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Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 585
ANIMAL INDUSTRY
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F.S. 585.11
585.11 Cooperation with United States authorities and United States Department of Agriculture accredited private veterinarians.The department may cooperate with:
(1) The authorities of the United States in the enforcement of all acts of Congress for the control, prevention, suppression, and eradication of contagious, infectious, and communicable diseases affecting animals, or animal diseases which may affect humans, and in connection therewith may:
(a) Appoint inspectors of the United States Department of Agriculture as temporary assistant state veterinarians or livestock inspectors; provided, they shall first consent to act without compensation or profit from the state;
(b) Accept aid or assistance from the United States in conducting work related to the control or eradication of tuberculosis, brucellosis, pseudorabies, hog cholera, and any other such dangerous disease, or from any of its officers, representatives, or agents, in carrying out such work.
(2) The officials of the United States Department of Agriculture in the control or eradication of tuberculosis, brucellosis, pseudorabies, and hog cholera and with the owners of animals, who accept indemnity for animals found to be diseased and slaughtered in accordance with the 1special Acts of Congress now in effect and appropriating funds for this purpose, or that may hereafter be available from such source.
(3) The United States Department of Agriculture in carrying out the provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan and the National Turkey Improvement Plan in Florida, and in connection therewith, may promulgate rules necessary to carry out the provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan and the National Turkey Improvement Plan in Florida.
(4) Appointed United States Department of Agriculture accredited private veterinarians in conducting work related to the control or eradication of contagious and infectious diseases, who may be compensated for services.
History.s. 12, ch. 7345, 1917; RGS 2112; s. 12, ch. 9201, 1923; CGL 3341; s. 7, ch. 17273, 1935; CGL 1936 Supp. 3323(7); s. 1, ch. 22581, 1945; s. 3, ch. 25358, 1949; s. 6, ch. 59-457; s. 2, ch. 61-408; s. 15, ch. 90-321; s. 36, ch. 2002-295.
1Note.As enacted by s. 7, ch. 17273, Acts of 1935.