§ 1731. Sale, distribution or use
(a) A person, firm, or corporation other than a licensed graduate veterinarian shall not sell, trade, distribute, or use in this state any product containing live germs, cultures, or virulent products for the treatment of any domestic animal without first obtaining the approval of and a permit issued by the secretary of agriculture, food and markets.
(b) In no case may a person, firm, or corporation including licensed veterinarians use or possess virulent live virus hog cholera vaccine. (Amended 1961, No. 6; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)
§ 1732. Penalties
A person, firm or corporation who violates a provision of section 1731 of this title shall be imprisoned not more than six months or fined not more than $200.00 nor less than $25.00, or both. (Amended 1981, No. 223 (Adj. Sess.), § 23.)
§ 1733. Sale or use of tuberculin; labels; reports
All tuberculin sold, given away, or used within this state shall bear a label stating the name and address of the person, firm, or institution making it and the date of preparation. A person selling or giving away tuberculin shall report to the secretary the amount of tuberculin sold or given away, the degree of strength, the name and address of the person to whom sold or given, and the date of delivery. Such report shall include the address of and be signed by the person or firm making the report. (Amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)
§ 1734. Duties of buyer of tuberculin
A person buying or procuring tuberculin shall not use or dispose of it until assured in writing by the person from whom the tuberculin is received that its delivery has been reported to the secretary or unless he has reported its receipt to such secretary with information required to be furnished by those who distribute tuberculin. The person buying or procuring tuberculin shall keep a correct record of the amount received, the amount used, and the amount on hand. He shall report these facts whenever any tuberculin is used and, if at any time unused tuberculin is not deemed fit or is not to be used, such person shall forward it to such secretary with a statement showing his name and address, where and when such tuberculin was procured, the amount procured at the time, and the amount used. If the amount forwarded to such secretary and the amount used do not equal the amount procured, a statement shall be made as to the disposition of the remainder. (Amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. Ma
y 27, 2003.)
§ 1735. Penalties-Forfeiture of veterinary's certificate
A veterinary surgeon who violates a provision of sections 1733 and 1734 of this title shall forfeit his or her certificate to practice and thereafter be debarred from practicing his or her profession within the state of Vermont, until such disability is legally removed.
§ 1736. Fine or imprisonment
A person who violates a provision of sections 1733 and 1734 of this title shall be fined not more than $200.00 nor less than $10.00, or be imprisoned not more than six months, or both. (Amended 1981, No. 223 (Adj. Sess.), § 23.)