32.3.1203 ISOLATION OF RABID OR SUSPECTED RABID ANIMALS
(1) Any rabid or clinically suspected rabid animal must be isolated in strict confinement under proper care and under observation of a licensed veterinarian, in a pound, veterinary hospital, or other adequate facility in a manner approved by the state veterinarian. If professional veterinary evaluation warrants, the animal may be humanely destroyed and the brain or other appropriate tissues handled in accordance with ARM 32.3.1207. The animal must be handled in accordance with the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. (NASPHV) compendium of animal rabies control or other subsequently developed scientifically acceptable procedure recognized by the NASPHV.
(2) A list of those scientifically acceptable procedures recognized by the NASPHV under (1) is available without charge upon request to the office of the state veterinarian.
History: 81-2-102, 81-2-103, MCA; IMP, 81-2-102, 81-2-103, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1980 MAR p. 583, Eff. 2/15/80; AMD, 1988 MAR p. 86, Eff. 1/15/88; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 2308, Eff. 12/13/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2140, Eff. 9/19/14; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1259, Eff. 7/23/16.