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RULE §58.31 Disposal of Diseased or Exposed Livestock

Published: 2015

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(a) Executive Director Authorization: The commission authorizes
the executive director to issue an order to require the slaughter of livestock,
under the direction of the commission, or the sale of livestock for immediate
slaughter if the livestock is exposed to or infected with a disease as identified
in §58.2 of this title (relating to Disease Control) and necessary to
eradicate or control the disease as well as to protect the livestock of this
(b) Disposal of Diseased Livestock Carcass: A person who is
the owner or caretaker of livestock that have been infected or exposed to
a disease as identified in §58.2 of this title (relating to Disease Control),
if ordered by the executive director, shall dispose of the livestock under
the direction of authorized agents of the commission and in accordance with
all appropriate legal standards and requirements.

Source Note: The provisions of this §58.31 adopted to be effective December 11, 2001, 26 TexReg 10048