The board shall:
(1) Enforce the provisions of this chapter;

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 257.020

  • Animal: includes every warm-blooded living creature except a human being. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Board: means the Board of Agriculture. See Kentucky Statutes 257.010
  • Fish: means the bodies and parts of bodies of all animal aquatic life being raised, or kept for sale to a wholesaler or retailer, or for direct sale to the public. See Kentucky Statutes 257.010
  • Livestock: means :
    (a) Cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, llamas, buffaloes, or any other animals of the bovine, ovine, porcine, caprine, equine, or camelid species. See Kentucky Statutes 257.010
  • Poultry: means chickens, ducks, turkeys, or other domestic fowl being raised or kept on any premises in the Commonwealth. See Kentucky Statutes 257.010
  • Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(2) Adopt and enforce measures as it deems necessary to protect and promote the livestock, poultry, fish, and animal industries. Measures falling within the scope of KRS 257.196 shall be adopted and enforced in conformity with that section;
(3) Prevent, control, and eradicate any communicable disease of livestock, poultry, and fish;
(4) Investigate the prevalence of communicable diseases in livestock, poultry, and fish upon receipt of reports of those diseases;
(5) Issue information as it deems necessary for public distribution;
(6) Give information and instruction to farmers and breeders and feeders of livestock, poultry, and fish in the nature, cause, prevention, and control of communicable diseases; and
(7) Regulate the importation, sale, use, and distribution of products or material used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of animal diseases.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 106, sec. 5, effective July 15, 2010. — Amended
2009 Ky. Acts ch. 22, sec. 2, effective June 25, 2009. — Amended 1970 Ky. Acts ch.
92, sec. 78. — Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 63c-13.