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  267.570.  Transportation of livestock into or through state, exhibitions, public stockyards, regulations. — 1.  No livestock or animals that are affected with or that have recently been exposed to any infectious, contagious or communicable disease or which originate from a quarantined area, shall be shipped or in any manner transported or moved into or through the state until written permission for such entry, transportation or movement is first obtained from the state veterinarian of Missouri except those diseased animals which are approved for interstate shipment under specified restrictions by the Animal Disease Eradication Division, Agriculture Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.

  2.  All livestock shipped or in any manner transported into this state shall be accompanied by an official health certificate or permit or both which must be attached to a waybill or shall be in the possession of the driver of the vehicle or person in charge of the livestock except as otherwise provided in sections 267.560 to 267.660 or regulations adopted by the department; provided, however, that an official health certificate shall not be required for any livestock consigned to public stockyards or licensed markets under federal or state supervision if a waybill, bill of lading or certificate of ownership accompanies the shipment showing the consignor and the point of origin of the shipment and the public stockyards or licensed market to which the shipment is consigned, unless otherwise required by the state veterinarian.

  3.  A copy of the official health certificate shall be forwarded immediately by the most rapid means available to the livestock sanitary official of the state of origin for his approval and transmittal to the state veterinarian.  All such health certificates shall contain the approval of the state veterinarian or other livestock sanitary official or agency in the state of origin.

  4.  Livestock or herds entering the state without an official health certificate or permit or both when required shall be held in quarantine at the owner's risk and expense for observation, tests, vaccination, dipping, treatment and reinspection and until released by the department.

  5.  Requirements for the exhibition of livestock or herds shall be secured by contacting the state veterinarian of Missouri.

  6.  All animals covered in sections 267.560 to 267.660 originating from public stockyards or licensed markets located in this state or which may be assembled at such public stockyards, licensed markets, or any concentration point in this state from sources of unknown origin shall be required to meet regulations of the department or the laws and regulations of the state of destination before being released.


(L. 1959 H.B. 501 § 3)

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