Utah Administrative Code

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R58. Agriculture and Food, Animal Industry.

Rule R58-2. Diseases, Inspections and Quarantines.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R58-2-1. Authority.

Promulgated Under the Authority of Sections 4-31-115, 4-31-118, 4-2-103(1)(c)(ii), and 4-2-103(1)(i).

R58-2-2. Definitions.

A. "Animal exhibition" - An event where animals are congregated for the purpose of exhibition and judging.

B. "Animals" - For the purpose of this chapter animals means poultry, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats and swine.

C. "Terminal show" - A fair or livestock judging exhibition with designated species of animals that are declared "at risk animals" which at the conclusion of the event must be transported directly to slaughter.

R58-2-3. Reportable and Quarantinable Animal Diseases.

A. Reporting of Diseases. It shall be the responsibility of veterinary diagnostic laboratories, veterinary practitioners, livestock inspectors, and livestock owners to report immediately by phone or written statement to the Department of Agriculture and Food any of the diseases listed on the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Reportable Disease list, available at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Division of Animal Health, PO Box 146500, 350 North Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500.

1. All swine moving within the State of Utah shall be identifiable to determine the farm of origin as per 9 CFR,1,71.19, January 1, 2010, edition which is hereby adopted and is incorporated by reference within this rule.

2. All sheep and goats moving within the State of Utah shall, upon change of ownership, comply with federal Scrapie identification requirements as listed in 9 CFR Part 79, January 1, 2014, requiring official identification to determine the farm of origin.

3. Sheep and goats from Scrapie infected, exposed, quarantined or source flocks may not be permitted to move into or within the state, except to slaughter, unless a flock eradication and control plan, approved by the State Veterinarian in Utah, has been implemented in the flock where the diseased animal resides.

4. Any live scrapie-positive, suspect, or high-risk sheep or goat of any age and any sexually intact exposed sheep or goat of more than one year of age shall be required to possess official individual identification as listed in 9 CFR Part 79, January 1, 2014.

B. Quarantines. The Department of Agriculture and Food or its agent may issue quarantines on:

1. Any animal infected with diseases listed on the reportable disease list or any infectious or dangerous entity which is determined to be a threat to other animals or humans.

2. Any animal which it believes may jeopardize the health of other animals, or humans.

3. Any area within the State of Utah to prevent the spread of infectious or contagious diseases.

a. Quarantines shall be deemed issued to owners or caretakers of animals affected with or exposed to infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases by serving an official notice of quarantine to the owner or caretaker in person, by phone, by public meetings, or by registered mail to his last known address.

b. On and after the effective date of quarantine no animals shall be moved or allowed to be moved from or onto the quarantined premises without the owner or caretaker of the quarantined livestock having first obtained a written permit from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food or its authorized agent to move the animals.

c. Quarantines shall be released upon compliance with Section 4-31-116; as well as with 9 CFR 71.2, January 1, 2014, edition; and the Utah Health Code Sections 26-6, 19-4 and 19-5.

R58-2-4. Disease Control at Animal Exhibitions and Livestock Auctions.

A. To reduce potential spread of disease from animal exhibitions and livestock auctions the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food may:

1. Specify an animal exhibition a terminal show for designated species coming to the event when the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is aware that a disease risk exists in that local area or the state.

2. Give each county in the state the authority to designate a terminal show for any animal exhibition or fair being held within the county.

3. Give the specific show that is a member of the Junior Livestock Show Association the authority to designate a terminal show.

4. Restrict movement of livestock into and out of a livestock auction or temporary livestock sale when the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is aware of a disease risk exists in that local area or the state.



Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

August 12, 2015

Notice of Continuation

June 9, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

4-31-15; 4-31-17; 4-2-2(1)(c)(ii)

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R58, please contact the promulgating agency (Agriculture and Food, Animal Industry). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.