(1) Deputy state veterinarians and meat inspectors who detect suspected tuberculosis lesions in animals shall take possession of the hide from that animal.
(2) He shall obtain the following information which must be forwarded to the state veterinarian:
(a) name and number of slaughterhouse;
(b) date lesions found;
(c) name of dealer, commission company, livestock market, or ranch owner from whom the animal was purchased;
(d) copy of all brands precisely as they appear on the hide (preferably read by a trained brand inspector);
(e) all eartag numbers;
(f) all earmarks and tattoos;
(g) sale yard numbers;
(h) age, breed, sex, color, and all distinguishing marks;
(i) dressed weight; and
(j) general condition of the animal.
(3) When the state veterinarian has secured all information available regarding source and ownership of the animal, he shall authorize release of the hide.