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[REPEALED] Rules and Regulations Governing the Prevention, Control and Eradication of Brucellosis of Cattle in Virginia [2 VAC 5 ‑ 50]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes the testing requirements for cattle to prevent the re-introduction of brucellosis in Virginia and establishes criteria for certifying brucellosis-free cattle herds.
State Authority Sections 3.2-6001 , 3.2-6002 and 3.2-6004 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The prevention of the re-introduction of the economically-devastating disease of brucellosis into Virginia cattle herds.

3. The easing of the burden of interstate shipping restrictions on Virginia cattle producers by maintaining brucellosis-free certified status. Cattle coming from brucellosis-infected herds or states are required to be tested negative to brucellosis before they are accepted by the importing state.
Meetings See all meetings (2) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Charles Broaddus, DVM  / Program Manager, Veterinary Services
Address: PO Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-4560    FAX: (804)371-2380    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal regulation Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/19/2015.
Adds new language to permit the filing of documents electronically Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/12/2008.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
7/15/2014 Completed Repeal
9/24/2007 Completed Amend
9/12/2001 Completed Retain As Is