate issued
by the proper Government officer of such country, as required by the
regulations of this department for the importation of hay and straw
from continental Europe, and there are no indications that it is in-
fected; but if the forage is considered to be infected the fact must





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be reported to the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry, who
will direct the disposition to be made thereof.
Paragraph 5. All horses imported into the United States from
any part of the world except the countries of North America shall
be subject to quarantine by the Chief of the Bureau of Animal In-
dustry, who may order the quarantine of such horse or horses at
the port of entry in a stable approved by the inspector of the Bureau
of Animal Industry at said port and under his supervision, at the
expense of the owner, such horse or horses to be subject to such in-
spections, blood tests, or other tests as may be required to determine
whether they are free from disease.
Paragraph 6. The Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry may
permit the importation of horses when unaccompanied by any of
the certificates and affidavits required by this regulation subject to
quarantine, blood test or other tests as hlie shall direct.

CERTIFICATE FOR RUMINANTS.

Regulation 4. All ruminants imported into the United States from
any part of the world except Canada, Mexico, and the other coun-
tries of North America below the southern cattle quarantine line,
shall be accompanied by a certificate from the local authority of the
district in which the said animals have been continuously located for
six months next preceding the date of shipment, stating that no
tuberculosis has existed on the premises and no contagious pleuro-
pneumonia, foot-and-mouth disease, anthrax, rinderpest, or any other
disease contagious to cattle, except tuberculosis, has existed in said
district for six months preceding.

RUMINANTS AND SWINE FROM CONTINENTAL EUROPE.

Regulation 5. Ruminants and swine from a country of continental
Europe will not be eligible for entry into the United States if shipped
through or landed at any other port in continental Europe except
as may be designated in the permits required by Regulation 11.

CERTIFICATE FOR SWINE.

Regulation 6.-All swine imported into the United States from any
part of the world except Canada, Mexico, and the other countries of
North America below the southern cattle quarantine line shall be
accompanied by a certificate similar to the one required for cattle,
sheep, and other ruminants, but relating to the existence of foot-and-
mouth disease, hog cholera, swine plague, and erysipelas.






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AFFIDAVITS FOR RUMINANTS AND SWINE.
Regulation 7.-All ruminants and swine imported into the United
States from any part of the world except the countries of North
America shall also be accompanied by an affidavit of the owner
stating that said animals have been continuously located in the dis-
trict whence shipped for six months next preceding the date of ship-
ment, that no contagious disease affecting the species of animals im-
ported has existed among them nor among any animals of their kind
with which they have come in contact for six months last past, and
that no inoculation has been practiced among said animals during the
preceding year; also by an affidavit from the importer or his agent
supervising the shipment, stating that they have not passed through
any district infected with contagious diseases affecting said kind of
animals, that they have not been exposed in any possible manner to
the contagion of any of said contagious diseases, and that the ani-
mals, when not trailed or driven, have been shipped in clean and dis-
infected cars and vessels direct from the farm where purchased.
PRESENTATION OF PAPERS TO COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS.
Regulation 8.-The certificates and affidavits required by these regu-
lations must accompany the animals and be presented to the collector
of customs at the port of entry and be by him delivered to the inspec-
tor at the port of entry in order to allow the animals to be imported
into the United States.
PERIOD OF QUARANTINE.
Regulation 9.-All cattle imported into the United States from any
part. of the world except the countries of North America, Great Brit-
ain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands shall be subject to a quarantine
of not less than 90 days, counting from the date of shipment, this date
of shipment to be the date of clearance of the vessel bringing the ani-
mals to the United States. Sheep and other ruminants and swine
from any part of the world except the countries of North America
shall be subject to a quarantine of not less than 15 days, counting
from the date of arrival at the quarantine station: Provided, That
cattle and sheep imported for immediate slaughter at the port of
landing may be imported without quarantine, but shall be subject to
such restrictions as the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry,
after causing an inspection to be made, may consider necessary in
each case for guarding the domestic animals of the United States
from contagion: Provided further, That the period of quarantine for
cattle imported from Great Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands
shall be not less than 30 days, counting from the date of arrival at
the quarantine station.






TUBERCULIN TEST FOR CATTLE.
Regulation 10.-All cattle 6 months old or over imported into the
United States from Great Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands,
and which are subject to quarantine, shall be tested with tuberculin
by an inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry either before being
shipped or after arrival at the animal quarantine station at the port
of entry; and, when considered necessary, a subsequent tuberculin test
of imported cattle shall be made during the last two weeks of their
quarantine period. Cattle from countries not otherwise provided for
shall be tested in the said quarantine stations. All cattle so tested
which show a reaction shall be prohibited from entry into the United
States, or be disposed of as provided in Regulation 16 of these regu-
lations. Persons desiring animals tested abroad should address the
inspector of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry, care of
United States consul's office, London, England.
PERMITS FOR IMPORT ANIMALS.
Regulation 11.-Any person contemplating the importation of cat-
tle, sheep, and other ruminants, and swine, from any part of the world
except Canada and Mexico must first obtain from the Secretary of
Agriculture two permits, one stating the number and kind of animals
to be. imported, the port, and probable date of shipment, which will on
presentation to the American consul at the said port of shipment
entitle them to a clearance; the other stating the port at which said
animals are to be landed and quarantined, and the approximate date
of their arrival, and this will assure their reception at the port and
quarantine station on the date prescribed for their arrival or at any
time during three weeks immediately following, after which the per-
mit will be void. These permits shall in no case be available at any
port other than the one mentioned therein. Permits must be in the
name of the owner of or agent for each separate lot of animals. Per-
mits will be issued to quarantine at such port as the importer may
elect, so far as facilities exist at such port, but in no case will permits
for importation at any port be granted in excess of the accommnoda-
tions of the Government quarantine station at such port.

PAPERS BY UNITED STATES CONSULS.
Regulation 12.-United States consuls should give clearance papers
or certificates for animals from their districts intended for exportation
to the United States only upon presentation of permits as provided in
Regulation 11, with dates of probable arrival and destination corre-
sponding with said permits and in no case for a number in excess of







that mentioned therein. When such shipments originate in the in-
terior of a foreign country these permits should be submitted to the
consul of that district, and through the forwarding agent to the consul
at the port of embarkation.

COLLIE, SHEPHERD, OR SHEEP DOGS.
Regulation 13.-Paragraph 1. All dogs imported into the United
States from any part of the world except the countries of North
America shall be subject to inspection by an inspector of the Bureau of
Animal Industry, and any such animal or animals, except the smaller
breeds classed as house dogs, may, in the discretion of the inspector,
be handled as herein prescribed for collie, shepherd, or sheep dogs.
Paragraph 2. All collie, shepherd, or sheep dogs from any foreign
country except the countries of North America shall be subject to
quarantine for a period not to exceed two weeks, or until it can be de-
termined by inspection or examination by an inspector of the Bureau
of Animal Industry as to whether such dogs are the hosts of the tape-
worm (Tcenia coenuruws). In the event it is found by such inspection
or examination that such animals are so infected, they must be medi-
cally treated under the supervision of an inspector of the bureau, and
held in quarantine until it can be definitely determined that they are
free from such infection or the infection of other communicable dis-
ease, before being allowed to be imported into the United States or to
mingle with sheep or other live stock in the United States. The col-
lector of customs at the port of entry will notify the inspector of the
Bureau of Animal Industry of the arrival of any dog or dogs.
Paragraph 3. The ports of entry for collie (shepherd, or sheep
dogs) are limited to the ports designated in Regulation 1, para-
graph 1.
INSPECTION.
Regulation 14.-All animals imported into the United States and
which are subject to inspection shall be carefully inspected by an in-
spector of the Bureau of Animal Industry, and all 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 quar-
antine required by Regulation 9, except in cases otherwise provided
for in these regulations.
QUARANTINE RELEASE.
Regulation 15.-A release from quarantine will be given to each
owner for the number and kind of animals belonging to him which
are discharged from quarantine, and this release will be a certificate
of fulfillment of quarantine regulations. In case an importation







of animals is owned by more than one person a release will be issued
to each owner or agent covering the animals which belong to him.
DISPOSAL OF DISEASED ANIMALS.
Regulation 16.-Whenever any animal on arrival at the port of
entry or in the quarantine station is found to be affected with a
contagious disease or to have been exposed to such disease, said
animal and all animals that have been in contact with or exposed to
said animal shall either be refused landing or placed in special
quarantine. All such animals found to be so diseased or exposed,
either on arrival at port of entry or after being placed in quarantine,
shall be at once reported by the inspector to the Chief of the Bureau
of Animal Industry, who will direct whether or not said animal or
animals shall be landed and quarantined, and as to whether or not
said animal or animals shall be appraised and slaughtered, as pro-
vided by section 8 of the act approved August 30, 1890. If the Chief
of the Bureau of Animal Industry directs that such animal or ani-
mals shall be slaughtered, the slaughtering shall be done only under
the supervision of an inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry,
and such animal or animals shall remain in quarantine until slaugh-
tered in accordance with this regulation.
DISINFECTION OF VESSELS.
Regulation 17.-If a shipment of imported animals shall provetobe
infected with or to have been exposed to the infection of disease,
such portions of the cargo or the vessel on which they arrive as have
been exposed to those animals or their emanations shall be subjected,
under the direction of the inspector of the Bureau of Animal Indus-
try, to disinfection in such manner as may be considered necessary by
said inspector before the shipment can be landed. In all cases the
parts of the vessel that have been occupied by imported animals
shall be cleaned and disinfected as directed by and under the super-
vision of the inspector.
ARTICLES ACCOMPANYING ANIMALS.
Regulation 18.-No litter, fodder, or other aliment, nor any ropes,
straps, chains, girths, blankets, poles, buckets, or other things used
for or about the animals, and no manure shall be landed from any
vessel excepting under such regulations as the inspector shall
prescribe.
MOVEMENT FROM VESSEL TO QUARANTINE STATION.
Regulation 19.-On moving animals from the ocean steamer to the
quarantine grounds they shall not be unnecessarily moved over any
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highways, but shall be placed on cars at the wharves or removed to
the cars on a boat which is not used for conveying other animals.
If such boat has carried animals within three months it must be first
cleaned and then disinfected under the supervision of the inspector,
and after the conveyance of the imported animals the boat shall be
disinfected in the same manner before it may be again used for the
conveyance of animals. When movement upon or across the public
highway is unavoidable in the transportation of animals from the
place of landing to the quarantine grounds, it shall be under such
careful supervision and restrictions as the inspector and the local
authorities may direct.

IMPORTATION OF PURE-BRED ANIMALS FOR BREEDING
PURPOSES.

Regulation 20.-Importers of animals which are subject to both in-
spection and quarantine, imported for breeding purposes and in-
tended to be entered free of duty under the provisions of paragraph
397 of the Tariff Act of October 3, 1913, will not be required to give
the bond or stipulation for the production of registry certificates,
provided for by the customs regulations, until the end of the quar-
antine period, in order that they may avail themselves of such
period to procure from the Department of Agriculture the required
certificates of record and pedigree. Such animals will not, however,
be released from quarantine except upon notice from the collector
of customs that all requirements of the customs regulations relative
to their entry have been complied with by the importer

SPECIAL PLATFORMS AND CHUTES.

Regulation 21.-Platforms and chutes used for loading and un-
loading imported animals shall be reserved for such animals or shall
be cleaned and disinfected as directed by, and under the supervision
of, the inspector before being used for such imported animals.

SPECIAL CARS.

Regulation 22.-The railway cars used in the transportation of ani-
mals to the quarantine grounds shall be either cars reserved for this
exclusive use or box cars not otherwise employed in the transporta-
tion of animals or their fresh products, and after each journey with
animals to the quarantine grounds they shall be disinfected by
thorough cleansing and disinfection under the direction of the
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REQUIREMENTS AT QUARANTINE STATIONS.
ARRIVAL OF ANIMALS.
Regulation 23.-While animals are arriving at the quarantine sta-
tions or leaving them all quarantined stock in the yards adjoining
the alleyways through which they must pass shall be rigidly con-
fined to their stables. Animals arriving by the same ship may be
quarantined together in one yard and stable, but those coming on
different ships shall in all cases be placed in separate yards.
GATES OF STATION.
Regulation 24.-The gates of the quarantine stations and of all
yards of said stations shall be kept locked except when animals are
entering or leaving quarantine.
ANIMAL ATTENDANTS.
Regulation 25.-Paragraph 1. The attendants on animals in par-
ticular yards are forbidden to enter other yards and buildings unless
such are occupied by stock of the same shipment with those under
their special care.
Paragraph 2. Attendants will be required to wash or bathe and to
change their clothing and shoes or disinfect the same, when leaving
the station grounds or going from one stable to another, under the
supervision or direction of the superintendent, whenever in the dis-
cretion of the inspector it may be deemed necessary to prevent the
possible spread of disease.
DOGS, CATS, ETC., PROHIBITED.
Regulation 26.-No dogs, cats, or other animals, except those neces-
sarily present, shall be allowed in the quarantine grounds.
RECORD KEPT BY INSPECTOR.
Regulation 27.-The allotment of yards shall be under the direction
of the inspector, who shall keep a register of animals entered, with
description, name of owner, name of vessel in which imported, dates
of arrival and release, and other important particulars.
WATER; MANURE.
Regulation 28.-The inspector shall see that water is regularly fur-
nished to the stock. Special places for depositing manure from
yards and stables shall be provided, and no manure shall be removed
from the quarantine station until the release of the animals produc-
ing the same.






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DISPOSAL OF MILK.

Regulation 29.-Milk from quarantined animals 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 lot, until the animals
have been in quarantine at least 10 days.
FEED AND ATTENDANTS TO BE PROVIDED BY OWNER.
Regulation 30.-Feed and attendants shall be provided by the
owners of stock quarantined, and each owner or his agent shall give
satisfactory assurance to the inspector at the time of admission to
quarantine that such provision will be made. The employees of such
owners shall keep the sheds and yards clean to the satisfaction of the
inspector, and be subject to the rules at the station. If for any cause
the owners of the quarantined stock refuse or neglect to supply feed
and attendants, the inspector will furnish the same. The feed aid
care so furnished shall be at the expense of the owner of the stock,
and the charges therefore shall be a lien on the animals. After the
expiration of one-third of the quarantine period, if payment has
not been made, the owners of the animals will be notified by the
inspector that if said charges be not immediately paid, or satisfac-
tory arrangements made for the payment, the inspector will sell the
stock 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 once a week for two weeks in a newspaper
published in the county where the 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 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 cov-
ered 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 six
months from the date of sale, this balance will be deposited in the
United States Treasury.

SMOKING; VISITORS; PUBLIC SALES.

Regulation 31.-Smoking is strictly forbidden within any quar-
antine inclosure. Visitors shall not be admitted to quarantine inclo-
sures. Owners shall not be admitted except when acting as attendants
throughout the quarantine period. Owners, officers of registry socie-
ties, and others may, however, be admitted on the last day of the quar-
antine period of animals, upon special written permission from the
inspector. No public sale shall be allowed within quarantine grounds.






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RECORD OF TEMPERATURES.

Regulation 32.-The inspector shall, in his daily rounds, as far as
possible, take the temperature of each animal, beginning with the
herds that have been longest in quarantine and ending with the most
recent arrivals, and shall record such temperatures on lists kept for
that purpose. In passing from one herd to another he shall in-
variably wash his thermometer and hands in a weak solution (1 to 40)
of carbolic acid.

APPEARANCE OF DISEASE IN QUARANTINE.

Regulation 33.-If any disease diagnosed to be of a contagious na-
ture shall appear the inspector shall notify the Chief of the Bfireau of
Animal Industry, who shall visit the station personally or send a vet-
erinary inspector, and on the confirmation of the diagnosis the herd
shall be disposed of according to the gravity of the affection. The
yard and shed in which such disease shall have appeared shall be sub-
jected to a thorough disinfection. Litter and fodder shall be burned.
Yards, fences, sheds, utensils, and other appliances shall be disin-
fected as the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry may direct.
The infected herd shall be rigidly confined to its stable or stables,
where disinfectants shall be freely used, and the attendants shall be
forbidden all intercourse with the attendants in other yards and with
persons outside the quarantine grounds.
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IMPORTATIONS FROM NORTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES.
CONSIGNMENTS FOR SLAUGHTER.
Regulation 34.-Animals admitted from North American coun-
tries for immediate slaughter under these regulations shall be con-
signed to some recognized slaughtering center, and shall be slaught-
ered within two weeks from the date of entry. All animals admitted
in bond for export shall be subject to inspection at the port of entry.

CANADA.
AFFIDAVIT TO ACCOMPANY ANIMALS.
Regulation 35.-All animals imported into the United States from
the Dominion of Canada shall be accompanied by an affidavit made
by the owner or importer, declaring clearly the purpose for which
said animals are imported, viz, whether for breeding purposes, for
milk production, for work, for grazing, feeding, or slaughter, or for
exhibition purposes, or whether they form part of settlers' effects,
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Regulation 36. Said affidavit shall be presented to the collector of
customs at the port of entry, who will decide whether the animals
are entitled to entry under these regulations, and who will notify the
inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry in all cases where the
regulations require an inspection to be made.
HORSES.
Regulation 36.-Horses for breeding, racing, show, and sale pur-
poses, for grazing, or for work, shall be inspected at the port of entry,
and when so ordered by the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry
must be accompanied by a satisfactory certificate of mallein test
signed by an official Canadian veterinarian or by an inspector of the
Bureau of Animal Industry. Those belonging to Indian tribes and
settlers or immigrants and those used in connection with stock rais-
ing (cow ponies) or mining, and those for temporary stay at points
along the frontier not exceeding two weeks, whether for pleasure,
driving, or teaming, shall be required to pass a veterinary inspection
at the port of entry by an inspector of the Bureau of Animal Indus-
try, or they may be admitted without inspection upon written per-
mission from the Secretary of Agriculture first had and obtained:
Provided, however, That neither inspection by an inspector of the
Bureau of Animal Industry nor written permission from the Secre-
tary of Agriculture shall be required for Canadian horses for pleas-
ure, driving, or teaming, whether driven or ridden into the United
States for a temporary stay not to exceed three days. The same rule
will apply to American horses returning to the United States from
Canada after a stay in Canada not to exceed three days. Horses ad-
mitted in bond for export from the United States shall be subject to
inspection at any point at which this department has inspectors sta-
tioned.

CATTLE FOR BREEDING PURPOSES AND MILK PRODUCTION.

Regulation 37.-Cattle for breeding purposes and milk production
six months old or over must be inspected and must be accompanied
by a certificate signed by a Canadian official veterinarian, stating
that to the best of his knowledge and belief based on a careful
physical examination of the cattle on the premises no evidence of
tuberculosis or other contagious disease was found, and that no
other contagious disease of cattle has existed in the district in which
the animals have been kept for 60 days previous to date. They must
also be accompanied by a satisfactory certificate of tuberculin test
(which test shall have been made within 30 days of the date of im-
portation by a veterinarian in the employ of and receiving a salary






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from the Canadian Government, or by an inspector of the Bureau
of Animal Industry), giving the date, place of testing, and the de-
scription of the cattle, with ages and markings. The owner must
present an affidavit that the said certificates cover the cattle in
question.
CATTLE FOR GRAZING AND FEEDING.

Regulation 38.-Cattle for grazing or feeding must be inspected
and must be accompanied by a certificate signed by a Canadian
official veterinarian, stating that no contagious disease affecting
cattle, except tuberculosis, has existed in the district in which the
animals have been kept for 60 days preceding the date of impor-
tation.
CATTLE FOR EXHIBITION PURPOSES.

Regulation 39.-The Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry may,
however, by written order, waive the tuberculin-test requirement for
cattle which are to be imported temporarily for exhibition purposes,
provided such cattle are accompanied by a satisfactory certificate of
tuberculin test by a veterinarian in the employ of and receiving
a salary from the Canadian Government made, not more than six
months previously and an affidavit by the owner or importer stating
that the said certificate of tuberculin test refers to the cattle in
question. Any such cattle which are not sold to remain in the
United States shall be returned immediately to Canada at the close
of the exhibition. The department must be notified of any Cana-
dian cattle which will remain in the United States, not tested as re-
quired by Regulation 37, and the tuberculin test will be applied to
them by an inspector of this department before shipment to destina-
tion. All cattle, sheep, and swine intended for exhibition purposes
must be shipped directly to the exhibition grounds and must not be
unloaded in any public stockyard.

CATTLE QUARANTINE.

Regulation 40.-Cattle which are of a dairy or breeding type even
though entered for grazing, feeding, or slaughter, unless consigned
for immediate slaughter and for no other use whatsoever, may be de-
tained in quarantine for such period as within the discretion of the
inspector is required under the circumstances, not less, however, than
3 days, such quarantine to be at the expense of the owner or im-
porter and under the supervision of the inspector. During such de-
tention they will be subjected to rigid inspection and the tuberculin
test. Animals found free from disease at the end of the quarantine






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will be released. Animals adjudged diseased shall be slaughtered
under tlie supervision of the inspector of the Bureau of Animal
Industry.
INSPECTION OF CATTLE.

Regulation 41.-Cattle imported for slaughter shall be inspected.
Those forming part of settlers' effects or belonging to Indian tribes
may be admitted through any port without inspection or certifica-
tion upon written permission of the Secretary of Agriculture first
had and obtained. Cattle in bond for export may be admitted
without inspection at any of the ports named in Regulation 1 in
transit to and for export from Portland, Me., Boston, Mass., New
York, N. Y., Philadelphia, Pa., Baltimore, Md., and Newport News
and Norfolk, Va., subject to inspection at the port of export: Pro-
vided, That inspection may be required by the Secretary of Agricul-
ture whenever, in his opinion, such inspection is necessary.

SHEEP.

Regulation 42.-All sheep imported into the United States from
Canada for breeding, grazing, or feeding must be inspected at the
port of entry by ai inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry.
They must also have been inspected by a veterinarian in the employ
of and receiving a salary from the Canadian Government, and be
accompanied by a certificate signed by him stating that he has in-
spected the sheep and found them free from disease, and that no
contagious disease affecting sheep has existed in the district in which
the animals have been kept for 60 days preceding the date of im-
portation. The owner or importer shall present an affidavit that
said certificate refers to the sheep in question. Any such sheep which
are unaccompanied by the aforesaid certificate shall be subjected to
a quarantine of 15 days.

SHEEP FOR SLAUGHTER, EXPORT, ETC.

Regulation 43.-Sheep for immediate slaughter and those belong-
ing to Indian tribes or forming part of settlers' effects will be ad-
mitted at any port without inspection when accompanied by a certi-
ficate of an official veterinarian showing freedom from disease. Sheep
in bond for export will be admitted without inspection when accom-
panied by such certificate at any of the ports mentioned in Regulation
1 in transit to and for export from Portland, Me., Boston, Mass.,
New York, N. Y., Philadelphia, Pa., Baltimore, Md., and Newport
News and Norfolk, Va., subject to inspection at the port of export.





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OTHER RUMINANTS.

Regulation 44.-Ruminants other than cattle and sheep shall be
accompanied by affidavits similar to those required for cattle, and
when not accompanied by said affidavits, relating to the kind of ani-
mals offered for importation, they shall be detained in quantities one
week, or for such period as may be necessary to determine whether or
not they are free from disease.

SWINE.

Regulation 45.-All swine shall be subject to inspection and shall
be accompanied by a certificate signed by a Canadian official veteri-
narian stating that no swine plague or hog cholera has existed within
a radius of 5 miles of the premises in which they have been kept for
a period of six months immediately preceding the date of shipment.
The owner or importer must present an affidavit that the said certifi-
cate covers the swine in question. Swine not accompanied by affidavit
and certificate will be subject to a quarantine of two weeks at the ex-
pense of the owner or importer, under the supervision of the in-
spector.
CARS TO BE CLEANED AND DISINFECTED.

Regulation 46.-Paragraph 1. The railroad cars used in the trans-
portation of animals specified by these regulations must be thor-
oughly cleaned and disinfected before such animals are placed therein.
All litter from previous shipments must be removed and the car
cleaned and whitewashed with the following disinfectant:
To make 5 gallons of disinfectant proceed as follows: Slake T7
pounds of lime, using hot water if necessary to start action. Make to
a cream with water. Stir in 20 fluid ounces of cresol (commercially
known as carbolfc acid, liquid) at least 95 per cent pure, and make up
to 5 gallons. Stir thoroughly. If to be applied through a spray
nozzle, strain through a wire sieve. Stir frequently when applying,
and keep covered when not in use. The interior of the car must be
completely covered with this mixture, a sufficient quantity being ap-
plied .to saturate the woodwork thoroughly.
Paragraph 2. Unless this regulation is complied with Canadian
animals will not be allowed entry into the United States, and animals
from the United States will not be admitted into Canada. The ship-
per should see that the cars are properly cleaned and disinfected
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MEXICO AND OTHER COUNTRIES OF NORTH AMERICA
BELOW THE SOUTHERN CATTLE QUARANTINE LINE.
HORSES.
Regulation 47.-Paragraph 1. All horses infested with ticks are
prohibited from entering the United States from the Republic of
Mexico and other countries of North America below the southern
cattle quarantine line when destined to an area in the United States
from which cattle are excluded by the Federal or State authorities
on account of ticks, unless and until such tick-infested horses are first
dipped or otherwise treated as hereinafter specified in this regulation.
Paragraph 2. Horses that can be handled and inspected for ticks
shall be so inspected at the port of entry. The importation of un-
broken horses (i. e., those which are not gentle and are not broken
for saddle, harness, or work) destined to an area from which cattle
are excluded by the Federal or State authorities on account of ticks,
is prohibited unless the horses are first dipped as hereinafter speci-
fied in this regulation for tick-infested horses. However, if horses
intended for importation into the United'* States are held for six
months immediately preceding the date they are offered for importa-
tion, on premises known to be free from ticks, they may be admitted
for any destination without dipping. Horses from Mexico belong-
ing to Indian tribes and settlers and those used in stock raising (cow
ponies) or mining, and those for temporary stay at points along the
frontier not to exceed two weeks, whether for pleasure, driving, or
teaming, may be admitted into the United States without inspection,
provided they are not entered, moved, or permitted to enter into any
portion of any State or Territory into which the movement of cattle
is prohibited by the Federal or State authorities on account of ticks.
Paragraph 3. The dipping required for tick-infested horses shall
be done in Beaumont crude petroleum or standard arsenical solu-
tion, or the horses shall be otherwise treated in a manner approved
by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Paragraph 4. Horses admitted in bond for export from the United
States shall be subject to inspection at any point at which the depart-
ment has inspectors stationed.
Paragraph 5. Standard arsenical solution. In preparing each 500
gallons of the standard arsenical solution there shall be.used 10
pounds of finely powdered white arsenic containing not less than 99
per cent of arsenic trioxid, 25 pounds of sal soda, and 1 gallon of pine
tar. The arsenic and sal soda shall be boiled together in not less than
25 gallons of water for 15 minutes, or longer if necessary, to effect
complete solution of the arsenic. Before the pine tar is added the
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may be done by the addition of cold water. The pine tar shall then
be added in a small stream while the solution is thoroughly stirred,
after which the solution shall be immediately diluted with clear water
sufficient to make 500 gallons of dip.

CATTLE.

Regulation 48.-All cattle imported under these regulations from
the Republic of Mexico and other countries of North America below
the southern cattle quarantine line must be inspected at the port of
entry by an inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry, and found
free from disease. No cattle shall be imported for any purpose from
any district or area infested with cattle ticks into a tick-free area of
the United States. Cattle for breeding purposes, milk production,
grazing, or feeding imported into a tick-free area of the United
States shall be accompanied by an affidavit made by the owner stating
that such cattle have been in the district from which shipped for 60
days next preceding the date of importation, and that no contagious,
infectious, or communicable disease has existed among them for
60 days last past, and that no cattle ticks have been found on such
cattle or any animals with which they have come in contact for at
least 60 days last past; also they shall be accompanied by an affidavit
made by the importer, or his agent supervising the shipment, stating
that such cattle while en route to the port of entry have not passed
through any district or area infested with splenetic, southern, or
Texas fever, or any other contagious, infectious, or communicable
disease affecting cattle, and that they have not been trailed or driven
through any district or area infested with cattle ticks, and if trans-
ported by rail or water, that they have been shipped in clean and dis-
infected cars or vessels, and, in any event, that they have not been ex-
posed en route from the point of origin to infection of splenetic,
southern, or Texas fever, or any contagious, infectious, or com-
municable disease affecting cattle, or to cattle ticks, in any manner
whatsoever.
Regulation 49.-Paragraph 1. All tick-infested cattle offered for
importation under these regulations from the Republic of Mexico
into that part of Texas below the southern cattle-quarantine line
shall be imported only through the following ports: Eagle Pass,
Laredo, Rio Grande City, Edinburg, Brownsville, Galveston, Port
Arthur, and Texas City, and be accompanied by an affidavit of the
owner, stating that such cattle have been in the district from which
shipped for 60 days next preceding the date of importation; that
no contagious, infectious, or communicable disease has existed among
them or among any animals with which they have come in contact






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for 60 days last past, except the so-called splenetic or Texas fever;
also, by affidavit of the importer, or his agent supervising the ship-
ment, stating that the cattle have not passed through any district
infected with contagious diseases affecting animals of their kind,
except the so-called splenetic or Texas fever; that they have not
been exposed in any possible manner to the contagion of any con-
tagious disease, except the so-called splenetic or Texas fever; and
that the animals, when not trailed or driven, have been shipped in
cars and vessels which have been cleaned and disinfected except as to
ticks. When such cattle are not accompanied by the affidavits here-
inbefore described they shall be detained in quarantine at the port
of entry at the expense of the owner or importer, under the super-
vision of the inspector, for such period as may be necessary to de-
termine whether such cattle are entitled to entry under these'regu-
lations. During this detention in quarantine a rigid inspection by
an inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry shall be made, in-
cluding the tuberculin test if deemed necessary. All such cattle
when entered shall be subject to the regulations governing the han-
dling and transportation of cattle from the districts infected with
splenetic, southern, or Texas fever; and they may be shipped from
Texas to slaughtering centers for immediate slaughter, in com-
pliance with the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture govern-
ing the interstate movement of live stock.
Paragraph 2. All tick-infected cattle shipped by water and offered
for importation under these regulations from the Republic of Mexico
into that part of Texas below the southern cattle quarantine line
shall be subject to a quarantine at the port of entry of not less than
two days, during which period such inspection shall be made of the
said cattle by an inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry as may
be deemed necessary in order to determine their eligibility for impor-
tation under these regulations. Permits must be procured for the
importation of cattle from any of the other countries below the
southern cattle quarantine line in accordance with Regulationj 11 of
these regulations, and all such cattle must be accompanied by a cer-
tificate from the local authority of the district in which the said
animals have been continuously located for 60 days stating that no
disease contagious to cattle has existed in said district for 60 days
preceding and all such cattle shall be subject to the same quarantine
and inspections as provided in this regulation for tick-infested
cattle.
SHEEP.

Regulatibfon 50.-Sheep for breeding purposes, grazing, feeding, or
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by an inspector of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry to
be free from scabies or other contagious disease and are accompanied
by an affidavit made by the owner stating that they have been in
the district from which shipped for 60 days next preceding the date
of importation and that no contagious disease affecting sheep has
existed among them, nor among other sheep with which they have
come in contact, for 60 days last past; also by an affidavit made by
the importer or his agent supervising the shipment stating that they
have not passed through any district infected with contagious dis-
eases affecting sheep, and that they have not been exposed in any
possible manner to the contagion of any contagious disease, and that
the animals, if not trailed or driven, have been shipped in clean and
disinfected cars and vessels direct from the farm or ranch where pur-
chased. But such sheep shall, nevertheless, be dipped at least once
at the expense of the owner as prescribed in the department regula-
tions to prevent the spread of scabies in sheep, before being per-
mitted to proceed to their destination in the United States or to
mingle with other sheep. Sheep unaccompanied by the required
affidavits must be detained in quarantine for one week, or as long
as may be required, at the expense of the owner or importer, under
the supervision of the inspector, and twice dipped as provided
herein.
SWINE AND RUMINANTS OTHER THAN CATTLE AND SHEEP.
Regulation 51.-Paragraph 1. All swine and ruminants, other than
cattle and sheep, shipped by land from Mexico shall be accompanied
by affidavits similar to those required for cattle and sheep relating
to the existence of contagious disease affecting the kind of animals
offered for importation, and when not accompanied by said affidavits
shall be detained in quarantine for one week, as provided for cattle
and sheep.
Paragraph 2. All swine and ruminants, other than cattle shipped
by water and offered for importation from countries of North Amer-
ica below the southern cattle quarantine line, shall be subject to a
quarantine at the port of entry of not less than two days, during
which period such inspections shall be made of said animals by an
inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry as may be deemed neces-
sary in order to determine their eligibility for importation under
these regulations. Permits must be procured for the importation of
all such animals in accordance with Regulation 11 of these regula-
tions and all such animals must be accompanied by a certificate from
the local authority of the district in which the said animals have
been continuously located for 60 0f'ys, stating that no disease conta-
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district for G60 days preceding. All such animals shall be subject to
the same quarantine and inspections as provided for tick-infested
cattle
ANIMALS IN BOND.

Regulation 52.-Animals from Mexico in bond to Canada enter-
ing and passing through United States territory will be subject to
inspection at the port of entry, or at any point en route, by an in-
spector of the Bureau of Animal Industry, and if found diseased
or to havg been exposed to the contagion of disease, shall be dealt
with as the Secretary of Agriculture may direct, depending upon
the nature of the disease, as provided by these regulations for the
particular kind of animal or animals so affected or exposed.

PRIOR ORDER ANNULLED.

B. A. I. Order No. 209 and all amendments thereto shall cease to
be effective on and after May 1, 1918, on and after which date this
order, which for purposes of identification is designated as B. A. I.
Order 259, shall become effective.


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