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r REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE ArPR ISEME -NOF t,
.,. AND COMPENSATION FOR TUBE*CULOUS G.-TTLE
CONDEMNED AND DESTROYED UNDI4 THEP, RQVI- f
SIONS OF PUBLIC NO. 142, SEVENTY-jftkD CONGRESIR D"
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Effective on and after June 12, 1934 i i 6
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGOuoULTURn
OFFICE OF THE SI gcRrAgY,
WaEhington, D.C., Jwne 12, 1934.
Under the authority conferred by law upon the Secretary of Agriculture by
section 6 of the act of April 7, 1934 (Public No. 142, 73d Cong.), the following
regulations are hereby prescribed, to govern the condemnation and slaughter
of animals affected with tuberculosis, and for the purpose of identification,
this order is designated B.A.I. Order 344. This order in no way affects
R.A.I. Order 329, effective July 1, 1931, or any amendment thereto.
The regulations of this order shall become and be effective on and after
June 12, 1934.
R. G. TuGwELL, Acting Secretary of Agriculture.
For the purpose of these regulations the following words, names, and terms
shall be construed, respectively, to mean:
SCTION 1. The Department: The United States Department of Agriculture.
SmO. 2. The Secretary: The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States.
SEc. 3. The Bureau: The Bureau of Animal Industry of the United States
Department of Agriculture.
Smo. 4. Disease: Tuberculosis of animals.
SEo. 5. Bureau employees: Inspectors and all other individuals employed in
the Bureau who are authorized by the Chief of Bureau to do any work or
perform-any duty in connection with the arrest and eradication of diseases of
SEO. 6. Accredited veterinarians: Veterinarians accredited by State and
SO. 7. Destroyed: Condemned and destroyed by slaughter or by death other-
..Regulation 2.--COOPERATION WITH STATES, TERRITORIES,
COUNTIES, AND MUNICIPALITIES
The Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the United States Department
of Agrittlture is authorized to cooperate with the States, Territories, counties,
or municipalities in the eradication of tuberculosis.
Regulation 3.-PAYMENT FOR TUBERCULOUS ANIMALS
bm or.o 1. When it appears necessay to slaughter animals affected with
b. ereulsib, -and to compensate the owners for loss thereof, the Chief of thh
h .' ianiOtt iAnimal Industry is authorized, within his discretion, to agree,
ai theB: part' tf: the Department, to pay the owners of such tuberculous animals
,w aw inhmae unae trne provisions or n.A.I uraer 6zw or any auieuuxienu. uercvw..:a:::.,
0 The "d*ner Will 'receive the salvage for all animals slaughtered under these 4
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<(^ / IReAulation 4.-APPRAISAL OF CATTLE
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St*rnN 1. Cattle affedted with tuberculosis shall be appraised by a repre1 a
sentafiie bf: the Bureau or a cooperating representative of the State, Terrltot
county, or municipality; jf the owner refuses to accept such appraised value,
th6animnls hall be"a`iraised by three disinterested parties, one of whom
S\,shall be seleted by. 'the'.Bureau's representative, one by the cattle owner, and
(/Ike third by the twa selected parties. Should an owner refuse to accept this ;
appriasal, no inge ijy will De pai.
"- bEC:, rT1e Vprgi-als of all cattle shall be reported on forms provided for .....
T..his .pfse by, tL. Bureau, which the owner or his agent will be required to
sign before aily payment is made for the slaughter of such cattle. *'
Smc. 3. The tuberculous cattle shall be destroyed within a period of 30 days
of the date of appraisal, except that in extraordinary and meritorious cases
and at the discretion of the Chief of Bureau, such time limit of 30 days may 4 :
be waived; however, no such waiver shall be given in order to allow a coW C?,
to produce a calf. .:* ... ..
Regulation 5.-EXPENSE OF DISINFECTION OF PREMISES AND CON- **A
VEYANCES, AND MARKETING OF TUBERCULOUS ANIMALS
SECTION 1. Stockyards, pens, cars, vessels, and other premises and convey
ances shall be disinfected whenever necessary for the eradication of tube I
culosis, by the owners thereof at their expense, under the supervision of
Bureau or State employees. ....
Regulation 6.-CLAIMS NOT ALLOWED. ....
SECTION 1. No payment shall be made for any cattle destroyed on account
of tuberculosis unless the owner has complied with all lawful quarantine ;|
regulations, and unless the owner shall have executed the necessary forms.
SEC. 2. The Department will not allow claims arising out of the condemns-
tion of cattle for tuberculosis on a tuberculin test applied by other than a ".
Bureau veterinary inspector, a cooperating regularly employed State, Terri-
tory, county, or municipal veterinary inspector, or an accredited veterinarian.'
Smc. 3. No compensation will be paid to owners of tuberculous cattle except 4:i
for cattle in States, Territories, counties, or municipalities in which coopera- ::.:
tive tuberculosis eradication work is being conducted. y
SEc. 4. The Department will not allow claims arising outi of the condemna- .
tion of cattle for tuberculosis on a tuberculin test by an accredited veterinarian, y
except under specific instructions issued to him and signed by the proper : 51
State and Federal authorities. A
Swc. 5. No compensation will be paid to any owner of tuberculous cattle ".;
whose entire herd is not under Federal and State supervision for the eradiea-..:
tion of tuberculosis. :
SEC. 6. No compensation will be paid to any owner for cattle destroyed on
account of tuberculosis until all infected premises have been properly cleaned "O:k-a
and disinfected with a disinfectant permitted by the United States Bureau of
Animal Industry in accordance with recommendations of the proper State or
SEo. 7. No compensation will be paid for tuberculous steers, nor will cornt-
pensation be paid for bulls which are not purebred. !
SEO. 8. No compensation will be paid on any cattle introduced into a heM
under supervision, unless obtained from a herd under State and Federal super-
vision for the eradication of tuberculosis.
SEo. 9. No payment shall be made for any cattle destroyed. OH efoqiunt 2...
of tuberculosis unless the animal shall be marked for identification by bwadg:
the letter "T" on the left jaw, not less than 2 nor more than 3 inches I
and by attaching to the left ear a metal tag bearing a serial number a tOii:p
inscription "U.S.B.A.I. Reactor" or a similar State reactor tag.
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Szo. 10. No compensation will be paid to any owner for cattle classified as
tuberculous unless such cattle react to the tuberculin test or reveal lesions of
the disease upon autopsy.
Sao. 11. No payment shall be made for any cattle contained in a herd if, in
the opinion of the Chief of Bureau, there is substantial evidence that the
owner or his agent has in any way been responsible for any attempt unlaw-
fully or improperly to obtain indemnity funds for condemned cattle.
SEC. 12. No payment shall be made for any cattle slaughtered because of
being affected with tuberculosis under these regulations if any payment has
been or will be received under the provisions of B.A.I. Order 329, or any other
B.A.I. order, or any amendment thereto.
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