Presentation on theme: "Susan Keller DVM ND State Veterinarian. Various Levels of Jurisdiction Federal-maximum amount of time animals are allowed to be hauled on trucks State-"— Presentation transcript:
Various Levels of Jurisdiction Federal-maximum amount of time animals are allowed to be hauled on trucks State- NDCC 36-21.1 and NDCC 36-21.1 and 21.2 Local - Law Enforcement and County Commissioners Proprietary/ business requirements ( Recommendations versus Requirements )
Jurisdiction Merriam-Webster definition: 1: the power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law Ex. -The court has jurisdiction over most criminal offenses.
Regulations and Policies Federal Regulations Slaughtering plant regulations-Humane handling and euthanasia standards State regulations -New section within NDCC §36 (NDCC 36-21.2) - provides definitions for various forms of inhumane treatment and provides guidance to local law enforcement ND State Board of Animal Health’s policy for the state veterinarian’s office in responding to complaints
Exigent Circumstances -no water -no food -weather conditions -cannibalism -other May need to quickly access or remove animals
Board of Animal Health Policy It is the policy of the Board of Animal Health to consult with and defer to the local law enforcement, state’s attorney or county commission regarding determinations of probable cause and exceptions to the search warrant requirement in cases where the Board of Animal Health, the State Veterinarian, or the State Veterinarian’s staff receive an anonymous complaint regarding the health of domestic animals or nontraditional livestock of this state. December 2013
Investigation Reports May include the following information – body condition scores age of the animals assessment of the feed quality and amount fed if known necropsy information if carcasses available lab information that may indicate emaciation or disease process *Recommendations may be offered *Follow up inspections may be needed to determine if the condition of the animals has improved
Guidance Documents and Standards Best Management Practices and Good Stewardship Quality Assurance programs- requirements to be met as a participant- ie. Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) programs American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA)-Animal Welfare Division – 2006 OIE – Animal Welfare Standards – trade