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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
Chapter 585
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F.S. 585.18
585.18 Duty to report diseased animals.
(1) Any person who has knowledge of the existence in or among animals of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease which is included on the department’s dangerous transmissible disease list shall, immediately upon gaining such knowledge, report the same to the State Veterinarian.
(2) No person who has knowledge that any animal is afflicted with or suffering from any such disease shall conceal or attempt to conceal such animal, or knowledge or evidence that such animal is afflicted with or suffering from any such disease, from the division or its agents and employees, or shall remove or attempt to remove such animal from the reach, care, or control of the department or its agents and employees.
History.s. 8, ch. 7345, 1917; RGS 2108; CGL 3337; s. 11, ch. 59-457; s. 21, ch. 90-321; s. 15, ch. 96-231.