☰ Revisor of Missouri


Chapter 267

< > Effective - 10 May 1978, see footnote    bottom

  267.380.  State veterinarian may enter to conduct tests — owner to cooperate. — 1.  The state veterinarian and any inspector or person authorized by said state veterinarian, or by him appointed, to assist in the work of applying the tubercular test provided for under sections 267.010 to 267.460, may enter any barn or barns, yard, pasture or other building or enclosure where cattle may be kept or found, for the purpose of making inspection and applying said tuberculin test in conformance with uniform methods and rules of the United States Department of Agriculture.

  2.  Any owner or custodian of any domestic animal or animals by said state veterinarian required or found necessary to be inspected, examined or tested, by his order, for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of disease in or upon said animal or animals shall have the right and authority to confine and otherwise restrain, as far as possible, said animals in such manner and at such times as may be prescribed and directed by the state veterinarian.

  3.  In the event of the failure of such owner or custodian for any reason to confine or otherwise restrain such animal or animals, it shall be the duty of the state veterinarian or his deputy or assistants to certify such refusal to the acting sheriff of the county wherein such animal or animals are found, and following such notice to the sheriff of said county it shall be his duty to forthwith cause such animal or animals to be so confined or otherwise restrained in order that the state veterinarian or his assistants may apply the necessary tests or make such examination as may be necessary to determine the presence or absence of the disease for which the animal or animals are to be inspected.


(RSMo 1939 § 14225, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1816)

Prior revision: 1929 § 12545

Effective 5-10-78

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