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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 5. ANIMAL AND POULTRY QUARANTINE AND PEST CONTROL [9101 - 11305]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 2. DISEASED BOVINES [9801 - 10610]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 3. Bovine Brucellosis [10301 - 10512]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 8. Brucellosis Eradication Compensation Costs [10492 - 10496]
  ( Article 8 repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 646. )

10492.
  

If an owner of cattle refuses to slaughter exposed, nonreacting bovine animals pursuant to the provisions of Article 7 (commencing with Section 10421) when requested by the director to do so, the cattle owner shall then be responsible for paying to the director the full costs of the department in eradicating brucellosis from his herd. Such responsibility shall begin with the refusal to slaughter exposed, nonreacting animals and shall continue until brucellosis is eradicated from the herd.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 646.)

10493.
  

The following procedures shall be followed when brucellosis has been identified in a herd of cattle:

(a) An official veterinarian shall conduct an epidemiological investigation of the infected herd and premises involved in order to determine the specific methods and actions necessary to eradicate the disease from the herd.

(b) Upon request of the owner of the infected herd, the investigation provided for in subdivision (a) shall be conducted with the assistance and participation of a licensed veterinarian selected by such owner.

(c) An official epidemiological report shall be prepared which shall specify the methods and actions necessary to eradicate the disease, and shall include reasonable guidelines for timing the accomplishment of the various tasks associated with such activity.

(d) Any person who is aggrieved at any determination made pursuant to this section may appeal in writing to the director within five days after notice of such determination. The director may affirm, reverse or modify such determination after his review of the epidemiological report and the issues involved.

(e) The epidemiological report required by subdivision (c) shall become the basis for a memorandum of understanding which shall be developed between the owner of the infected herd and the department covering the following points:

(1) Herd management practices that will be employed to facilitate the disease eradication effort.

(2) Any physical facilities modification that will be required in the eradication effort.

(3) Specific dates for accomplishing the various tasks required in the eradication effort.

This memorandum of understanding may be developed with the participation of a licensed veterinarian if such veterinarian participated in the epidemiological investigation pursuant to subdivision (b).

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 646.)

10494.
  

If an owner of brucellosis infected or exposed cattle refuses to participate in the development and signing of the memorandum of understanding required by subdivision (e) of Section 10493, or fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of such memorandum, the cattle owner shall immediately become responsible for paying to the director all further costs incurred by the department in eradicating the disease from the herd of cattle owned by such person.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 646.)

10495.
  

If an owner of a brucellosis infected herd violates any law or regulation pertaining to brucellosis eradication, the cattle owner shall immediately become responsible for paying to the director all further costs incurred by the department in eradicating the disease from the herd of cattle owned by such person.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 646.)

10496.
  

(a) An owner who fails to achieve eradication of brucellosis in his or her herd is responsible for the costs of maintaining the required testing schedule after 24 months from the date of an order to hold issued by the director pursuant to Section 9565. Evidence of eradication shall consist of a release from a hold issued by the director pursuant to Section 9567.

(b) If the director requires an infected herd to be officially adult vaccinated to control the spread of the disease, the time interval provided in subdivision (a) shall be extended from 24 to 28 months.

(c) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b), the owner of a herd which, on the effective date of this section, is under an order to hold, issued by the director prior to that effective date, shall be subject to this section 24 months from that effective date or 28 months from that effective date for officially adult vaccinated herds.

(d) This section shall not apply to the owner of a herd that has been granted a continuation of indemnity payments as provided by Section 10406.5.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 320, Sec. 5. Effective July 30, 1987.)

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