Animals and Animal Husbandry

Animal Diseases in General


§ 4-4-1. Appointment of inspectors to inspect diseased animals – Quarantine – Veterinarians.

The director of environmental management may appoint one or more inspectors in the state, whose duty it is to visit and inquire into the condition of any domestic animal in the state whenever there is reason to suspect that any domestic animal, the carcass of any domestic animal or tissues or products, is affected with tuberculosis, or other contagious, infectious, or communicable disease; and the inspectors are authorized to quarantine any diseased domestic animal, the carcass of any diseased domestic animal, or restrict the movement of any tissues or products produced by any domestic animal until such quarantine or movement restriction is released by a veterinarian employed by the director. The director may also employ, from time to time, any number of veterinary surgeons that he or she may find necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 99, §§ 8, 9; P.L. 1896, ch. 344, § 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 120, §§ 8, 9; G.L. 1923, ch. 241, §§ 8, 9; P.L. 1927, ch. 971, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 207, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 160; G.L. 1956, § 4-4-1; P.L. 2014, ch. 143, § 1.)