JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) - Missouri's chief veterinarian could start quarantining more animals.
Lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would let the state vet restrict the movement of animals or birds suspected of carrying a toxin. After an investigation, the animal would have to be released or moved to a permanent quarantine.
The state veterinarian already can order a quarantine for animals suspected of carrying a disease.
The bill was approved 32-0 by the Senate and endorsed last month by the House 145-4. It now goes to the governor.
Quarantine is HB1662
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