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Section 1237 [DPH] Wild Animal Quarantine Facilities

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1237.1 Scope
The provisions of this section are intended to provide standards for the quarantine of wild animals.
1237.2 Definitions
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
ESCAPEPROOF is a condition that will prohibit unintended release of wild animals from their quarantine enclosure.
HOUSING FACILITY is a room, building or area used to contain a primary enclosure or enclosures for animal quarantine.
PRIMARY ENCLOSURE is a structure used to immediately restrict an animal or animals to a limited amount of space, such as a room, pen, run, cage or compartment within the quarantine facility.
QUARANTINE FACILITY is a facility for the quarantine confinement of imported wild animals.
SPACE CONDITIONING is the regulation of ambient temperature.
1237.3 Construction
1237.3.1 General
Housing facilities used for quarantine shall be constructed in accordance with these provisions and Group B occupancy requirements.
1237.3.2 Entry
Quarantine housing facilities shall restrict the entry of other animals and unauthorized persons by locking or bolting devices or other equipment methods.
Rooms containing primary enclosures shall be entered through double doors that maintain a minimum distance of 4 feet (1219 mm) between doors permitting closure of one door before the second is opened.
All animals must be visible through a viewpoint from the entry area.
Windows to the outside shall be escapeproof.
One handwashing sink shall be provided in each room in which animals are quarantined.
1237.3.3 Special Provision
The interior building surfaces of housing facilities shall be smooth and impervious to moisture.
1237.4 Light and Ventilation
All portions of the wild animal quarantine facility shall be space conditioned to maintain the health of the wild animals. Ventilation shall be provided in housing facilities so as not to create a health hazard by one or more of the following methods.
  1. Openable windows
  2. Doors
  3. Vents
  4. Air conditioning
  5. Fans
Uniformly distributed illumination of not less than 50 footcandles (538 lux) at least the level of the cage racks shall be provided.
1237.5 Primary Enclosure
Primary enclosures shall be capable of containing quarantined animals and excluding access by other animals. Enclosures shall provide space to allow each animal to make normal postural adjustments with freedom of movement and maintain social activity. Primates shall be provided with a minimum floor space equal to an area of at least three times the area occupied by such primates when standing on four feet.

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