In force: 2018-09-06
62. If the presence of a pathogen referred to in Schedule 3 is observed or suspected in an animal, the pathogen must be declared as soon as possible to the Minister.
Measures must be immediately taken to eliminate the pathogen and prevent its transmission to the public or to animals, such as isolation, the administration of treatments or killing the animal.
Every measure taken by a wildlife protection officer, a public servant or any other mandatary of the Government to prevent the transmission of the pathogen is at the expense of the owner of the animal. Any unpaid balance bears interest at the rate fixed in accordance with the first paragraph of section 28 of the Tax Administration Act (chapter A-6.002) as of the 30th day following the billing date.