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The Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009


Chapter IV Infected Animals

23. Segregation, examination and treatment of infected animals.

1.     Where the Veterinarian has, on receipt of a report or otherwise, reason to believe that any animal is infected with a scheduled disease, he may, by order in writing, direct the owner or any other person in charge of such animal-

a.     to keep it segregated from other apparently healthy animals; or

b.    to subject it to such treatment as may be required under the circumstances.

2.     Where any action has been taken in pursuance of sub-section (1), the Veterinarian shall forthwith give a detailed report of the incidence of the disease to the Veterinary Officer.

3.     On receipt of a report from the Veterinarian, the Veterinary Officer shall, as soon as possible, examine that animal as well as any other animal which could have come in contact with it, and for that purpose, submit the animal to such test and medical examination as may be required under the circumstances.

4.     If, after such test and examination, the Veterinary Officer is of the opinion that an animal is not infected with any of the scheduled diseases, he shall issue a certificate in writing that the animal is not infected with any such disease.



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