95.31(3) (3)In addition to the indemnities for specific animal diseases provided under ss. 95.25, 95.26 and 95.27 or under special emergency programs and subject to s. 95.36, the department shall pay indemnities on livestock condemned and slaughtered or destroyed because of other diseases if the department determines that the condemnation and slaughter or destruction is necessary to protect public health or the livestock industry. The indemnity under this subsection shall be two-thirds of the difference between net salvage value and appraised value, but may not exceed $1,500 for an animal, except as provided in sub. (3m). As used in this subsection, “livestock" means animals of species raised primarily to produce food for human consumption, including farm-raised deer.
95.31(3m) (3m)If the department condemns an animal because the animal is suspected to have a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy and the owner disposes of the carcass as directed by the department, the department shall increase the amount of the indemnity calculated under sub. (3) or s. 95.23 (1m) (b) by the costs of the destruction of the animal and of the disposal, transportation, and any necessary storage of the animal's carcass. An indemnity paid because of the condemnation of an animal to which this subsection applies may exceed $1,500.
95.31(4) (4)In the event of a major or serious outbreak of a contagious or infectious disease that may affect public health or the health of animals and that requires special control measures, the department may request the joint committee on finance to release funds appropriated under s. 20.115 (2) (b) as needed to conduct emergency control programs independently or in cooperation with federal or local units of government and, subject to s. 95.36, to pay indemnities on animals of species raised primarily to produce food for human consumption, including farm-raised deer, condemned and slaughtered or destroyed under the emergency control programs. For all indemnities paid under this subsection, the state shall pay two-thirds of the difference between the net salvage value and the appraised value of an animal, except that no payment may exceed $1,500 for an animal.
95.31 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.32 95.32 Appraised value.
95.32(1)(1)The department shall determine the appraised value of an animal that is destroyed under s. 95.21 (4) (b), 95.23 (1m), 95.25, 95.26, 95.27 or 95.31 (3) or (4) if the animal's owner is eligible for an indemnity.
95.32(2) (2)Except as provided in sub. (3), the appraised value for an animal that is of an animal type that is frequently sold at public auction shall equal the average price paid for a commercial grade animal of the same animal type at public auction sales during a period specified by the department.
95.32(3) (3)The appraised value of a registered purebred animal of an animal type that is frequently sold at public auction shall equal 125 percent of the amount determined under sub. (2) for that animal type.
95.32(4) (4)Using a method specified under sub. (5) (c), the department shall determine the appraised value of an animal of an animal type that is not frequently sold at public auction.
95.32(5) (5)
95.32(5)(a)(a) The department shall promulgate rules specifying animal types for the purposes of this section. The animal types may be based on characteristics of animals that include species, gender and age. The rules shall specify whether each animal type is frequently sold at public auction.
95.32(5)(b) (b) The department shall promulgate rules specifying the period of public auction sales that will be used in the appraisal of each animal type to which sub. (2) applies. The period may not begin more than 6 months before the date on which the department makes the appraisal.
95.32(5)(c) (c) The department shall promulgate rules specifying methods for determining the appraised value of animals of animal types that are not frequently sold at public auction. The methods shall be as consistent as possible with the method under sub. (2).
95.32 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 10, Wis. adm. code.
95.33 95.33 Tubercular animals that do not react. Whenever in the opinion of the department a bovine or farm-raised deer is afflicted with tuberculosis, although failing to react to the tubercular test, such animal shall be condemned and the appraisal and all subsequent procedure shall be the same as in the case of reactors.
95.33 History History: 1995 a. 79.
95.33 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 10, Wis. adm. code.
95.34 95.34 Slaughter on premises. The slaughter of diseased animals on the premises of the owner shall be made under the supervision and direction of the department or an assistant. If upon inspection of the carcass it is found, according to rules of inspection of the U.S. department of agriculture, to be unfit for human food, the inspector shall destroy it or cause it to be buried and covered with a sufficient quantity of lime to destroy it. The hide shall be disinfected and otherwise cared for according to said rules. If the carcass is fit to be used for human food it may be disposed of in accordance with the provisions made by the department.
95.34 History History: 1975 c. 308.
95.35 95.35 Scrapie eradication: indemnities.
95.35(3)(3)The department may enter into cooperative agreements with the federal government or any department or other agency for the control and eradication of scrapie in this state.
95.35(6) (6)Every person in control of premises on which sheep or goats have died of scrapie shall promptly bury or dispose of the carcasses in accordance with rules prescribed by the department.
95.35 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1995 a. 450.
95.35 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.36 95.36 Indemnity not allowed. The owners of animals condemned and slaughtered under the provisions of this chapter shall receive no indemnity therefor in the following cases:
95.36(1) (1)Animals owned by the United States, this state or any county, city, town or village.
95.36(2) (2)Animals brought into this state contrary to any provisions of law.
95.36(3) (3)Animals which the owner at the time of coming into possession of them knew or had reason to believe to be afflicted with contagious or infectious disease.
95.36(4) (4)Animals diseased at the time of arrival in this state.
95.36(5) (5)Animals which the owner has negligently or willfully exposed to contagious or infectious disease.
95.36(6) (6)Animals brought into this state that fail to pass successfully the retests subsequent to importation as required by regulation of the department.
95.36(7) (7)When the infected premises have not been disinfected, to the satisfaction of the department in such manner as to prevent the further spread of the disease.
95.36(8) (8)Unless the animal condemned and slaughtered was owned by the claimant at least 30 days prior to the test which discloses the reaction.
95.36(9) (9)Where the owner has received indemnity as a result of a former inspection or test, and has thereafter introduced into his or her herd any bovine contrary to law or the regulations of the department.
95.36(10) (10)If the owner of the animal has failed to comply with s. 95.51 (2).
95.36 History History: 1995 a. 225; 2003 a. 229.
95.36 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 10, Wis. adm. code.
95.37 95.37 Claims for indemnity.
95.37(1)(1)Claims against the state arising from the condemnation of animals shall be made by delivering to the department, to be forwarded to the department of administration, a request, giving the name and place of residence of the owner, the date on which the animals were condemned and the tag number of each animal, and also a statement of the salvage received and of the sum due from the state and any additional information that the department requires. The department shall promptly transmit all claims to the department of administration and accompany the same with a report of the sum due from the state and thereupon the claims may be audited and paid.
95.37(2) (2)Claims for indemnity based on condemnation and appraisal may be paid notwithstanding the death of the animal by means other than slaughter if satisfactory proof of death is filed with such claim.
95.37 History History: 1977 c. 216; 1977 c. 449 s. 497; 1995 a. 450.
95.37 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 10, Wis. adm. code.
95.38 95.38 Altering records; tampering with ear tags.
95.38(1)(1)It shall be unlawful for any person to in any manner change any test record, falsely record any test, misrepresent the identification of any animal or any other material fact on any test record, certificate of veterinary inspection, vaccination record, claim for indemnity, or any disease control report or application to the department. It shall be unlawful for any person to induce or to conspire with another, either directly or indirectly, to do any of the said prohibited acts.
95.38(2) (2)No person is permitted to in any way tamper with, insert or remove from the ear of any animal any ear tag or registration mark which is or may be used for identification in disease control work except upon authorization from the department.
95.38(3) (3)The department may adopt rules that are necessary to administer this section.
95.38 History History: 1983 a. 132; 2001 a. 56.
95.38 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.39 95.39 Biological products.
95.39(1)(1)It is unlawful for any person to sell, furnish, give away or supply any tuberculin or any biological product containing Brucella organisms for use in this state unless all of the following conditions are met:
95.39(1)(a) (a) The label on the container thereof states the name and address of the manufacturer and the date of expiration.
95.39(1)(b) (b) The vendor, within 15 days, reports to the department the name of the recipient, the date and amount delivered.
95.39(1)(c) (c) The products are sold or delivered only to veterinarians licensed to practice in this state.
95.39(2) (2)It shall be unlawful for any person to use or dispose of any tuberculin until assured in writing by the person from whom received that its sale or delivery to said person has been reported to the department.
95.39(3) (3)Biological products produced or packed outside this state for the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of animal diseases and licensed by the federal government under experimental or special licenses may be sold, distributed or used only under such conditions as the department prescribes. The department may make such rules governing the conditions of manufacture, sale, distribution or use of biological products for the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of animal diseases as are necessary for the protection of animal health, including permit requirements or other restrictions on the importation, sale or experimental use of such products.
95.39 History History: 1995 a. 225.
95.40 95.40 Neutralizing tuberculosis test.
95.40(1)(1)No person shall use or cause to be used tuberculin or any other agent upon cattle or farm-raised deer, by injection or otherwise, for the purpose of preventing a proper reaction when a tuberculin test is made.
95.40(2) (2)No person shall at any time or in any manner apply tuberculin to any animal except for the purpose of applying a tuberculin test. The result of every such test shall be reported to the department.
95.40 History History: 1995 a. 79.
95.41 95.41 Tuberculin; ear tags.
95.41(1)(1)The department shall furnish and distribute tuberculin and circulars containing the rules and regulations for applying the tuberculin test upon application to all persons authorized to make such test.
95.41(2) (2)The department shall provide ear tags to be used for identifying cattle and farm-raised deer tested for purposes of disease control, and shall distribute the tags to persons authorized by the department to identify cattle and farm-raised deer.
95.41 History History: 1977 c. 216; 1979 c. 129; 1995 a. 79.
95.42 95.42 Revocation of permit to test. Only veterinarians approved by the department may apply the tuberculin test to cattle and farm-raised deer, and no veterinarian applying the test may tag or brand reactors except as specifically authorized or directed by the department. Any veterinarian who fails to comply with this section and the rules and instructions furnished by the department shall forfeit all right to apply the tuberculin test.
95.42 History History: 1977 c. 216; 1979 c. 129; 1995 a. 79.
95.42 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.43 95.43 Application of brucellosis test.
95.43(1)(1)The brucellosis test shall be applied only by approved veterinarians. Any veterinarian who fails to comply with the laws or regulations of the department relating to disease control may be denied such approval.
95.43(2) (2)Every veterinarian who applies the brucellosis test shall promptly reactor tag and permanently mark all reactors in conformity with the law and the regulations of the department, and shall promptly report the result of each test to the department. No person shall interfere in any way with the identification of reactors as required herein.
95.43 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1995 a. 155.
95.43 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.45 95.45 Certificates of veterinary inspection; tests for interstate shipment.
95.45(1)(1)Tests to determine the health status of animals for the purpose of interstate shipment shall be made only by licensed graduate veterinarians approved by the department. Such veterinarians shall report the results of every such test to the department in triplicate.
95.45(4) (4)
95.45(4)(a)(a) If the department requires that a certificate of veterinary inspection accompany an animal imported into this state, the veterinarian who issues the certificate shall file a copy of the certificate with the department.
95.45(4)(b) (b) If a certificate of veterinary inspection is required for a wild animal under s. 169.04 (2) (d) and (3) (a) or 169.06 (1) (d) 1., the veterinarian who issues the certificate shall file a copy of the certificate with the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection. The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection shall provide a copy of the certificate to the department of natural resources.
95.45(4)(c) (c) The department may promulgate rules to impose requirements on the form, issuance, and filing of certificates of veterinary inspection.
95.45(5) (5)Any certificate of veterinary inspection prepared under this chapter or ch. 169 shall comply with any rules that are promulgated by the department.
95.45 History History: 2001 a. 56.
95.45 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. ATCP 10 and 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.46 95.46 Brucellosis vaccination; official vaccinates.
95.46(1)(1)It is unlawful for any person other than an approved veterinarian to treat any bovine animal with any biological product containing Brucella organisms.
95.46(2) (2)No bovine animals may be vaccinated against brucellosis except calves within age ranges prescribed by department rules. Such calves may be vaccinated by approved veterinarians if officially reported to the department and permanently identified as official vaccinates as required under this section and rules of the department.
95.46(3) (3)All animals vaccinated by approved veterinarians shall be identified by a tattoo on the inner surface of the right ear of each such animal, using such symbols as the department by rule prescribes.
95.46(4) (4)All veterinarians shall use only vaccine provided under federal regulations or produced by or under the direction or supervision of the department. They shall identify the vaccinates as required in sub. (3) and record in triplicate on forms prepared by the department the information it requires. The veterinarian shall transmit one copy of the vaccination record to the department within 15 days after the date of vaccination, furnish one copy to the owner of the animals, and retain one copy for the veterinarian's own file.
95.46(6) (6)Official vaccinates need not be identified as reactors until they are past 20 months of age unless there is other evidence of infection in the herd.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 102 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on February 24, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after February 24, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 2-24-20)