Exotic Newcastle Disease Pet Bird
In-Home Quarantine Compliance Agreement
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Exerpted from Exotic Newcastle Disease Policy - Pet & Exotic Birds 02/13/03 CDFA
PET OR EXOTIC BIRD IN-HOME QUARANTINE COMPLIANCE AGREEMENT
[Pursuant to Food and Agricultural Code Section 9562] PARTIES
1. California Department of Food and Agriculture (hereinafter "the Department")
Contact: Dr. Richard Breitmeyer, State Veterinarian
2. Owner of Bird(s):
- 1. On October 1, 2002, an outbreak of Exotic Newcastle Disease (hereinafter "END") was confirmed in Southern California. END is a highly contagious and often fatal viral disease that affects most species of birds. END is especially virulent, with many birds dying without showing any clinical signs of the disease.
- 2. Food and Agricultural Code section 9562 provides the Department with the authority to order the movement, segregation, isolation, or destruction of animals or food products during quarantine.
- 3. Food and Agricultural Code section 9574 provides that any person who negligently or intentionally violates quarantine shall be civilly liable in an amount not to exceed $25,000. Food and Agricultural Code section 9701 provides that a first quarantine violation may be cited as an infraction, with second and subsequent violations constituting misdemeanor offenses.
- 4. Owner acknowledges that he/she has been personally served with an Animal Health and Food Safety Services quarantine due to the possible exposure of birds on the premises to END.
Quarantine Number _____________________________
- 5. Owner further acknowledges that he/she will execute and comply with the terms and conditions of this compliance agreement with the Department.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
As Owner, I certify that I understand and will comply with the following conditions for home quarantine of my bird(s).
- 1. Birds and associated equipment will not be moved in or out of the quarantined home located at:
- 2. The following bird(s) will be home quarantined according to this compliance agreement:
Breed/Species Number Physical Condition Identification
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- 3. Owner will do the following to minimize the potential risk of spreading disease (Biosecurity):
a) Keep bird(s) confined and in an enclosure (e.g. within a cage which is inside a residence or secure aviary).
b) Prevent free-ranging poultry from entering the property.
c) Isolate the bird(s) from visitors.
d) Do not share birds, equipment or feed with other bird owners.
e) Avoid unnecessary contact with other people's birds. Infected birds may not look sick!
f) Prior to coming in contact with birds:
•Hands: Wash your hands in soap and water for 10 to 20 seconds.
•Feet: Remove or thoroughly clean your shoes, paying particular attention to the soles. Spray soles with a disinfectant or use a disinfectant foot dip at the entrance to your property.
•Other: Shower and change into clean clothing.
g) Keep visitors to your property to a minimum. If you have visitors, they should wash their hands and clean their shoes and do not let them near your birds.
- 4. Owner will permit the bird(s) to be tested for END at a minimum of two times at least 15 days apart. The final test will occur after the area is considered free of END. Additional tests may occur.
- 5. The owner will call the Department at (800) 491-1899 immediately if bird(s) are showing signs of illness or have died.
- 6. If any bird on the quarantined premises is diagnosed with END, all birds on the premises will be humanely euthanized. If a regulatory veterinarian determines that the quarantined bird(s) have been exposed to END all birds on the premises will be humanely euthanized. Exposure may be due to non-compliance with the biosecurity practices listed above.
- 7. Owner acknowledges that he/she has been provided with a copy of Food and Agricultural Code section 9562, and accepts the State Veterinarian's authority to act thereunder without consultation with Owner. Such authority includes, but is not limited to, decisions related to the need to quarantine poultry, poultry products and any associated equipment and property for isolation, depopulation and destruction. Owner further acknowledges that the State Veterinarian may require amendments to this compliance agreement at any time.
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Exotic Newcastle Disease Task Force
Animal Health and Food Safety Services
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