80. Certificate to healthy herds. For the purpose of giving recognition to other than segregated herds which are certified to him, after competent examination satisfactory to him, to be in a healthy condition, the commissioner is hereby authorized to issue such certificates as he may deem proper to the owner of such herd; to use such terms to designate such herds as will harmonize with federal designations of such herds and to adopt such rules as he may deem proper for the tagging, branding or marking of any animal or animals affected or believed to be affected with any communicable disease, or exposed thereto. In the event that such animals are branded it shall not be construed as cruelty to animals within the meaning of article twenty-six of this chapter.
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