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Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 585
ANIMAL INDUSTRY
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F.S. 585.671
585.671 Control and eradication of equine infectious anemia and equine piroplasmosis.
(1) The department shall formulate a program and promulgate all rules necessary for the successful implementation and administration of a comprehensive program for the control and eradication of equine infectious anemia and equine piroplasmosis within this state. For this purpose, the department may conduct research.
(2) In the discharge of its duty, the department shall have the power:
(a) To employ such persons and to make such contracts as are necessary to carry out the purpose of this law.
(b) To negotiate with officials of institutions of research and to make such contracts as are necessary to conduct research for the purpose of developing and effectuating improved methods of diagnosis, control, and eradication of equine infectious anemia and equine piroplasmosis. Toward this end it may employ such competent guidance as it deems necessary in negotiating said contracts.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 63-442; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 41, ch. 90-321.