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Chapter 273

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  273.348.  Facilities to be open for inspection — quarantine of animals, by state veterinarian, when — quarantine removed, when — removal of animals under quarantine prohibited — disease treatment procedures, duties of state veterinarian — violations, penalty. — 1.  The premises of each licensee shall be open for inspection.

  2.  If, upon investigation, the state veterinarian or an animal welfare official finds that an animal or group of animals is suffering from any highly contagious, communicable or infectious disease or exposure thereto, against which he may think best to quarantine, he shall immediately quarantine the animal or group of animals to the premises and separate from other susceptible animals not so diseased or infected until such diseased animals are:

  (1)  Recovered and no longer capable of transmitting the diseases;

  (2)  Isolated;

  (3)  Humanely euthanized and disposed of as provided for in the rules of the director;

  (4)  Tested, vaccinated or otherwise treated; or

  (5)  Otherwise released by the state veterinarian.  Animals under quarantine and treatment or testing may not be removed from the premises until the licensee is notified that such animals are recovered and incapable of spreading the disease and otherwise released by the state veterinarian or an animal welfare official.  The method of eliminating the disease problem shall be at the discretion and in accordance with such procedures as may be outlined by the state veterinarian.

  3.  Violation of the provisions of sections 273.344 to 273.348 shall be a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 1992 S.B. 636 § 3 subsecs. 5, 6, 7)

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