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Cororado Equine Infectious Anemia Statutes


35-50-104. Equine Infectious Anemia

(1) Any equine found to be positive to the immunodiffusion test or any other recognized test for eqiome infectious anemia shall be placed under quarantine by the state veterinarian or his authorized representative. Any such positive equine shall be identified with either a hot iron brand or a freeze iron brand on the neck. Such brand shall contain "84A", followed by the case number assigned by the state veterinarian. Any equine placed under quarantine shall be pastured or stabled in a suitable place a minimum of one hundred yards from any equine belonging to any other owner or shall be stabled in a screened enclosure which prevents insects from entering or leaving such enclosure.

(2) Any equine placed under quarantine for equine infectious anemia may be moved only with a permit from the state veterinarian or his authorized representative.

35-50-101. Veterinarian--inspectors--stock diseases

Subject to section 13 of article XII of the state constitution, the department of agriculture is authorized to appoint a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine as state veterinarian, who will be an authorized representative of the department, which officer shall have such title as the department may prescribe, and said officer shall be under the supervision of the animal industry division of the department of agriculture. The department is further authorized to appoint or employ competent persons to investigate the sanitary conditions, the infectious diseases, and the contagious diseases threatening or existing among livestock as defined in section 35-1-102 and to supervise the prevention, control or eradication of those diseases. The state agricultural commission is authorized to issue such orders and to promulgate such rules as it may deem necessary for specific diseases for any species of livestock under the provisions of this article, subject to the provisions of article 4 of title 24, C.R.S.

35-50-102. Importation of livestock

It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to ship or drive into the state of Colorado any livestock unless such livestock are accompanied by an official health certificate, except livestock going to immediate slaughter. Such health certificate shall show the names and addresses of the consignor and the consignee and the kinds of livestock, with a description of each, including sex, breed, and age. Individual identification is required on any breeding cattle and on any swine and equines, except those going to immediate slaughter. Such health certificate shall show the permit number when a permit is required. The information on such health certificate shall be legible, and such certificate shall be signed by a licensed accredited veterinarian of the state of origin. One copy of such certificate shall accompany the livestock, and one copy of such certificate shall be forwarded to the Colorado state veterinarian through the state veterinarian of the state of origin within thirty days after the date of issue. No livestock known to be affected with or known to be exposed to any infectious or contagious disease may be imported into Colorado. Livestock shall also meet all federal interstate requirements.

35-50-103. Penalty

Any person, firm, or corporation who violates or disregards any of the provisions of section 35-50-102 is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars for each offense, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Amended in 2001.
Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.

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