Arizona Revised Statutes § 3-1205 Control Of Animal Diseases; Violation; Classification

3-1205. Control of animal diseases; violation; classification

A. When advised of the occurrence of a disease of animals or poultry which constitutes a threat to the livestock or poultry industries, the director may issue lawful orders and adopt rules he deems necessary.

B. The state veterinarian may enter any place where a suspected animal or poultry may be and take custody of the animal or poultry for the purpose of determining the presence of a contagious, infectious or communicable disease.

C. The director may direct the state veterinarian and agency employees to:

1. Establish quarantines and define their boundaries.

2. Destroy animals or poultry when necessary to prevent the spread of any infectious, contagious or communicable disease.

3. Appoint appraisers for the purpose of indemnifying owners of animals or poultry destroyed.

4. Control the movement of animals or poultry, animal or poultry products and agricultural products which may be directly related to dissemination of diseases affecting the livestock or poultry industries.

D. Any person who violates any lawful order or rule issued pursuant to the provisions of subsection A, or breaks any quarantine established by the state veterinarian for the prevention and control of disease among livestock or poultry, is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.

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