2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 4:5-21 - Quarantine and slaughter of condemned animals

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 4:5-21 (2017)

4:5-21. Quarantine and slaughter of condemned animals

All cattle reacting to an official or authorized private tuberculin test or declared tuberculous as the result of an authorized physical examination or other method of determining tuberculosis approved by the Department of Agriculture, shall not be again presented for a tuberculin test but shall be immediately segregated, quarantined and held at the owner's expense until the department issues a written order to move the cattle, which removal shall be done immediately at the owner's expense, to designated slaughtering centers. The cattle shall be slaughtered at the time and place specified in the written order under the supervision of an authorized veterinarian approved by the department who shall judge the carcass for evidence of tuberculosis and as to fitness for food and file a report on the same within five days.

No person shall sell, offer for sale, give away or otherwise dispose of or purchase any cattle that have been classed as reactors, declared tuberculous or suspicious of being tuberculous either on official or private test, or shall remove any cattle from any herd that has been quarantined except on the written order issued by the department.

Amended by L.1946, c. 247, p. 873, s. 11.

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