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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure


Subchapter 009 : Use of Drugs in Animals in Livestock Competitions

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 394)
  • § 394. Testing

    (a) The Secretary may take specimens for drug testing of saliva, blood, or urine, or all three, from any animal entered in an animal pulling contest or a competitive event. If a drug is found in a chemical analysis of the saliva, urine, or blood, it shall be prima facie evidence that a drug has been administered. A proper chain of evidence shall be maintained.

    (b) The Secretary may assess and retain a fee for the taking of a drug test sufficient to recoup the expense of the test procedure.

    (c) Failure of an owner or handler to submit an animal for testing on request shall be treated under this chapter as if the presence of a drug were found in a test performed on the animal.

    (d) Failure to provide adequate information or assistance in animal restraint for the Secretary to obtain an official sample shall be a violation of this section, subject to the penalty provision of section 397 of this title. (Added 1989, No. 270 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1993, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)