Section 2-15-173

Payment of expenses of suppression or eradication of livestock diseases and administration of article.

(a) The State Board of Agriculture and Industries shall provide for payment of the expense of the suppression or eradication of infectious, contagious or communicable diseases of livestock from the Agricultural Fund.

(b) The funds appropriated in the general appropriation bill for the purpose of controlling outbreaks of plant and animal disease may be expended in the administration of this article, including all help in such control as may be deemed necessary by the commissioner, and in payment of animals and materials which have been condemned as provided and authorized in this article.

(Ag. Code 1927, §588; Code 1940, T. 2, §380; Acts 1947, No. 694, p. 528, §29.)