It shall be unlawful for the owner of any breeding bull located within this state to sell the semen from that bull for the purpose of artificial insemination unless that person has in possession a signed health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within twelve months before the date the semen was collected, provided the bull had not been moved to any other premise between the date of examination and the date of collection, showing that on the date of issue the breeding bull had been tested negative for tuberculosis and Bang's disease* and, to the best knowledge and belief of the examining veterinarian, was apparently free from any infectious, contagious, or communicable disease. If a breeding bull is moved to any other premise after issuance of the health certificate but prior to collection of the semen, that health certificate shall be invalid for purposes of this section.
[C79, 81, § 163.46]
*"Bang's disease" is also known as bovine brucellosis
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