New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Examination by Veterinarian Prerequisite to Destruction of Animal
77. Examination by veterinarian prerequisite to destruction of animal. No animal shall be destroyed by the commissioner or by his order unless first examined by a veterinarian in the employ of the department, or whose work is approved by the commissioner, nor until such veterinarian renders a certificate to the commissioner, to the effect that he has made such examination, that, in his judgment, such animal is infected with a specified infectious or communicable disease, or that its destruction is necessary in order to prevent or suppress, or to aid in preventing or suppressing such disease.