Utah Administrative Code

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R58. Agriculture and Food, Animal Industry.

Rule R58-3. Brucellosis Vaccination Requirements.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R58-3-1. Authority.

(1) Promulgated under the authority of section 4-31-109 and Subsections 4-2-103(1)(c)(i), 4-2-103(1)(j).

(2) It is the intent of this rule to state the brucellosis vaccination requirements for cattle and bison within Utah.

R58-3-2. Definitions.

(1) "Accredited Veterinarian" means a veterinarian approved by the Deputy Administrator of Veterinary Services (VS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in accordance with the provisions of 9 CFR 161 to perform functions required by cooperative State-Federal disease control and eradication programs.

(2) "Bison" means a bovine-like animal (genus Bison) commonly referred to as American buffalo or buffalo.

(3) "Brucellosis Technician" means an individual approved and trained by the State Veterinarian or designee to administer Brucella abortus vaccine and appropriately identify the animal.

(4) "Cattle" means all domestic bovine (genus Bos).

(5) "Official USDA vaccination tag" means a metal identification eartag that provides unique identification for each individual animal by conforming to the nine (9)-character alpha-numeric national uniform eartagging system or any other unique identification device approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

(6) "RFID" means a radio frequency identification device used as individual identification of livestock.

R58-3-3. Utah Cattle and Bison Vaccination Requirements.

(1) All Utah cattle and bison heifers intended for replacement breeding animals must be vaccinated against Brucella abortus.

(2) Vaccination of cattle and bison heifer calves shall be administered by an accredited veterinarian or by a brucellosis technician.

(3) All cattle and bison heifers shall be vaccinated with strain RB-51 administered between 4 and 12 months of age. These heifers shall be properly identified by official tattoos and ear tag (either official USDA vaccination tag or RFID of approved design) and shall be reported on an official vaccination certificate (VS Form 4-24) within 30 days to the State Veterinarian.

(4) Cattle and bison heifers not intended for replacement breeding are exempt from the vaccination requirement in subsection R58-3-3(1).


brucellosis, vaccination, cattle, bison

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

April 16, 2014

Notice of Continuation

January 12, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

4-31-109; 4-2-2(1)(c)(i); 4-2-2(1)(j)

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.