54-2288. Department; conduct pseudorabies control and eradication program; prohibited acts; violation; penalty.

The department shall continually conduct a pseudorabies control and eradication program. Under the program, the department shall quarantine livestock and may require the testing of swine exposed to or reasonably suspected of having been exposed to infected livestock. Under the program, the department shall also quarantine livestock and require the testing of swine imported into Nebraska in violation of pseudorabies-related importation requirements existing in rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the department. The department shall quarantine swine when a retest of such swine is a requirement of the pseudorabies importation rules and regulations. The department may prohibit the addition of swine into affected or exposed swine herds.

It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to test or to remove any livestock which have been placed in quarantine from the place of quarantine until such quarantine is released by the department except authorized movement for slaughter or other movement as authorized by the department.

Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a Class III misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class II misdemeanor for each subsequent offense.

Source:Laws 1986, LB 775, § 23; Laws 1990, LB 1004, § 18; R.S.Supp.,1990, § 54-2223; Laws 1991, LB 359, § 52; Laws 1996, LB 965, § 12.