95.197   Financial assistance for paratuberculosis testing.
95.20   Import and movement of animals.
95.21   Rabies control program.
95.22   Reporting animal diseases.
95.23   Disease investigation and enforcement.
95.232   Confidentiality of paratuberculosis records.
95.235   Sale of certain painted utensils.
95.24   Living vaccine, hog cholera, anthrax, swine erysipelas.
95.25   Tuberculosis control program.
95.26   Brucellosis control program.
95.27   Pseudorabies control program; indemnities.
95.30   Disposal of animals infected with tuberculosis.
95.31   Condemnation of diseased animals.
95.32   Appraised value.
95.33   Tubercular animals that do not react.
95.34   Slaughter on premises.
95.35   Scrapie eradication: indemnities.
95.36   Indemnity not allowed.
95.37   Claims for indemnity.
95.38   Altering records; tampering with ear tags.
95.39   Biological products.
95.40   Neutralizing tuberculosis test.
95.41   Tuberculin; ear tags.
95.42   Revocation of permit to test.
95.43   Application of brucellosis test.
95.45   Certificates of veterinary inspection; tests for interstate shipment.
95.46   Brucellosis vaccination; official vaccinates.
95.48   Brucellosis indemnity restrictions.
95.49   Movement; sale.
95.50   Transportation and disposal of animal carcasses.
95.51   Livestock premises registration.
95.55   Farm-raised deer.
95.57   Poultry and farm-raised game birds; national poultry improvement program.
95.60   Importing fish; fish farms.
95.65   Intrastate transportation of white-tailed deer.
95.67   Proper use of animal care and disease control products.
95.68   Animal markets.
95.69   Animal dealers.
95.71   Animal truckers.
95.715   Feed lots and veal lots.
95.72   Transportation, processing and disposal of dead animals.
95.80   Humane slaughtering.
95.99   Penalties.
Ch. 95 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 93.01.
95.001 95.001 Definitions.
95.001(1)(1)As used in this chapter:
95.001(1)(ad) (ad) “Domestic animal" means any of the following:
95.001(1)(ad)1. 1. An animal that is a member of a species that has been domesticated by humans.
95.001(1)(ad)2. 2. A farm-raised deer, farm-raised game bird, or farm-raised fish.
95.001(1)(ad)3. 3. An animal that is listed as a domestic animal by rule by the department.
95.001(1)(ag) (ag) “Farm-raised deer" means a cervid that is kept in captivity or a cervid that is present in the wild and that has an ear tag or other mark identifying it as being raised on a farm.
95.001(1)(ah) (ah) “Farm-raised fish" means any fish egg that is present on a fish farm or any fish that is reared on a fish farm.
95.001(1)(ai) (ai) “Farm-raised game bird" has the meaning given in s. 169.01 (12m).
95.001(1)(aj) (aj) “Fish farm" means a facility at which a person hatches fish eggs or rears fish for the purpose of introduction into the waters of the state, human or animal consumption, permitting fishing, use as bait or fertilizer or any other purpose specified by the department by rule or for sale to another person to rear for one of those purposes.
95.001(1)(am) (am) “Net salvage value" means the salvage value of an animal plus any federal indemnity paid for the animal.
95.001(1)(b) (b) “Official vaccinate" means any female bovine animal officially reported to the department as having been vaccinated by an approved veterinarian at an age and in accordance with the procedures the department prescribes and which was properly tattooed at the time of vaccination as required by law or rules of the department.
95.001(1)(c) (c) “Paratuberculosis" means the disease of domestic ruminants, commonly known as Johne's disease, that is caused by mycobacterium paratuberculosis.
95.001(2) (2)The department shall promulgate rules defining the term “contagious or infectious diseases" as used in this chapter.
95.001 History History: 1979 c. 129 s. 11; 1981 c. 20; 1983 a. 189; 1989 a. 277; 1995 a. 79, 450; 2001 a. 56 ss. 119 to 122, 154.
95.01 95.01 Administration of drugs to horses.
95.01(1)(1)No person may administer a drug to a horse, either internally or externally, for the purpose of altering the performance of the horse in a horse pulling contest.
95.01(2) (2)Persons in charge of a horse pulling contest may require as a condition of participation in the contest that the exhibitor submit the exhibitor's horse for examination by a licensed veterinarian to determine the presence of drugs under sub. (1).
95.01 History History: 1973 c. 191; 1993 a. 492.
95.10 95.10 Feeding garbage to swine.
95.10(1)(1)Beginning July 1, 1968, it is unlawful for any person to feed public or commercial garbage to swine, or to deposit or receive such garbage on any premises where swine are kept, and no swine having fed on such garbage may be sold or removed from the premises.
95.10(3) (3)“Public or commercial garbage" as used in this section means putrescible animal or vegetable wastes containing animal parts, resulting from the handling, preparation, processing, cooking or consumption of food and which is collected from any source, and includes dead animals as defined in s. 95.72 (1) (c). The term does not apply to private household wastes not removed from the premises where produced.
95.10(4) (4)No indemnity shall be paid to the owner of any swine condemned or destroyed because of any infectious or communicable disease if such swine were located, at any time, on any premises receiving public or commercial garbage. No person shall fail or refuse to conform with the department order specifying the manner of disposal of such infected swine. The definition of “communicable disease" in s. 990.01 (5g) does not apply to this subsection.
95.10(5) (5)No person shall remove or permit the removal of any swine from any premises where public or commercial garbage is received, except to federally inspected slaughtering establishments and other slaughtering establishments approved by the state to receive diseased animals, and only if such swine are accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection.
95.10(6) (6)No person shall bring into this state any raw public or commercial garbage for feeding purposes or for deposit on any premises where swine are kept. Any garbage from vehicles serving food to passengers, if deposited in this state, shall be incinerated.
95.10 History History: 1981 c. 66, 291; 1981 c. 391 s. 210; 2001 a. 56.
95.11 95.11 Livestock branding.
95.11(1)(1)Definitions. As used in this section:
95.11(1)(a) (a) “Brand" means an identification mark which is burned, tattooed or otherwise permanently marked onto livestock in accordance with department rules. A brand shall consist of a symbol, letter, or combinations of symbols, letters or numbers in a specific location but does not include ear notches or similar disfigurement, a mark which is solely a numeral or a mark required by law for official identification in disease control programs.
95.11(1)(b) (b) “Livestock" means cattle and horses.
95.11(2) (2)Adoption and use. Any person may adopt an exclusive brand by recording such brand under sub. (3).
95.11(3) (3)Recording; fees.
95.11(3)(a) (a) Any person desiring to adopt any brand, not the recorded brand of another person, shall forward to the department a facsimile of the desired brand, together with a written application and a recording fee. Upon receipt the department shall record the brand, unless the brand is of record as that of some other person or conflicts with the recorded brand of any person. If the brand does not qualify for recording, or there is a conflict between applications received on the same date, the facsimile and fee shall be returned to the applicant. If the brand is accepted, the ownership thereof shall vest from the date of filing.
95.11(3)(b) (b) In 1984 and every 10th year thereafter, every owner of a brand shall rerecord the brand according to department rules. At the expiration of each recording period the department shall notify every owner of a brand at the owner's address of record that the brand has not been rerecorded and that the brand must be rerecorded within 90 days. Failure to rerecord the brand is an abandonment of the brand, and it can be recorded by another applicant thereafter.
95.11(3)(c) (c) Any recorded brand is subject to transfer as personal property. Instruments evidencing transfer of a brand shall be recorded by the department upon payment of a transfer fee.
95.11(3)(d) (d) The fee for initial recording is $20, and for rerecording and transfer is $10. When any brand is recorded, the owner is entitled to one certified copy of the recorded brand. Additional certified copies may be obtained upon the payment of $2 for each copy.
95.11(4) (4)Suit by owner. An owner of a recorded brand may sue for injunctive relief and damages arising from an unauthorized use of the owner's brand on livestock and a judgment in the owner's favor may include costs and reasonable attorney fees.
95.11 History History: 1973 c. 239; 1993 a. 490, 492; 1995 a. 225.
95.12 95.12 False pedigree. No person with intent to defraud shall obtain from any corporation, association, society or company organized for the purpose of improving breeds of domestic animals, a false certificate of registration of any such domestic animal in the herd or other register of any such corporation, association, society or company, or the transfer of any such certificate, or shall, with intent to defraud, give a false pedigree of any such domestic animal.
95.12 History History: 2001 a. 56.
95.13 95.13 Misrepresenting breed of domestic animal. No person shall sell or barter or cause to be sold or bartered any domestic animal and represent, or cause to be represented that such domestic animal is a pure bred domestic animal, when in fact such domestic animal is not registered, or entitled to registry, in any pure breed registry maintained for such domestic animals; nor shall any person knowingly utter, pass or deliver to any person as true, any false, or altered pedigree; nor shall any person refuse to deliver proper certificate of registry for any domestic animal sold or transferred by the person, having represented at the time of sale or transfer, and as an inducement thereto, that such domestic animal was registered and that the person possessed and would deliver a certificate of registry as evidence thereof, or that such domestic animal was entitled to registry and that the person would secure such certificate and deliver the same.
95.13 History History: 1993 a. 492; 2001 a. 56.
95.14 95.14 Corporations to improve livestock.
95.14(1)(1)Three or more adult persons of this state may form a corporation, without capital stock, to be managed and directed as herein provided, for the purpose of improving the breeding of livestock by such means and methods as may be deemed most advisable, and to receive and manage contributions therefor made from time to time by way of gifts, deed, devise, bequest or otherwise, and to expend the income thereof for the purpose of the corporation. The work of any such corporation shall be entirely educational and designed by practical work with the breeder upon the farm to result in a better understanding and practical application of the scientific and technical principles taught in agricultural colleges and experiment stations, so as to effect the greatest possible coordination between the science and the art or practice of breeding, but such work shall not be merged with the work of any educational institution. Any corporation organized hereunder shall have authority to pay all necessary expenses properly incurred in carrying out the purposes of the corporation, including compensation to employees and to directors for services actually rendered in conducting the affairs of the corporation, but no pecuniary profit shall ever be paid to any incorporator or director.
2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)