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ANIMAL DISEASES ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
STEPS FOR CHECKING DISEASE.

   2.   Diseased animals to be separated and reported.

   3.   Report to be forwarded to the commissioner.

   4.   Farmers to be notified of outbreak.

   5.   Slaughter.

   6.   Carcasses to belong to the Government.

PART III
POWERS OF OFFICERS.

   7.   Burial, etc. of carcasses, etc.

   8.   Power of inoculation, disinfection, etc.

   9.   Power to carry out blood tests.

   10.   Power to prohibit exhibitions, etc.

   11.   Power to restrict slaughter.

   12.   Powers of entry.

   13.   Power to inspect.

   14.   Power to carry out requirements.

PART IV
COMPENSATION.

   15.   Compensation to be paid for slaughter.

   16.   Where compensation may be withheld.

PART V
INFECTED AREAS.

   17.   Minister may declare infected areas.

   18.   Rules for infected areas.

   19.   Negligently allowing escape from infected area.

PART VI
RULES.

   20.   Rules.

   21.   Some purposes for which rules may be made specified.

PART VII
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, AND OFFENCES AND PENALTIES.

   22.   Saving of acts done under Act.

   23.   Obstruction.

   24.   Improperly altering permits.

   25.   Offences and penalties.

   26.   Detention and arrest.

   27.   Seizure of animals, etc.

   28.   Forfeiture on conviction.

   29.   Powers of police saved.

CHAPTER 38
ANIMAL DISEASES ACT.

Commencement: 1 January, 1918.

   An Act relating to diseases of animals.

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "animals" means all stock, camels and other ruminating animals, cats and dogs, but does not include any other animal, except such as may be declared by the Minister by statutory instrument to be included in the term "animals" for the purposes of this Act;

   (b)   "carcass" means the carcass of an animal and includes part of a carcass and the meat, bones, hide, skin, hoofs, horns, offal or other part of an animal separately or otherwise or any portion thereof and butter and ghee;

   (c)   "cattle" means bulls, cows, oxen, heifers and calves;

   (d)   "currency point" has the value ascribed to it in the Schedule to this Act.

   (e)   "disease" means cattle plague (rinderpest), anthrax, pleuropneumonia, trypanosomiasis, tuberculosis, foot and mouth disease, rabies, sheep pox, sheep scab, goat scab, goat pox, swine fever, swine erysipelas, glanders, farcy, mange (scabies) in horses, mules and donkeys, dourine, ulcerative lymphangitis, epizootic lymphangitis and blackquarter, but does not include any other disease, except such as may be declared by the Minister by statutory instrument to be included in the term "disease" for the purposes of this Act;

   (f)   "fodder" means hay or other substance commonly used for food of animals;

   (g)   "inspecting officer" means any person appointed to be an inspecting officer by the commissioner of livestock and entomology by notice in the Gazette;

   (h)   "litter" means straw or other substance commonly used for bedding or otherwise for or about animals;

   (i)   "poultry" means all domestic or domesticated fowls, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, peafowl, pheasants, pigeons, ornamental or caged birds;

   (j)   "stock" means cattle, sheep, goats, horses, mules, donkeys, swine and poultry;

   (k)   "veterinary officer" means any person or class of persons declared to be a veterinary officer for the purposes of this Act by the commissioner of livestock and entomology by notice in the Gazette.

PART II
STEPS FOR CHECKING DISEASE.

2.   Diseased animals to be separated and reported.

   Any person having in his or her possession or charge any animal affected with disease or suspected of being affected with disease shall as soon as possible—

   (a)   keep that animal separate from animals not so affected or suspected of being so affected;

   (b)   cause tha

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