Register March 2014 No. 699
Chapter ATCP 12
ANIMAL MARKETS, DEALERS AND TRUCKERS
Animal transport vehicles.
Identification of livestock.
Handling downer animals.
Ch. ATCP 12 Note
Chapter Ag 12 as it existed on December 31, 1990 was repealed and a new ch. Ag 12 was created effective January 1, 1991; Chapter Ag 12 was renumbered ch. ATCP 12 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, April, 1993, No. 448
As used in this chapter:
"Animal dealer premises" means any real property, owned or controlled by an animal dealer, at which the animal dealer keeps, exhibits, or receives livestock or wild animals, or from which the animal dealer ships livestock or wild animals.
"Animal market" means any premises that are open to the public for the purpose of buying or selling livestock or wild animals, and that have facilities to keep, feed, and water livestock or wild animals prior to sale.
"Animal transport vehicle" means a vehicle used to transport livestock or wild animals. "Animal transport vehicle" includes a trailer, truck, or other conveyance in which animals are transported on public highways, whether or not the conveyance is motorized. "Animal transport vehicle" does not include a vehicle that merely pulls a separate animal transport vehicle, and is not itself used to contain animals.
"Bovine animal" means domestic cattle (Bos sp.
) or American bison of any age or sex.
"Buying station" means premises which are open to the public to receive livestock for direct shipment to slaughter.
"Commingle" means to cause or permit any of the following:
Unprotected contact with the same facilities, equipment, individuals, or environment contacted by other animals, under circumstances where that unprotected contact may spread disease.
"Communicable" means transmissible, either directly or indirectly.
"Contagious" means spread by contact, body secretions, or fomites.
"Department" means the state of Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
"Diseased" means afflicted with a contagious, infectious, or communicable disease.
"Downer animal" means an animal which is in a sitting or prone position and cannot move to a normal standing or upright position under its own power, without application of inhumane stimulus.
"Farm-raised deer" has the meaning given in s. 95.001 (1) (ag)
, Stats., but does not include cervids kept by an institution accredited by the association of zoos and aquariums.
"Federal bureau" means the animal and plant health inspection service of USDA, or any other unit of USDA, that is vested with authority to administer federal laws and regulations relating to animal disease control.
"Feeder cattle" means bovine animals, other than dairy class females, kept for the sole purpose of feeding prior to slaughter, which are not more than 18 months old as evidenced by the absence of permanent teeth, and whose sexual status is one of the following:
Non-spayed female that is not parturient or post-parturient.
"Feeder swine" means swine that weigh 80 pounds or less and are kept for the sole purpose of feeding prior to slaughter.
"Fomite" means an inanimate object or substance which serves to transfer infectious organisms from one animal to another.
"Individual" means separate and distinct from all others.
"Keep farm-raised deer" means to own, rent, lease, or serve as the custodian of farm-raised deer.
"Keeper of farm-raised deer" means a person who keeps farm-raised deer.
"Livestock" means farm animals including bovine animals, sheep, goats, swine other than wild hogs, farm-raised deer, and equine animals.
"Official backtag" means an identification backtag issued or approved by the federal bureau or the department.
ATCP 12.01 Note
Note: Examples of official backtags include the official Wisconsin bovine backtag and the official Wisconsin swine backtag.
"Official eartag" means an identification eartag approved by the federal bureau that bears an official individual identification number meeting the requirements of one of the following:
The national uniform eartagging system developed by the federal bureau in veterinary services memorandum no. 578.12, revised March 15, 2011.
The animal identification number developed by the federal bureau in 9 CFR 86.1
consisting of 15 digits with the first 3 digits of 840.
"Official individual identification" means a set of identifying characters that is uniquely associated with an individual animal. A specific "official individual identification" and its placement on an animal is differentiated, in part, by animal species, and consists of one of the following:
For farm-raised deer, an official eartag attached to the animal.
For equine, a written or graphic description by a licensed and accredited veterinarian sufficient to identify the individual equine including all of the following: