(By authority conferred on the department of agriculture by section 45 of Act No. 466 of  
the Public Acts of 1988, as amended, being S287.745 of the Michigan Compiled Laws)  
R 287.701 Definitions.  
Rule 1. As used in these rules:  
(a) "Act" means Act No. 466 of the Public Acts of 1988, as amended, being  
S287.701 et seq. of the Michigan Compiled Laws.  
(b) "Cattle importation lot" means a premises used only to feed, in preparation for  
slaughter, non-native cattle that are capable of reproduction that do not meet the  
importation requirements for breeding and dairy purposes. Livestock confined to a  
cattle importation lot are not eligible to achieve native status.  
(c) "Commingle" means concurrently or subsequently sharing or subsequent use by  
native livestock of the same pen or pens or same section or sections in a facility or  
same section or sections in a transportation unit or units where there is physical  
contact with other livestock or contact with bodily excrements or fluids from other  
(d) "Department" means the Michigan department of agriculture.  
(e) "EIA" means equine infectious anemia.  
(f) "Official (vaccination) ear tag" means an ear tag that conforms to the 9 character  
alpha-numeric national uniform ear-tagging system.  
(g) "USDA" means the United States department of agriculture.  
(h) "USDA, APHIS, VS" means the United States department of agriculture, animal and  
plant health inspection service, veterinary services.  
History: 1994 AACS.  
R 287.702 Indemnification of livestock.  
Rule 2. (1) The director may order the slaughter, destruction, or disposition of  
livestock to control or eradicate livestock disease or toxicological contamination or  
to protect public health.  
(2) An owner of livestock that are ordered slaughtered, destroyed, or disposed of due  
to diseases or toxicological contamination may apply for indemnification within the  
limits described in section 14 of the act. The application shall be made on forms  
supplied by the department and the application shall be filed with the department.  
All of the following information shall accompany the application:  
(a) An affidavit signed by the owner attesting to the amount of compensation  
received or to be received from any other source for the livestock ordered  
slaughtered, destroyed, or disposed of.  
(b) All records that indicate other sources of indemnity.  
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(c) Registration papers.  
(d) Names and addresses of all persons to whom or from whom the owner has  
transferred animals within a time period determined by the director.  
(e) Signed permission allowing the breed association or associations to disclose  
information requested by the director.  
(f) An executed and signed subrogation agreement assigning to the state the ownership  
of a cause of action to recover damages for the loss  
indemnification paid to the owner pursuant to the act.  
to the amount of  
History: 1994 AACS.  
R 287.703 Importation, distribution, and use of veterinary biologicals.  
Rule 3. (1) Any person, agency, or company that desires to import into this state or to  
distribute intrastate, for experimental or field trial use, any veterinary biological  
that is not conditionally or unconditionally licensed by the USDA shall request  
and obtain permission from the director to do so.  
(2) All of the following information is required when requesting permission to  
distribute, in this state, veterinary biologicals which  
are conditionally or  
unconditionally licensed by the USDA or which have import permits for distribution  
and sale issued by the USDA.  
(a) A copy of the current USDA license.  
(b) Any restrictions set forth by the USDA.  
(c) A complete product name--generic and trade.  
(d) Product information, including directions for use.  
(e) Slaughter withdrawal times, if applicable.  
(3) Veterinary biologicals for experimental or field trial purposes shall be shipped  
only to veterinarians. Veterinary biologicals for experimental or field trial  
purposes shall be used only by the veterinarians to whom the product is shipped or  
by individuals who are under the direct supervision of the veterinarians to whom the  
product is shipped.  
(4) A report of each requested shipment shall be made to the department by the person,  
agency, or company consigning, shipping, or transporting veterinary biologicals for  
experimental or field trial purposes into or within this state. The report shall be filed  
with the department within 5 working days of the shipment. The report shall  
contain all of the following information:  
(a) The quantity consigned, shipped, or transported.  
(b) The expiration date of the product.  
(c) The complete name of the veterinary biological.  
(d) The name and address of the recipient veterinarian.  
(5) Any person, agency, or company that requests permission to import or distribute  
intrastate a veterinary biological to be administered for experimental or field trial  
purposes to animals owned by the public shall submit, to the department, a written  
statement which shall be given to the owner of the animals before the  
administration, prescription, or distribution of the veterinary biological and which  
states both of the following:  
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(a) That the veterinary biological to be administered, prescribed, or dispensed to an  
animal or animals is an experimental or field trial veterinary biological.  
(b) That the veterinary biological has not been approved by the USDA or the department  
for unconditional distribution or use.  
(6) Any person, agency, or company that requests permission to import or distribute  
intrastate a veterinary biological for experimental or field trial purposes shall not hold  
the department responsible for any liability or injury to humans or animals or for loss of  
any animals.  
(7) Any person, agency, or company that requests permission to import or distribute  
intrastate a veterinary biological for experimental or field trial purposes shall report  
any adverse reactions to the department within 5 working days.  
(8) Determination of distribution of veterinary biologicals for experimental or  
field trial purposes shall be based upon, but not limited to, the following criteria:  
(a) Need for the product by the animal industry.  
(b) Safety of the product for the target animal species.  
(c) Safety of the product for the person or persons who administer the biological.  
(d) Safety of the human food chain when the veterinary biological is used in food-  
producing animals.  
(9) The director may limit the distribution of a veterinary biological for experimental  
or field trial purposes to certain geographical areas within this state and for specific  
time periods.  
(10) The director may at any time revoke permission to distribute veterinary  
biologicals for experimental or field trial purposes.  
History: 1994 AACS.  
R 287.704 Prevention of certain reportable contagious diseases in animals.  
Rule 4. To prevent the spread of certain contagious and infectious reportable  
diseases among animals, the director may require that a vehicle used to transport  
animals that are confirmed to be affected by a contagious or infectious reportable  
disease be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in an approved manner with a  
disinfectant approved by the department before the vehicle is again used for any  
History: 1994 AACS.  
R 287.705 Public exhibition of livestock.  
Rule 5. (1) Livestock that have a known exposure to, or that show clinical signs  
of, infectious, contagious, or toxicological disease, as determined by a veterinarian,  
shall not be displayed or housed at an exhibition, exposition, or fair unless  
permission to do so is granted by the director.  
(2) The exhibition, exposition, or fair authority is responsible for ensuring that the  
livestock are removed from the premises.  
History: 1994 AACS.  
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R 287.706 Tuberculosis and brucellosis testing of livestock.  
Rule 6. (1) Tuberculosis and brucellosis testing of livestock shall be conducted only  
by accredited veterinarians.  
(2) Any veterinarian who conducts, within this state, a tuberculin test or a brucellosis  
test on any livestock, except poultry, shall individually identify each animal tested by  
an USDA, APHIS, VS official ear tag, an ear tattoo number for registered livestock  
only, or a method approved by the director. The tag shall be inserted in the right ear,  
unless some physical problem precludes use of the right ear.  
(3) A complete record of the test shall be accurately completed on forms provided by  
the department and shall be filed with the department within 5 working days after  
completion of the test.  
History: 1994 AACS.  
R 287.707 Official brucellosis calfhood vaccinate.  
Rule 7. (1) Only an accredited veterinarian may brucellosis vaccinate a calf and tattoo a  
calf with the United States registered shield.  
(2) Only an approved brucella veterinary biological, at a dosage that is approved by the  
USDA and the department, shall be administered.  
(3) Only female cattle that are between the ages of 4 and 8 months (120 to 269 days)  
may be brucellosis vaccinated.  
(4) All calves officially vaccinated in accordance with the provisions of section 42(1),  
(2), (3), (4), and (5) of the act shall be individually identified at the time of  
vaccination by an official vaccination ear tag placed in the right ear, unless some  
physical problem precludes use of the right ear. If the animal is already identified with  
an official ear tag before vaccination, an additional official ear tag is not required.  
A legible identification tattoo that is placed in the right ear of a calf may be used in  
place of an official vaccination ear tag. The calf and tattoo shall be recognized by an  
organized breed registry. The identification tattoo shall be recorded on the official  
brucellosis vaccination certificate and the calf shall be designated as  
(5) A calf that is officially vaccinated in accordance with the provisions of  
section 42(1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) of the act shall be tattooed with the United States  
registered shield in the right ear at the  
time of vaccination. The tattoo shall show the quarter of the year and the year in which  
the calf was vaccinated. The first quarter of the year (January, February, March)  
shall be designated by the number 1; the second quarter (April, May, June) by the  
number 2; the third quarter (July, August, September) by the number 3; and the  
fourth quarter (October, November, December) by the number4. The year shall be  
designated by the last digit of the year. The letter "V" surrounded by a United  
States registered shield shall be placed between the numbers or  
designating the quarter of the year and the year in which the calf was vaccinated.  
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(6) An accredited veterinarian who vaccinates a female calf for brucellosis shall  
submit the official brucellosis vaccination certificate to the department within 10  
working days after the vaccination is administered.  
History: 1994 AACS.  
R 287.708 Pullorum testing of poultry for exhibition, expositions, or fairs.  
Rule 8. (1) Poultry that requires a negative pullorum test status for exhibition,  
expositions, or fairs, as determined by the national poultry improvement plan, shall be  
accompanied by proof of current negative pullorum test status or, upon arrival, be  
exposition, or fair.  
(2) At poultry exhibitions, expositions, or fairs that conduct the sale of live poultry, the  
be pullorum negative before caging at the exhibition,  
seller is responsible for providing current pullorum test documentation before  
purchaser removes the poultry from the exhibition, exposition, or fair.  
(3) Any of the following may be used as proof of current pullorum test status:  
(a) Hatchery source documents.  
(b) Entire flock or bird test reports.  
(c) USDA, APHIS, VS form 9-2.  
(d) USDA, APHIS, VS form 9-3.  
(e) The department's official avian test record, AI-013.  
(4) A statement that is signed by the owner shall be provided for each entry and shall  
state that the poultry presented are the same poultry identified on the pullorum test  
documents and that, since their most recent negative pullorum test, the poultry have  
not been in contact with, or exposed to, other poultry that have not tested pullorum  
History: 1994 AACS.  
R 287.709 Prevention and suppression of tuberculosis in poultry.  
Rule 9. (1) If tuberculous infected poultry, confirmed by histopathology or culture, are  
found in any flock, the entire flock may be considered as infected.  
(2) An owner of tuberculous infected poultry shall handle and dispose of his or her  
flock in a manner approved by the director.  
(3) Poultry houses, facilities, and premises  
housed tuberculous  
poultry shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected by the owner or agent, under the  
supervision of the director, immediately after disposition of the diseased flock.  
(4) The director may allow for the use of a USDA-approved tuberculin test for the  
purpose of freeing the flock from infection.  
(5) Poultry from infected flocks shall not be disposed of without permission from  
the director.  
History: 1994 AACS.  
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R 287.710 Rescinded.  
History: 1994 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 287.711 Public stockyards, auction sale yards, and livestock yards.  
Rule 11. (1) Cattle not native to this state may be sold through livestock auctions,  
as defined and licensed pursuant to the provisions of Act No. 284 of the Public Acts of  
1937, as amended, being S287.121 et seq. of the Michigan Compiled Laws, to any  
premises in the state if the cattle meet all of the following requirements:  
(a) The cattle shall be individually uniquely identified.  
(b) The cattle shall have a prior entry permit.  
(c) The cattle shall be accompanied by an official interstate health certificate or  
official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection.  
(d) The cattle shall originate directly from a state that is declared free of bovine  
brucellosis for the last 6 years by the USDA.  
(e) The cattle shall originate directly from a state that is declared free of bovine  
tuberculosis by the USDA.  
(2) Nonnative cattle which are capable of reproduction and which do not meet all of  
the requirements specified in subrule (1) of this rule may be sold at a livestock auction  
in this state as defined and licensed pursuant to the provisions of Act No. 284 of the  
Public Acts of 1937, as amended, being  
S287.121 et seq. of the Michigan Compiled Laws, if the cattle meet all of the following  
(a) The cattle shall be individually uniquely identified.  
(b) The cattle shall have a prior entry permit.  
(c) The cattle shall be accompanied by an official interstate health certificate or an  
official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection.  
(d) The consignor shall receive permission from the director to move the cattle to the  
livestock auction and shall inform the livestock auction manager that the cattle are  
nonnative cattle.  
(e) The cattle shall be sold only for slaughter or to a cattle importation lot.  
(f) While in the livestock auction facility, the cattle shall not be commingled with  
other livestock.  
(3) Upon request by the director, notification of the purchaser's name or names and the  
destination or destinations of nonnative cattle which are capable of reproduction and  
which are sold through  
livestock auction shall be made available to the  
department within 6 working days. Notification shall include all of the following  
(a) The complete name or names of the purchaser or purchasers.  
(b) The complete address or addresses of the purchaser or purchasers.  
(c) The date of the purchase or purchases.  
(d) The breed.  
(e) The number of head.  
(f) The destination address or addresses if different from the purchaser's address  
or addresses.  
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History: 1994 AACS.  
R 287.712 Cattle importation lots.  
Rule 12. (1) Cattle importation lots shall be registered with the department on an  
application form provided by the department.  
(2) A cattle importation lot may be a designated lot, parcel, pasture, premises,  
facility, or confined area.  
(3) Registration shall not be issued unless the importation lot has been inspected by  
the director and found to meet all of the following requirements:  
(a) A cattle importation lot shall be constructed and operated to prohibit cattle in  
the importation lot from making contact with, or disseminating a contagious or  
infectious disease to, livestock other than cattle in the importation lot.  
(b) Livestock other than cattle in the importation lot shall not have access to manure  
or other waste material from the cattle importation lot.  
(c) Drainage from a cattle importation lot shall not be permitted to flow into areas  
accessible to livestock other than cattle in the importation lot.  
(d) A cattle importation lot shall be maintained in  
excessive accumulation of manure or waste material.  
condition free from the  
(4) Cattle which are capable of reproduction, which originate directly from states that  
are not declared free of bovine brucellosis for the last 6 years by the USDA or which  
originate directly from states that are not declared free of bovine tuberculosis by the  
USDA, and which do not go directly to slaughter shall be placed in an importation  
(5) Cattle which are capable of reproduction and which are imported into this state  
shall be accompanied by both of the following:  
(a) An official interstate health certificate or official interstate certificate of  
veterinary inspection, which shall be given to the consignee at the point of  
(b) A prior entry permit.  
(6) Nonnative cattle which are capable of reproduction and which enter this state  
shall be individually uniquely identified on the official interstate health certificate  
or official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection. The individual unique  
identification shall be either of the following:  
(a) A USDA, APHIS, VS official ear tag.  
(b) A USDA, APHIS, VS-approved backtag.  
(7) Within 10 working days after importation into this state, cattle which are  
capable of reproduction and which have been individually uniquely identified with  
a USDA, APHIS, VS-approved backtag shall be permanently identified with an  
official ear tag.  
(8) The official ear tag shall be recorded by the consignee at the point of destination on  
the official interstate health certificate or official certificate of veterinary inspection.  
The recording shall be done in a manner so that cattle which are imported into this  
state and which are identified by a USDA, APHIS, VS-approved backtag will  
correspond to the USDA, APHIS, VS official ear tag.  
(9) The consignee shall forward to the department, within 10 working days after the  
importation into this state of cattle that are capable of reproduction, a copy of the  
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official interstate health certificate or official certificate of veterinary inspection  
indicating that each animal is individually uniquely identified by a USDA, APHIS, VS  
official ear tag.  
(10) A copy of the official interstate health certificate or official certificate of  
veterinary inspection shall be kept filed in the records of the consignee at the point of  
destination of the cattle until the cattle have been sent to slaughter or have died.  
(11) The consignee of imported cattle that are capable of reproduction shall not  
remove any existing USDA, APHIS, VS official ear tags that are on the cattle at the  
time of importation into this state.  
(12) The existing USDA, APHIS, VS official ear tags may be used as the required  
permanent identification, or the consignee at the point of destination shall comply  
with the requirement for permanent identification by placing a second USDA, APHIS,  
VS official ear tag in ears of cattle which are capable of reproduction and which are  
imported into this state.The official ear tags shall be recorded on the official interstate  
health certificate or official certificate of veterinary inspection as prescribed in these  
(13) If a female bovine gives birth while in a cattle importation lot, the calf shall not  
leave the importation lot and shall go only directly to slaughter, unless permission is  
granted by the director to move the calf to another premises.  
(14) Aborted fetuses in an importation lot shall be disposed of in compliance with the  
provisions of section 57 of Act No. 328 of the Public Acts of 1931, as amended, being  
S750.57 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.  
(15) Nonnative cattle which are capable of reproduction and which are kept in  
importation lots may move from an importation lot only as follows:  
(a) Directly to another importation lot by direct private sale.  
(b) To another importation lot through livestock auction sales if the cattle do not  
commingle with other livestock in the livestock auction market.  
(c) To slaughter by direct shipment.  
(d) To slaughter through a livestock auction sale if the cattle do not commingle with  
other livestock in the livestock auction market.  
(16) Records shall be maintained in an orderly and current manner and be available  
for the director to inspect at any time.  
(17) The director has the authority to inspect the records of any cattle importation lot  
at any time to determine the origin of any cattle handled by the cattle importation lot.  
(18) Importation lot records shall include all of the following information:  
(a) Individual unique identification of cattle that are capable of reproduction.  
(b) The date individual cattle were purchased.  
(c) The complete name or names and address or addresses of the individual or  
individuals from whom the cattle were purchased.  
(d) The complete street address or addresses of the premises from which the cattle  
(e) The complete name and street address of the slaughterhouse or person to whom the  
cattle are sold.  
History: 1994 AACS.  
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R 287.713 Identification of swine in livestock auctions or collection points.  
Rule 13. All swine presented to a livestock auction or collection point that is licensed  
pursuant to the provisions of Act No. 284 of the Public Acts of 1937, as amended,  
being S287.121 et seq. of the Michigan Compiled Laws shall be considered to have  
entered interstate commerce and shall be identified before sorting in accordance with  
the provisions specified in 9 C.F.R. part 71 and all amendments adopted as of the  
effective date of these rules.  
History: 1994 AACS.  
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