15.11.14.07

.07 Prohibited Conduct.

A. A person may not knowingly expose livestock to an animal with a contagious or infectious disease, or expose a healthy animal to a contagious or infectious disease in violation of Agriculture Article, §3-110, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. A person may not willfully make false statements, provide false information, alter or possess an altered animal health certificate or report, or alter, damage, use, or attempt to use any animal or premise identification device or document in violation of Agriculture Article, §3-118, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. A person may not knowingly conceal the fact that a contagious or infectious disease exists on his premises in violation of Agriculture Article, §3-113 (b), Annotated Code of Maryland.

D. A person may not knowingly conceal signs of a contagious or infectious disease, to include giving anti-inflammatory drugs to mask fever and discharges, appling coloring or creams to lesions, or employ any other method that may be used to alter or disguise signs of contagious or infectious disease.

E. A person may not give away a live animal as a prize for, or inducement to enter, a contest, game, or other competition except as an agricultural project, conservation purpose, or for slaughter, without the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture in violation of Criminal Law Article, §10-610, Annotated Code of Maryland.