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(a) The state board may quarantine or kill any domestic animal infected with, or which has
been exposed to, a contagious or infectious dangerous disease if it is necessary to protect the
health of the domestic animals of the state.
(b) The board may regulate or prohibit the arrival in and departure from the state of infected
or exposed animals and, in case of violation of any rule or prohibition, may detain any animal
at its owner's expense. The board may regulate or prohibit the importation of domestic animals
which, in its opinion, may injure the health of Minnesota livestock.
(c) When the governor declares an emergency under section 35.0661, the board, through its
executive director, may assume control of such resources within the University of Minnesota's
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory as necessary to effectively address the disease outbreak. The
director of the laboratory and other laboratory personnel must cooperate fully in performing
necessary functions related to the outbreak or threatened outbreak.
(d) The board may test or require tests of any bovine or cervidae in the state when the board
deems it necessary to achieve or maintain bovine tuberculosis accredited free state or zone status
under the regulations and laws administered by the United States Department of Agriculture.
History: (5398) RL s 2158; 1980 c 467 s 5; 1985 c 100 s 2; 1985 c 265 art 1 s 1; 1999 c 231
s 71; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 64; 2006 c 282 art 9 s 5

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