S.iRB. A.-B. S. 13.. Issued November 20, 1916.
P^J1ENT OF AGRICULTURE,
Jig .: -BUR U F BIOLOGICAL SURVEY.
[2.iiil: Y v HiNSHAW, Chief of Bnreau.
SU.S. DEPQSIOPY _____
SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS.
I REGULATIONS FOR THE ISSUE OF PERMITS FOR QUAIL IM-
PORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES FROM NORTHEASTERN
*, 'Effective November 13, 1916.
L:: Under authority of section 1 of the act of Congress approved May 25, 1900
!i, (31 Stat, 187), authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to adopt such meas
i.,..res as may be necessary for the preservation, distribution, and introduction
o f .garne birds, and of section 241 of the act of Congress approved March 4, 1909
(3Stat., 1088), prohibiting the importation into the United States of such
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..t..of agriculture or horticulture and prohibiting the importation of any
,,III'""':i" wild bird except under permit from the Secretary of Agriculture, per-
mits for the importation of quail from northeastern Mexico will be issued on
| and after November 13, 1916, and until further notice, but in order to prevent
, the entry of quail infected with the disease commonly known as "quail
disease" such permits will be issued, subject to inspection and quarantine of
:r the birds, under the following regulations.
D. F. HOUSTON,
iSecretary of Agriculture.
RtGUILATIONS GOVERNING THE IMPORTATION OF QUAIL INTO
THE UNITED STATES FROM NORTHEASTERN MEXICO.
Pursuant to authority conferred by law upon the Secretary of the
Treasury and the Secretary of Agriculture, permits for the impor-
tation of quail from northeastern Mexico will be issued by the De-
partment of Agriculture, but in order to prevent the entry of quail
t:jnfeed with the disease commonly known as "quail disease" such
permit will be issued subject to the following rules and regulations:
REGULATIOff I.-APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS.
SApplications for permits must be made to the Secretary of Agri-
culture, Washington, D. C., and must state the name and address of
tie applicant, the place of shipment, whether the birds will be
offered for entry at Eagle PasS, Tex., or at New York, N. Y., the
4d4 of probable arrival at port of entry, the approximate number
d i the consignmnt, ad the name- and address of the
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REGULATION 2.-PORTS OF ENTRY. I...
For the purposes of these regulations the ports of E&W
Tex., and New York, N. Y., shall be inspection and qui U
stations, and permits will not be issued for the entry of q.'
northeastern Mexico through any other port. .....
Quail from northeastern Mexico will be subject to examine. |
an inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry before they .. ...
allowed to enter. Birds entered at Eagle Pass, Tex., will be
to inspection and quarantine for a time sufficient to cover the::ie
of incubation of quail disease, but not less than 10 days,
from date of arrival at the quarantine station. Birds entered l.....
York which have been under observation during the voyage for.....
dient time to cover the period of incubation of the disease ruyJ
entered, in the discretion of the inspector, without further del
found on inspection to be free from disease, but if any syx'ptog
indicative of quail disease are present the entire consignment l.
be quarantined for a period not less than 10 days and held stb|
to special instructions from the Department of Agriculture. "
REGULATION 4.-PERMITS. ,:
Permits for the entry of quail from northeastern Mexico ii
issued only to applicants who are prepared to ship the bitdi ::
sanitary crates and to care for them properly during the period
quarantine. Crowding birds in crates in excess of the limit her
after specified, removal of dead birds without submitting them |
examination by the inspector, failure to clean or disinfect inclosit
or crates or to maintain or ship the birds in a sanitary condition ad
due notice by the inspector will be considered sufficient grounds 4
withholding further permits during the season.
REGULATION 5. :
Permits will be issued only for the consignment of quail entqi
on the date indicated and not for several consignments due to arM
on different dates. If the number entered is less than the nuv j
stated in the permit, the excess over the number imported can 1
be entered thereafter under that permit but must be included'
another application for permit.
Permits for the entry of quail at Eagle Pass, Tex., will be im1
only after the applicant has made the necessary arrangements I:
care of the birds during quarantine and the inspector of the BuiN
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a of Animal Industry has approved the location where the birds arc
to be quarantined qnd is satisfied that the applicant has an ample
supply of crates for the proper accommodation of the birds. Per-
mits authorizing the entry of more than 1,000 quail at one time by
any one person or his agents will not be issued until the inspector
shall have certified to the department the number of birds which can
be properly cared for in quarantine at one time by such applicant.
Permits will be indorsed by an inspector of the Bureau of Animal
Industry "Inspected and found free from quail disease" before
the quail are released from quarantine and before the permits are
accepted by officers of the customs.
Crates for the shipment of quail must be constructed with a
tongue-and-grcove bottom and false top of stout cloth or burlap
stretched taut and smooth, so as to leave a space not less than 11
inches between the cloth and the top of the box. Each crate must
be provided with a handle at each end. Not more than 24 quail
shall be placed in a single small crate or compartment, and not more
than 48 in a double crate.
Crates must measure inside not less than 7$ inches in height (from
floor to cloth cover), 23 inches in width, and 23 inches in length;
and double crates 7- inches in height, 23 inches in width, and 45
inches in length, with a partition separating the two compartments.
The partition must be fastened with screws or otherwise, so that it
can be easily removed. The bottom must project in front or along
the sides 2 inches or more to prevent crates from being stacked
close together and thus cutting off ventilation. Openings in the
side of the crate at least half an inch wide must be left along the
floor to facilitate cleaning, and holes for ample ventilation must be
bored in the ends and in the partition. Crates must have a sliding
door fitted on one side large enough to permit the birds to be easily
examined or removed.
Receptacles for feed and water must be so made as to insure thor-
ough cleaning, and must be so arranged that they can be fastened
securely when the crates are in transit, or removed readily for clean-
ing or refilling. Food and water receptacles must be arranged so
that they can be filled from the outside of the crate and protected
by a low guard or strip to prevent the birds from walking in them.
Bottoms of crates must be arranged so that they can be removed
when necessary to facilitate proper cleaning or disinfecting.
REGULATION t-QUTARANTINWe. .
during the period of quarantine the birdsmust.iW'i:bar..
suitable inclosures or crates and furnished with guffici)d6f"J
gravel, and pure water. No quail will be quarantined ort...M...
which has been occupied by poultry during the year".
preceding or which is within 50 feet of any premises 'w.
is kept. '
Birds may be quarantined in either inclosures or c' ......
closures constructed of wire netting at least 8 feet wide aa4....
long may be used to confine the birds, or the quail may.:. I:.*
crates, but not more than 200 quail shall be kept in t "he :".
closure and not more than 24 quail in a crate during q
Entry of quail will not be permitted when crowded in':::H
excess of the numbers specified in regulation 8 or when
ordinary boxes or poultry crates. If shipping crates are:,,H
birds in one compartment must be transferred to a new ...
the partition removed, so that not more than 24 birds W.i...
fined in a space 23 by 45 inches. Crates kept outdoors must'bl
not less than 18 inches from the ground, and if several ce
stacked on top of one another a 2-inch strip of wood must b
between the crates, and the top crate must not be more thanJ'!:
above the ground. In case of rain or heavy winds provisoaln'
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be made for covering the crates with oilcloth or heavy dui:::::...........
All inclosures or crates must be kept in a sanitary condition' B
to the approval of the inspector. Birds imported on differiit::i.
must not be confined together and crates must be emptied: 0i
being disinfected. Importers will be required at their' expEi
provide suitable inclosures or crates for the purposes of quarit,
to disinfect the crates or transfer the quail to new crates be Sb
lease from quarantine, and to maintain the birds during quara M
REGULATION 10.-DEAD BIRDS. '
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Bodies of birds which die during the period of quarantine..i. "
not be destroyed until submitted to the inspector for prelimi.........i
examination, and if necessary such specimens will be forwarde'd|
the Department of Agriculture for further examination.
In case of discovery of quail disease further entry of birds up.
suspended and all outstanding permits immediately canceled. :y,
These regulations shall become effective immediately. :.
B. R. NEwrToN,
Acting Secretary of the Tre aewy,,
D. F. HoUTswo,,.,:,
Secretary of 4Agric Wlt | ."a
WASHINGTON, D. C., November 13, 1916.
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