No person who has in his possession any domestic animal infected with a reportable disease shall:
(1) Permit such an animal to run at large;

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 257.040

  • Animal: includes every warm-blooded living creature except a human being. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Reportable disease: means an animal disease that shall be reported to state or federal animal health officials when suspected or diagnosed. See Kentucky Statutes 257.010
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(2) Keep such an animal where other domestic animals, not affected with or previously exposed to the disease, may become infected with or exposed to it;
(3) Permit such an animal to go on, across, or along any public highway, or in any field or lot adjacent to any public highway, or in any field through which flows a stream; or
(4) Transport, sell, offer for sale, trade or give away such an animal, except upon permission or approval from the state veterinarian.
Effective: June 25, 2009
History: Amended 2009 Ky. Acts ch. 22, sec. 4, effective June 25, 2009. — Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 63c-3.