352.10.b To be performed on exotic animals that are inside of the transport vehicle at an official exotic animal establishment.
352.10.b.1 Reindeer, elk, deer, antelope, bison, and water buffalo are eligible for transport vehicle inspection.
352.10.b.2 The ante-mortem inspector shall remain outside the transport vehicle while performing ante-mortem inspection.
352.10.b.3 The person requesting transport vehicle inspection must provide a transport vehicle that is as sanitary as practicable and that would safely and thoroughly permit the inspection of an exotic animal from outside of the transport vehicle as determined by the inspector.
352.10.b.4 The ante-mortem inspector shall determine the adequacy and safety of performing ante-mortem inspection. If, in the ante-mortem inspector's opinion, the transport vehicle is not adequate or safe to perform ante-mortem inspection, the service shall be denied.
352.10.c To be performed in pens at official exotic animal establishments. The inspection shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR part 309.
352.11 Post-mortem inspection.
352.11.a Post-mortem inspection of reindeer, elk, deer, antelope, bison and water buffalo shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR part 310 or as determined by the Administrator.
352.11.b The post-mortem examination of field ante-mortem-inspected exotic animals must occur in the shortest length of time practicable and on the day that field ante-mortem inspection is performed to minimize the changes in the carcass which can affect the post-mortem examination, disposition and wholesomeness of the carcass and its parts.
352.11.c The post-mortem veterinarian shall inspect and make the disposition of all incoming "U.S. Suspect" tagged exotic animals.
352.12 Disposal of diseased or otherwise adulterated carcasses and parts.
This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR part 311.
352.13 Handling and disposal of condemned or other inedible exotic animal products at official exotic animal establishments.
This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR part 314.
352.14 Entry into official establishments; reinspection and preparation of products.
This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR 318.1, 318.2, and 318.3.
352.15 Records, registration, and reports.
This shall be conducted or maintained in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR 320.1 through 320.7.
This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR 322.1 through 322.5.
This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR 325.1 through 325.21.
352.18 Cooperation of States in Federal programs.
Under the "Talmadge-Aiken Act" of September 28, 1962 (7 U.S.C. 450), the Administrator is authorized to utilize employees and facilities of States in carrying out Federal functions.
352.19 Ante-mortem inspection and applicable requirements.
Notwithstanding part 309 of this subchapter, an official establishment that wishes to slaughter horses can apply for voluntary ante-mortem inspection according to Sec. 352.3. Such establishments shall pay the applicable base time, overtime, and holiday rates for ante-mortem inspection in accordance with Sec. 352.5. Such ante-mortem inspection shall be made in pens on the premises of the establishment at which the horses are offered for slaughter in accordance with Sec. 309.1(b), and such establishments also shall comply with all applicable provisions of Sec. Sec. 352.8 and 352.9. If the establishment complies with all these requirements for ante-mortem inspection, FSIS will conduct ante-mortem inspection at that establishment in accordance with Sec. 352.10, and all other provisions in part 309 of this subchapter that pertain to horses will apply. FSIS may deny or withdraw ante-mortem inspection services at official establishments that slaughter
horses for any applicable reason under Sec. 352.6. Official marks and devices to identify inspected and passed horse carcasses and parts of carcasses, or horse meat food products shall be those in Sec. 312.3 of this subchapter.