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State Veterinarian 

CHEYENNE, WYOMING 



Wyoming Live Stock 
Laws and Regulations 

of the 

State Veterinarian 



1917 



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LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 



STATE VETERINARIAN 

CHAPTER 21. 

Sec. 190. Appointment — Qualification. The gov- 
ernor is Hereby authorized to nominate, and by and 
witn tne advice and consent of the senate, appoint, 
during eacn regular session of the legislature, a com- 
petent veterinary surgeon, who shall be known as the 
state veterinarian. Mo person shall be competent, un- 
der the provisions of this chapter, to receive the ap- 
pointment of state veterinarian who is not a grad- 
uate in good standing of a recognized college of 
veterinary surgery, either in the nited States, Canada 
or Europe. 

Sec. 191. Term of office. He shall hold his office 
for two years. He may, however, be removed at any 
time by the governor for neglect of duty or other 
malfeasance in office, and, in case of a vacancy oc- 
curring in the office of state veterinarian from any 
cause whatsoever, when the legislature is not in ses- 
sion, the governor shall have tne power to fill such 
vacancy by appointment; and any person so appointed 
to fill such vacancy shall give the same bond and 
perform the same duties as are prescribed for the 
state veterinarian by the provisions of this chapter, 
and shall hold his office for the unexpired term for 
which such appointment shall have been macie. 

Section 19a. Duties. The duties of the State Vet- 
erinarian shall be as follows: 

To investigate any and all cases of dangerously 
contagious or infectious diseases among domestic ani- 
mals in this state of which he may have knowledge, 
or which may be brought to his notice by any resi- 
dent in the locality where such disease exists. It 
shall also be his duty, in the absence of specific in- 
formation, to miake visits of inspection to any locality 
where he may have reason to suspect that there is 
contagious or infectious disease; to quarantine ani- 
mals affected with or. exposed to diseases as above; 
and to order the gathering or rounding up of all 
animals affected with such diseases. No animals 
pronounced affected with a dangerously contagious 
or infectious disease, by the State Veterinarian, or his 
duly authorized deputy, shall be turned loose, re- 
moved, or permitted to escape, but shall be held sub- 
ject to the order of the State Veterinarian; and all 
animals ordered gathered or rounded up shall be so 
gathered or rounded up within a reasonable length 
of time, to be determined by the state veterinarian. 
Any person failing to comply with the provisions of 
this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor 
and upon conviction shall be fined not less than fifty 
nor more than five hundred dollars for each offence. 

Sec. 193. (As amended by Chapter 96, S. L. 1911.) 
Authority to quarantine. In all cases of contagious 
or infectious disease among domestic animals other 
than sheep or goats in this state, the state veterin- 
arian shall have authority to order the quarantine of 
the infected premises, and in case such disease shall 
become epidemic in any locality in this state, the 
state veterinarian shall immediately notify the gov- 
ernor of the state, who shall thereupon issue his 
proclamation, forbidding any animal of the kind 
among which said epidemic exists, to be transferred 
from such locality without a certificate from the 
state veterinarian showing such animal to be healthy. 
Whenever it shall become known to the state veterin- 
arian that disease known as mange, itch, scabies or 
any other infectious or contagious disease exists 
among cattle, horses or domestic animals, except 
sheep and goats of any county, district or section of 
the state, it shall be the duty of the said veterinarian 
to take such steps as will prevent the spread of said 
disease within the state, and said veterinarian shall 
have power as a sanitary measure to inspect and 
compel the dipping spraying or other sanitary treat- 
ment as may be determined by said veterinarian, of all 
such animals in the State of Wyoming, or in any 
county, district or section of said state, under such 
rules and regulations as the said veterinarian may 
adopt, and the said veterinarian may order the owner 
or owners or persons in charge of such animals to 
dip, spray or otherwise treat all or any part of such 
animals as said veterinarian may find to be infected 
or to have been exposed to mange or scabies, or other 
infectious or contagious disease. If the owner or 



4 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

owners or persons in charge of such animals so order- 
ed treated, shall, after reasonable notice to be de- 
termined by said veterinarian, fail to dip, spray or 
otherwise treat such animals as ordered by said veter- 
inarian is hereby authorized- to seize, or cause to be 
seized, dipped or sprayed or otherwise treated, such 
animals; and to hold and sell the same, or such part 
thereof as may be necessary to pay all cost of said 
inspection, seizing-, caring for, dipping, spraying or 
other treatment, together with cost of sale, and such 
sale shall be made at such time and place, and in such 
manner as may be prescribed by said veterinarian af- 
ter not less than three days, nor more than fifteen 
days' notice of the time, place and purpose of such 
sale has been given by said veterinarian to the owner 
or persons in charge of such animals, and in case 
personal service of such notice cannot be had within 
the county in which the animals are being held by 
such veterinarian, then such notice may be given 
either by personal service outside of said county or by 
advertisement in any paper selected by said veter- 
inarian: Provided, however, That the owner or owners 
of such animals so seized and held may, at any time 
prior to such sale, recover possession of the same 
upon payment to the state veterinarian of the amount 
of costs incurred by order of the veterinarian against 
such animals; and, Provided, further, That any sum 
realized from the sale of such animals over and above 
the amount of costs incurred against such animals 
shall be returned by the state veterinarian to the 
owner of such animals if known or can by any rea- 
sonable diligence be found, otherwise to be placed in 
the estray fund subject to the laws; and provided, 
also, that the owner or owners or persons in charge 
of any stock imported into his state for breeding, 
dairy or other purposes, who do not have attached 
to the bill of lading of such stock, or in his or their 
possession a certificate from a duly authorized United 
States or State Inspector showing such stock to be 
free from infectious and contagious disease, shall • 
have such stock inspected and pay therefor the fees 
prescribed by law, but where said owner or owners or 
persons in charge have such certificate he or they 
shall submit it to said state veterinarian for his ap- 
proval and there shall be no charges made therefor, 
unless said veterinarian shall receive information 
causing him to determine that an inspection of such 
stock is necessary. Be it further enacted, that it shall 
be the duty of the state veterinarian to collect the 
following inspection fees on all stock herewith enu- 
merated imported into this state and inspected as 
hereinbefore provided: Horses, twenty-five cents; 
mules, twenty-five cents; asses, twenty-five cents; 
cattle, ten cents; swine, five cents. All of such fees 
so collected to be turned over to the State Treasury 
and, reported as other state funds." 

Sec. 194. Diseased animals to be slaughtered. In 
any case of epidemic disease where premises nave 
been previously quarantined by the state veterinarian, 
as before provided, he is further authorized and em- 
powered, when in his judgment necessary to order 
the slaughter of any or all diseased animals upon said 
premises, and of all animals that have been exposed 
to contagion or infection under the following re- 
strictions: Said order shall be a written one and 
shall be made in duplicate, and there shall be a dis- 
tinct order and duplicate for each owner of the ani- 
mals condemned, the original of each order to be filed 
by the veterinarian with the governor, and the dupli- 
cate given to said owner. And, further, before slaugh- 
tering any animals, or animal that has been exposed 
only and does not show disease, the veterinarian shall 
call in consultation with him two respectable prac- 
ticing veterinarians or physicians, residents of the 
state, or if this be impossible, then two reputable and 
well known stock owners, residents of the state, and 
shall have the written endorsement upon his order of 
at least one of said consulting physicians or stock 
owners, stating that such action is necessary, and 
the consent of the owner or person in charge, before 
such animal or animals shall be slaughtered. 

See. 105. Burning: of carcass. It shall be the duty 
of the state veterinarian, or his regularly appointed 
deputy, who shall be a graduate of a legally chartered 
school of veterinary surgery in good standing, to 
condemn said animals before the proceeding of 
slaughter of such animals as may be condemned, ex- 
cept sheep and goats, and also the destruction of the 
carcass, which latter shall be by burning to ashes and 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 5 

shall include every part of the animal and hide, and 
also excrement as far as possible. He shall cause the 
said slaughter and burning- to be done as cheaply as 
practicable and shall pay the expense from any con- 
tingent fund appropriated for his office taking proper 
vouchers for the same. 

Sec. 11M5. Annual report. The state veterinarian 
shall make a report at the end of every year to the 
governor of all matters connected with his work, and 
the governor shall transmit to the several boards of 
county commissioners such parts of said report as 
may be of general interest to the breeders of live 
stock. The governor shall also give information in 
writing as rapidly as he obtains it to the various 
boards of county commissioners, of each cause of sus- 
picion or first eruption of disease in each locality, its 
course and the measures adopted to check it. 

Sec. 107. Importation of stock may be restricted. 
Whenever the Governor of the State shall have reason 
to believe that any disease covered by this chapter has 
become epidemic in certain localities in another state 
or territory, or that conditions exist which render do- 
mestic animals liable to convey disease, he shall there- 
upon by proclamation schedule such localities and- 
prohibit the importation from them of any live stock 
of the kind diseased or suspected of being diseased 
into this State, except under such restrictions as he 
may deem proper. Any firm, association, corporation, 
person, or persons who shall violate such proclama- 
tion by receiving such prohibited animals for ship- 
ment, or cause same to be shipped or otherwise 
imported into this State without complying with such 
proclamation, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor 
and upon conviction shall be fined not less than five 
hundred nor more than five thousand dollars for each 
offence, and shall further become liable for any and 
all damages and loss that may be sustained by any 
person or persons by reason of the importation or 
transportation of such prohibited animals. 

Sec. 19S. Notice of disease to veterinarian — Pen- 
alty for concealment. It shall be the duty of any per- 
son or persons who shall have or suspect ihat there 
is upon his or their premises any case of contagious 
or infectious disease among domestic animals, to im- 
mediately report the same to the state veterinarian, 
and a failure so to do, or any attempt to conceal the 
existence of such disease, or to wilfully or maliciously 
obstruct or resist the said veterinarian in the' dis- 
charge of his duty as hereinbefore set forth, shall be 
deemed a misdemeanor, and any person or persons who 
shall be convicted of any one of the above acts or 
omissions shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor 
more than five hundred dollars for each and every 
offense, shall forfeit all claims to an indemnity for 
loss from the state, and upon conviction a second time 
shall, in addition to the above named fine, be impris- 
oned for a term not less than thirty days nor more 
than six months. 

Sec. 190. Examination of animals — Seizure of dis- 
eased animals. The following regulations shall be 
observed in all cases of disease covered by this 
chapter: 

First — It shall be unlawful to sell, give away or in 
any manner part with any animal affected with or 
suspected of contagious or infectious disease; and in 
the case of any animal that may be known to have 
been affected with, or exposed to any such disease 
within one year prior to such disposal, due notice of 
the fact shall be given in writing to the party re- 
ceiving the animal. 

Second — It shall be unlawful to kill for butcher 
purposes, any such animal, to sell, give away or use 
any part of it, or its milk, or to remove any part of the 
skin. A failure to observe these provisions shall be 
deemed a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be pun- 
ished by a fine not less than one hundred dollars, nor 
exceeding five hundred dollars. It shall be the dutv 
of the owner or person having in charge anv animal 
affected with, or suspected of any contagious or infec- 
tious disease to immediately confine the same in a safe 
place, isolated from other animals, and with all ne- 
cessary restrictions to prevent dissemination of the 
disep^e until the arrival of the state veterinarian. 

The above regulations shall apply as well to ani- 
mals in transit through the state, as to those resident 
therein, and the state veterinarian or his dulv author- 
ised age^t shall have full authority to examine, 
whether in car, or yards, or stables, all animals pass- 
ing through the state or anv part of it, and on detec- 



LIVE STOCK LAWS. W VOM1NG 



tion or suspicion of disease, to take possession of and 
treat and uispose of said animais in me same manner 
as is prescribed ior animals resident in tne state. 

!sec. 200. Approval 01 claims arising' iroi.i .^uiujili. 
ter ui diseased uniniais. All ciainis against tne state 
arising- rrorn tne slaughter of animals unuer me pro- 
visions of this chapter snail, togetner witn tne order 
of tne veterinarian and the valuation of tne appraisers 
in each case be submitted to , the state auditor, who 
shall examine them witnout unnecessary, ueitij, and 
for each one that he finds to be equitable ana entitled 
to inaemnity under tnis chapter, snail issue his war- 
rant on the state treasurer tor tne sum namea in the 
appraiser's report. All claims for indemnity arising 
under the provisions of tnis chapter, shall, before tney 
are presented for payment to the auditor, ue suomitted 
to tne state veterinarian, who shall fully inform him- 
self of the facts .connected with eacn claim; if ne shail 
be of thg" opinion that- tne claim is legal and just, he 
shall approve the same in writing endorsed thereon; if 
he shall be of the contrary opinion, ne snail rejefci it 
in like manner, and in all cases he shall express in 
such endorsement the reasons for his approval or re- 
jection, as the case may be. If the state veterinarian 
shall reject a claim, it shall then, together with the 
endorsement of the veterinarian, setting form his 
reasons for such rejection, be submitted for determina- 
tion to a board of arbitration, to consist of three mem- 
bers, which shall be formed as follows: The state 
veterinarian shall select as one member of said board 
one stock grower, who shall be a resident of the 
county wherein the slaughtered animais for which 
the claim is made, ranged. The claimant shall as such 
member of said board, another stock grower, who 
shall be a resident of the same county, and these two 
so selected shall choose the third member of the board 
from among the stock growers of tne same county. 
The arbitrators shall have power to appoint a time and 
place for hearing; to adjourn from time to time; to 
administer oaths to witnesses; to hear the allegations, 
and evidence of the parties, and to make an award 
thereon. All the arbitrators shall meet and act to- 
gether during the investigation; but when met, a ma- 
jority may determine any question. Before acting, 
they shall each be sworn before an officer authorized 
to administer oaths, faithfully and fairly to near and 
examine the allegations and evidence of the parties in 
relation to the claim in controversy; and to make a 
just finding according to their understanding and ac- 
cording to the provisions of "this chapter. The award 
of the arbitrators shall simply be to the effect that 
they find the claim legal and just, according to the 
provisions of this chapter; or the reverse, as the case 
may be. The award shall be in writing, signed by the 
arbitrators, or a majority of them and shall be for- 
warded by them with all the papers submitted to them, 
to the state auditor. If the board of arbitrators shall 
concur with the state veterinarian in rejecting the 
claim, their decision shall be final. If the board of ar- 
bitrators shall find that the claim is legal and just, 
then the said claim shall in all respects be held as 
though the state veterinarian had in the first place ap- 
proved the same. In auditing any claim under this 
chapter, it shall be the duty of the auditor to satisfy 
himself that it does not come under any class for which 
indemnity is refused by this chapter, and he shall re- 
quire the affidavit of the claimant to this fact, or if the 
claimant be not cognizant thereof, then of some re- 
putable person who is cognizant thereof, and the audi- 
tor may at his discretion require further proof. The 
indemnity to be granted shall be two-thirds of the 
ordinary value of the animal as determined by the 
appraisers, without reference to its diminished value 
because of being diseased. It shall be paid to the 
owner upon his application and the presentation of the 
proofs prescribed herein; and it shall be the duty of 
said owner to make such application within six months 
of the slaughter of the animal for which payment is 
claimed, failing- which such claim shall be barred by 
limitation. These payments shall be made by the 
state treasurer as before provided, and from the fund 
provided by this chapter. The right to indemnity un- 
der this chapter is limited to animals destroyed by 
reason of the existence or suspected existence of some 
epizootic disease, generally fatal and incurable, si>ch 
as rinderpest, hoof and mouth disease, pleuro pneumo- 
nia, anthrax or Texas fever among bovines, glanders 
among horses, and anthrax among sheep. For the or- 
dinarv contagious diseases not in their nature fatal. 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 7 

such as scab or hoof-rot in sheep, and epizootic influ- 
enzas in Horses, no indemnity shall be paid. The rignt 
to indemnity shall not exist, and payment of such shall 
not be made in the following cases: 

p irst — For animals belonging to the United States. 

Second — For animals tnat are brought into the 
state contrary to tne provisions of this ciiapter. 

Third — For animals that are found to be diseased 
or tnat are destroyed because they have been ex- 
posed to disease before or at the time of their arrival 
in tne state. 

.fourth — When an animal was previously affected 
by any otner disease which from its nature and devel- 
opment was incurable and necessarily fatal. 

Fifth — When the owner or person in charge shall 
have knowingly or negligently omitted to comply with 
the provisions of the last two preceding sections. 

Sixth — When the owner or claimant at the time of 
coming in possession of the animal knew it to be dis- 
eased, or received the notice specified in the first clause 
of the last preceding section. 

Sec. 201. Shall pay arbitrators. Each member of 
boards of arbitration formed and acting under the pro- 
visions of this chapter shall receive for their services 
the sum of five dollars per day for each day they may 
be actually engaged and employed in the investigation 
of any claim, and shall be paid by the state veterina- 
rian out of the "veterinarian contingent fund." 

Sec. 202. (As amended by Ch. 12, S. L. 1913.). Com- 
pensation — Deputy. The State Veterinarian shall re- 
ceive for his services the sum of $2,400.00 per annum 
together with his actual necessary traveling expenses 
when in the performance of his duty, provided said 
actual necessary traveling expenses shall not exceed 
seven hundred and fifty dollars per annum. 

The veterinarian is hereby authorized in his dis- 
cretion to appoint a deputy, for the performance of 
whose duties the veterinarian shall be responsible, and 
who shall exercise such powers as may be deputed to 
him by the State Veterinarian. Such deptuy shall re- 
ceive not exceeding five dollars per day for the time 
actually employed. The appraisers herein provided 
for, shall each receive five dollars per day or part of 
day they may be actually employed as such, which 
shall be paid from their county fund upon the certifi- 
cate of the justice who summoned them. The justice 
shall receive his ordinary fee for issuing a summons, 
to be paid out of the county fund. The members of 
the board of health, veterinarians, physicians, or stock 
owners, called in consultation by the Veterinarians, 
shall receive five dollars for each day or part of day 
they may actually be so employed, and ten cents per 
mile, mileage for the distance actually traveled, which 
rums shall be paid from the Veterinarian's contingent 
fund hereafter provided. For this and other incidental 
expenses, connected with his work, and made his duty 
by this chapter, such as his traveling expenses, causing 
a imals to be slaughtered and their carcasses burned, 
and disinfecting infected premises, the veterinarian 
shall have at his disposal the sum of six hundred dol- 
lars, which shall be known as the Veterinarian's Con- 
tingent Fund. Before entering on the discharge of his 
duties, he shall give good and sufficient bond in the 
sum of five thousand dollars for the proper manage- 
ment of the same. He shall make a sworn statement 
semi-annually to the Governor, supported sy full 
vouchers of the amount disbursed; and any part of the 
six hundred dollars not used shall be covered into the 
state treasury." 

Sec. 2(Kt. Cla*ros rejected by veterinarian to be ar- 
bitrated. The state auditor shall pay no claim for 
indemnity under this chapter which shall have been 
rejected by the state veterinarian, unless, the same 
shall have been submitted, as hereinbefore provided, to 
a board of arbitration and by such board decided to be 
legal and just. If any claimant shall refuse to submit 
his or her claim which shall have been rejected by the 
state veterinarian; to a board of arbitration as herein- 
before provided, such refusal shall be deemed conclu- 
sive evidence of a waiver of all claim for indemnity 
under the provisions of this chapter. 

Sec. 204. Inability of state limited to appropria- 
tion. The liability of the state for indemnity for ani- 
mals destroyed under the provisions of this chapter, 
in any two years, is limited by and shall in no case 
exceed the amount especially appropriated for that 
purpose and for that period. 

Sec. 205. Quarantine requested. Whenever any 
person who is a taxpayer of this state and is the owner 



LIVE STOCK LAWS,, WYOMING 



of domestic animals located therein, shall notify the 
state veterinarian that he has reason to believe said 
animals, or any of them are suffering from any conta- 
gious or infectious disease, the said veterinarian shall 
immediately proceed to the locality where said animals 
are located and shall investigate and determine the 
nature of said disease, and if contagious or infectious 
shall proceed in the manner prescribed by the provi- 
sions of this chapter to quarantine and destroy all 
such diseased animals. 

See. 20G. Payment of expense. For the purposes, 
of the preceding 1 section there is hereby appropriated 
out of any fund in the state treasury, not otherwise 
appropriated, the sum of five hundred ($500) dollars 
per year, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to 
be known as "the veterinarian's contingent fund" and 
to be used in paying the actual and necessary travel- 
ing and incidental expenses of the state veterinarian 
while performing the duties herein imposed, Provided,. 
That nothing in this section contained shall be con- 
strued to authorize the payment, from the appropria- 
tion hereby made, of any expense or charge relating 
to the office or duties of state veterinarian other than 
such as immediately pertains to the investigation of 
contagious and infectious disease of domestic animals, 
made under the provisions of this chapter. 

See. 207. Report to governor. On or before De- 
cember tenth, prior to the meeting of the legislature, 
the state veterinarian shalLmake a report to the gov- 
ernor of the duties performed by him under the provi- 
sions of this chapter and shall include, in said report, 
a statement, showing the number of requests for his 
services filed with him during the preceding two years, 
the number of such requests complied with by him, 
the names of the persons or corporations making such 
requests; a full statement of the result or nis said 
investigations, including a statement of the expense of 
performing the duties herein imposed. 

CHAPTER 42, LAWS, 1917. 

Sec. 1. Emergencies, In case of a serious out- 
break of a contagious, infectious, or epizootic disease 
among live stock in this state — the checking of which 
cannot be accomplished without additional funds, the 
State Veterinarian shall present such fact to the Gov- 
ernor of this state, who may then authorize the in- 
curring of a deficiency to meet the emergency. 
CHAPTER 77, LAWS, 1917. 
THE TUBERCULIN TEST LAW. 

See. 1. Tuberculin test of dairy cattle. Penalty. 
All cows in the State of Wyoming supplying milk or 
cream in cities or towns, or to creameries in tins state, 
shall be tuberculin tested for tuberculosis; and all 
bulls which are known to have been exposed to such 
cows, shall also be tested as above. If necessary, Lie. 
State Veterinarian may order the quarantine of such 
animals as suspected of being diseased with tubercu- 
losis; and any person, persons, firm, association, or 
corporation violating such quarantine shall be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof 
shall be fined not less than ten nor more than one 
hundred dollars for each offense. 

See. 2. Appointment Special Deputy State Veter- 
inarian. Duties. Salary. Other assistants. The 
State Veterinarian, by and •with the advice and con- 
sent of the Governor, is hereby authorized to appoint 
a qualified person, to be known as a special deputy 
state veterinarian, who shall act under the direction 
of the State Veterinarian in carrying out the provi- 
sions of this act, who shall take an oath for the faith- 
ful and efficient performance of all duties required of 
him and who shall give satisfactory bond to the State 
of Wyoming in the sum of three thousand dollars 
($3,000.00). The special deputy state veterinarian 
shall receive a salary of one thousand five hundred 
dollars ($1,500.00) per annum, together with all actual 
and necessary traveling expenses incurred while en- 
gaged in the performance of his duties. The State 
Veterinarian is further authorized to employ such 
other assistants as may be deemed necessary to carry 
out the provisions of this act. 

See. 3. Certificate or permit. Penalty. No dairy, 
association, person, or persons engaged in the busi- 
ness of selling milk or cream in cities or towns or to 
creameries in this state, may sell such milk or cream 
unless they possess a certificate or special permit 
from the State Veterinarian, as hereinafter provided. 
Any dairy, association, person, or persons violating 



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this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor 
and snail upon conviction thereof be fined not less 
man ten nor more than one hundred dollars, tor each 
offense. 

sec. 4. Certificate., Permit. On completion of 
the tuberculin test upon all uairy cattle as above, 
owned uy any dairy, association, Arm, corporation, 
person, or persons, the State Veterinarian shall cause 
a certificate to be issued to such owner or owners, 
snowing tnat all such cattle are free from tubercu- 
losis; or, if all animals were not found free from tu- 
berculosis, a certificate showing- that proper disposi- 
tion (.as lequired uy mwj nas ueen made of diseased 
animals, and that the remaining- animals in the herd 
or herds are free from tuoerculosis, so far as may be 
determined by the tuDerculin test. Such certificate 
shall be the owner's authority for selling milk or 
cream as above. As the tuberculin- testing of ail 
dairy cattle in this state cannot begin immediately 
upon the date that this act becomes effective, the 
State Veterinarian is hereby authorized to issue spe- 
cial permits to owners of such cattle as remain 
untested while the provisions of this act are being 
carried out, for the selling of milk or cream in 
cities or towns or to creameries in this state, without 
certificate as above provided. These special permits 
shall be effective only for the period from the date 
that this act becomes effective, until proper test and 
issuance of certificate as above provided. 

Sec. 5. Notice to owners. The State Veterina- 
rian, or his duly authorized agent shall ascertain the 
names and addresses of all owners of dairy cattle in 
this state and shall notify them, in writing, of the 
provisions of this act, — obtaining acknowledgement, 
from owner, of receipt of such notice. No person, 
persons, firm, association, or corporation owning 
dairy cattle shall be considered as violating the pro- 
visions of this act, who has not been officially notified 
of its provisions. The owner notified shall make ap- 
plication to the State Veterinarian for a special per- 
mit as above provided, — to be used as his authority 
for selling milk or cream in cities or towns, or to 
creameries in this state, until such animals shall have 
been tuberculin tested and certificate issued as above 
provided. 

See. 6. Ear tasrs. Record. Each animal tested 
with tuberculin under the provisions of this act, 
which passes the test satisfactorily to the State Vet- 
erinarian, shall have an ear-tag inserted in its ear. 
The State Veterinarian shall see that a correct record 
is kept of all cattle tested, the date and place of 
testing, the names and addresses of owners, and the 
number of the ear-tag inserted in the ear of each 
animal, and shall report this information in his reg- 
ular biennial report. 

Sec. 7. Dairy cow defined. A "dairy cow" within 
the meaning of this act, shall be any cow the milk 
or milk products from which is sold for human con- 
sumption. 

Sec. 8. Fees. The first tuberculin test of all cat- 
tle of owners selling milk or cream in cities or towns 
or to creameries in this state, shall be made without 
charge to such owners; but for subsequent tests, at 
owners' request or other-wise (except as hereinafter 
provided) a fee of one dollar per head shall be charged 
and collected by the veterinarian making the test. 

Sec. 9. Tuberculosis eradication fuud. The fees 
collected in compliance with the preceding section, 
shall be immediately transmitted to the State Veteri- 
narian who shall deposit same in the State Treasury 
to the credit of the "Tuberculosis Eradication Fund" 
hereby created; such fund shall be under the control 
of the State Veterinarian and any salaries or expenses 
connected -with bovine tuberculosis eradication work 
in this state may be paid by the State Treasurer from 
such fund, upon presentation of State Auditor's 
voucher properly approved. 

Sec. 10. Re-tests of cattle. Whenever the State 
Veterinarian shall have reasons to suspect that the 
disease tuberculosis exists, or has been introduced by 
imported dairy cattle, among any herd or number of 
dairy cattle in this state, he shall order the retesting 
of same, — regardless of former tests made, if any. 

Sec. 11. Accredited herds. Any owner or owners 
of dairy cattle in this state, who shall cause same to 
be officially tested for tuberculosis at least once each 
year, for three years, shall be the owner or owners of 
an "Accredited Herd"; provided the premises and 
buildings where such animals are kept, pass a sani- 



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tary inspection required by regulations (hereby au- 
thorized; of the State Veterinarian. Accredited herds 
shall be advertised as such, at least once each year, 
in the official county newspapers of the counties 
wherein such animals are assessed for taxation, and 
in other ways; and cattle from accredited herds shall 
be accepted without special tuberculin test for ship- 
ment to all states of the Union recognizing such herds. 

Sec. 12. Insanitary premises. Penaity. The State 
Veterinarian or other person acting under his author- 
ity may order any insanitary dairy barns or premises, 
cleaned and disinfected. Such cleaning and disinfect- 
ing shall be at the expense or the owner or owner. 
If, after a reasonable length of time, insanitary barns 
or premises ordered cleaned and disinfected by the 
State Veterinarian or other person acting under his 
authority, are not cleaned and disinfected as ordered, 
then such owner or owners shall be fined not less than 
ten nor more than one hundred dollars, for each 
offence. 

Sec. 13. Cities may require test. The Mayor or 
Board of Commissioners of any city or town of this 
state shall have the power by ordinance duly enacted, 
to require the owner or owners of dairies or dairy 
herds, or persons selling or offering for sale any milk 
or its products within such city or town, to compel 
such owners of dairies or dairy herds, to have all ani- 
mals in such herds tested for tuberculosis, once each 
year; and to prohibit the sale of milk or its products 
in such city or town unless all cows from which such 
milk is obtained have passed the test for tuberculosis 
within the past year. 

Sec. 14. Hindering test. Penalty. Any person 
who intentionally interferes with or hinders the work 
of the State Veterinarian or his employes under this 
act, or who attempts to defeat the object of the tu- 
berculin test by a previous injection of tuberculin, 
commonly known as ''plugging", or in any other way 
attempts to prevent an accurate and truthful deter- 
mination of the condition of the cattle tested, shall be. 
fined not less than ten nor more than one hundred 
dollars for each offence, or by imprisonment in the 
county jail of not more than thirty days, or both, in 
the discretion of the court. 

CHAPTER 100, LAWS, 1917. 
Sec. 1. Authority for co-operation with U. S. Bu- 
reau of Animal Industry. The state hereby gives its 
consent and indicates its willingness that the bureau 
of animal industry, of the nited States Department 
of Agriculture and its employes shall come within 
the State of Wyoming for all purposes connected with 
the importation and exportation of diseased live stock, 
and for all purposes connected with the eradication, 
suppression and control of dangerous, infectious and 
contagious diseases of live stock. The State Veteri- 
narian is hereby authorized to appoint as deputies, all 
employes of the above federal bureau, working within 
the State of Wyoming as above. 

CHAPTER 112, LAWS, 1917. 

STALLION AND JACK REGISTRATION 

DEPARTMENT. 

Sec. 1. Certificate. Every owner or keeper of 
any stallion or jack in this state, who uses such ani- 
mal for public service, or who represents such animal 
as being fit for public service, shall procure a certifi- 
cate as hereinafter provided, and keep same or an 
exact copy thereof posted in a conspicuous place 
within every barn, shed, or building where such stal- 
lion or jack is kept for service, and shall mention the 
same in all advertisements as hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 2. How to obtain certificate. In order to 
obtain such certificate, there shall be presented to the 
State Veterinarian, an affidavit, signed by a qualified 
veterinarian who is not interested in the buying or 
selling of horses or mules, to the effect that he has 
personally examined such stallion or jack and that to 
the best of his knowledge and belief said stallion or 
jack is free from any hereditary, infectious, conta- 
gious, or transmissable disease, or serious defects in 
general conformation. If such stallion or jack is pure- 
bred, there shall be presented to the State Veterina- 
rian for examination and comparison, a certificate of 
registration of such stallion or jack, issued by a for- 
eign stud book or by an association recognized by the 
United States Department of Agriculture. 

Sec. 3. Forms of certificate. The certificates 
shall be of two forms, — one for pure-breds and one 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 1.1 



for grades. Each certificate shall state the name of 
the animal and give a complete description of same. 
If pure-bred, certificate must show the registered 
number of the animal and name of stud-book or as- 
sociation in which such stallion or jack is registered. 
Each certificate shall bear the name of the importer 
or breeder, the name of the present owner, a descrip- 
tion of animal as to color and general conformation, 
the year foaled, and the inspector's statement as to 
whether the animal is sound or unsound. If un- 
sound, the certificate shall contain the names of the 
diseases and weak points of the animal. Each certifi- 
cate shall bear the signature of the veterinarian 
making the examination, and the State Veterinarian. 
(A grade shall be defined as a stallion or jack whose 
owner presents an affidavit of two persons that said 
grade has either a sire or dam of pure-breeding.) 

Sec. 4. Examination. Fees. Fund. Any gradu- 
ate veterinarian practicing in compliance with the 
veterinary practice law of this state shall be author- 
ized to make examinations of stallions and jacks for 
application for certificate as above provided, and such 
examination shall be at the expense of the owner or 
owners of such animals. For each original certificate 
issued by the State Veterinarian there shall be charged ■ 
a fee of one dollar ($1.00); a fee of one dollar ($1.00) 
each for certificates of transfer of ownership; and a 
fee of fifty (50) cents each for duplicates. Any cer- 
tificate or duplicate may be revoked at any time if 
owner is using same in violation to the provisions of 
this act, or if same is being used by any person or 
-persons other than owner without transfer having 
been made. or. if stallion or jack is found to be affected 
with any contagious, infectious, or communicable 
disease, ,or serious defect in general conformation. 
All money collected by the State Veterinarian in com- 
pliance with the provisions of this act, shall be turned 
in to the state treasury to the credit of the "Stallion 
Registration Fund" hereby created, and such fund is 
hereby appropriated for the use of the State Veteri- 
narian in carrying out the provisions of this act. 

Sec. 5. Advertising-. No owner or keeper of any 
stallion or jack not of pure breeding shall permit the 
printing, publishing, or circulating of any bill, poster, 
card, newspaper advertisement, or other advertise- 
ment calling attention to said stallion or jack as a 
breeder, unless the same shall have the words "Grade 
Stallion" or "Grade Jack" in 48 point type immedi- 
ately preceding the same. 

Sec. 6. Record. Report. It shall be the duty of 
the State Veterinarian to see that a correct record is 
kept of all certificates, and the issuance, refusal, or 
revocation of same. Such record shall be kept in the 
office of the State Veterinarian and all information 
contained therein shall be reported to the Governor 
on January 1st of each year. 

Sec. 7. Clerk. Compensation. To assist in car- 
rying out the provisions of this act, the State Veter- 
inarian is hereby authorized to employ a clerk, who 
shall receive a salary of not to exceed twenty-five 
dollars ($25.00) per month, and such salary shall be 
paid from any available contingent or fund under the 
control of the State Veterinarian. 

Sec. 8. Transfer. If the owner of a stallion or 
jack shall sell/ exchange, or transfer the same, the 
State Veterinarian shall upon receiving the certificate 
and all duplicates in force at the time of such sale, 
transfer, or exchange, issue the new owner a certifi- 
cate of transfer of ownership. 

Sec. 0. Penalty. Any person persons, firm, asso- 
ciation, or corporation violating any of the provisions 
of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor 
and upon conviction shall be fined not less than twen- 
ty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or 
be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding thirty 
days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the dis- 
cretion of the court. 

GENERAL, LIVE STOCK LAWS. 

Sec. 2546. Drover's liability. Any person who 
shall drive any herd of horses, cattle or flock of sheep 
over any portion of any road or highway, so desig- 
nated as not for horses, cattle or sheep as aforesaid, 
after such designation and the posting of notices as 
aforesaid, and after the provision of another reason- 
able highway for cattle, horses and sheep in lieu 
thereof as aforesaid, shall be liable to the county in 
which is situated such mountain road or highway, for 



12 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

any and all damages done thereto, by driving- over 
the same, such flocks or herds of cattle, Horses or 
sheep. 

Sec. 2578. (Amended by chapter 78, W. S. L., 1917. > 
The following shall be a lawful fence in the State of 
Wyoming: A fence made of tubular wrougnt iron 
fence posts or sound wooden posts and four spans of 
barbed wire with a wooden rail on top, and said posts, 
so used to be tubular wrought iron fence posts, with 
cast iron base to be twenty-two inches in length, or 
wooden posts at least four inches in diameter, set 
firmly in the ground at least twenty inches deep, 
either side of said posts, so used, to be placed at no 
greater distance apart than thirty-three feet with iron, 
or wooden stays between the posts, said stays to ue 
placed equal distance apart from themselves and the 
post on either side; a post and board fence made of 
sound posts, not less than four inches in diameter, 
set substantially in the ground not more than ten 
feet apart, with three boards of one inch lumber, 
eight inches wide, and not more than ten inches 
apart, or four boards one inch thick and six inches 
wide, not more than eight inches a.part securely 
fastened with nails or otherwise, a three pole fence 
with round poles, not less than two inches in diameter, 
at the small end, with either upright or leaning posts, 
not more than twenty-two feet apart, and securely 
fastened with nails, wires, or otherwise; Provided, 
That all other fences made and constructed of boards, 
rails, poles, stones or hedge plants, or other material 
except wire, which, upon evidence, shall be declared 
to be as strong and as well calculated to protect en- 
closures, and shall be as effective for resisting breach- 
ing stock as. those hereinbefore described, shall be 
considered a lawful fence; Provided, That none of the 
fences above described shall be considered lawful if 
less than four feet high, except within the corporate 
limits of an incorporated city or [or] town; and Pro- 
vided further. That any fence enclosing any hay cor- 
ral situate outside of any field enclosed by a lawful . 
fence, shall not be less than six feet high and shall 
be constructed of boards, poles or ■wire, or partly of 
boards, poles or wire, and the posts shall not be more 
than eight feet apart and set twenty -four inches in 
the ground, and if such fence is constructed ot barbed 
wire there shall not be less than seven spans of wire, 
and all wires shall be kept properly stretched, and all 
gates in any .of said fences shall be constructed of 
boards or poles. 

Sec. 253'!). Owner defined. Any person or persons 
occupying, using, enjoying, maintaining or having the 
charge of any enclosure, shall be considered the owner 
thereof, in any action commenced .under the provi- 
sions of this chapter. 

Sec. 25S0. Maintenance of partition fence. The 
owner or owners of any lawful fence which may be- 
come a partition fence by virtue of being used to en- 
close some field or lot belonging to some other person, 
company or corporation, may require any such person, 
company or corporation to pay for one-half of what 
it would actually cost to construct that portion of 
such partition fence, so used by any such person, 
company or corporation, and in case of refusal any 
such owner or owners may have and maintain a civil 
action against any such person, company or corpora- 
tion so refusing, and shall be entitled to recover one- 
half of what it would actually cost to construct that 
portion of such partition fence so used by any such 
person, company or corporation, and cost of suit. Any 
such person, company or corporation acquiring an 
interest in any such partition fence by purchase or 
otherwise, shall have an understanding with such 
fence they shall maintain and keep in repair respect- 
ively, and each party shall thereafter keep in good 
repair his portion of such fence and neither party 
shall abandon his part of such partition fence, or re- 
move the same or any portion thereof, except by 
giving to the other party at least one year's notice 
of his intention so to do, or by obtaining the written 
consent of all parties interested therein. 

Sec. 2581. Damage by breachy animals — Arbitra- 
tion. Any person or persons owning or having in his 
or her or their possession or charge any horses, mules, 
cattle or any one of such animals which shall breach 
over or under or breach into any lawful enclosure be- 
longing to any person or persons other than the 
owners of such animal or animals, shall be liable to 
the party or parties sustaining such injury for all 
elamages he, she or they may have sustained by rea- 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 13 

son of such breaching as aforesaid, to be recovered in 
a civil action before any court having jurisdiction 
thereof, or by arbitration, each party to select a prop- 
erty holder, and the two arbitrators to select a third, 
and said arbitrators, before entering upon their duties, 
shall be first sworn before a justice of the peace, and 
it shall be the duty of the arbitrators to carefully ex- 
amine the fence, its condition and assess the damage 
done; -the arbitrators shall examine witnesses under 
oatu, one of them to administer said oath to the wit- 
nesses; they shall make a written report signed by at 
least two of the arbitrators, to any justice of the 
peace in the county in which such damage is sus- 
tained. The finding of the arbitration, as pravided for 
in this section, shall, within three days after the same 
shall have been rendered, be filed with any justice of 
the peace in the county where said trespass shall have 
been committed, who shall enter the cost upon his 
docket and proceed to issue execution therein as in 
other cases originally commenced before him. 

Sec. 2582. Notice to owners when damage done. 
The party sustaining the damage shall notify the 
owner or person having in charge such offending ani- 
mals, of such damage, and the probable amount there- 
of; Provided, He knows to whom such animal or ani- 
mals belong, and that such owner or keeper resides 
within the county where the damage was committed. 

Sec. 2583. Retention of animals to secure payment. 
The person suffering such damage done by animals as 
mentioned in Sec. 2581, may restrain and keep in cus- 
tody as many of such offending animals as are equal 
in value to the damage done, until the finding of the 
court or arbitration be ascertained, unless, before such 
suit, the amount of his claim and expense or Keeping 
such animals be tendered him. 

Sec. 2584, Proof and judgment for damage. If, 
upon the trial of .any action under the provisions of 
Sec. 2581 it shall appear by competent testimony, that 
the plaintiff's enclosure is a lawful fence under the 
provisions of this chapter, he shall be allowed to 
prove the amount of damage sustained; and (if he has 
retained in custody the animals committing such dam- 
age.) the amount of the expense incurred for keeping 
such animals, and any judgment rendered for dam- 
ages, costs and expenses against the defendant, shall 
be a lien upon the animals committing the damage. 
But if it shall appear upon the trial that the plain- 
tiff's enclosure is not a lawful fence, or that no dam- 
age was sustained, judgment shall be rendered against 
the plaintiff, for costs of suit and damages sustained 
by defendant. 

See. 2585. Proceedings when defendant is un- 
kiiown. If, upon the trial, it appears that the defend- 
ant is not the owner, or the person in charge of such 
offending animals, he shall be discharged from the 
action with his costs, and the suit may proceed against 
the defendant whose name is unknown; and if, at the 
commencement of the action, the plaintiff does not 
know the name of the owner, or keeper of such offend- 
ing animals, he may bring suit against the defendant 
unknown, in which case service shall be made by 
posting copies of the summons in three of the most 
public places within the county, not less than ten 
days previous to the day of trial, which posting may 
be done by the proper officer, or by any voter of the 
county. 

Sec. 2588. Penalty for destroying fences. Any 
person who shall wilfully or negligently leave open, 
break down or destroy any bars or gate, made and 
provided for the use and convenience of the public, or 
shall wilfully tear down, throw down or destroy in 
any manner any lawful fence, shall be deemed guilty 
of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction, be pun- 
ished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, 
or by confinement in the county jail not more than 
three months, or by both fine and imprisonment in the 
discretion of the court. 

Sec. 2587. Failure to make unlawful fence lawful 
— Penalty. The owner or owners of any unlawful 
wire fence, who shall have been convicted of con- 
structing or maintaining the same contrary to the 
provisions of this chapter, shall, within thirty days 
after such conviction, reconstruct such -wire fence into 
•a lawful wire fence, and in case of a refusal or failure 
so to do, every such owner or owners shall be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, 
shall again be punished as provided in Sec. 2588 and 
each and every period of thirty days thereafter that 
such owner or owners refuse or neglect to reconstruct 



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such unlawful fence, shall be considered a separate 
offense and be subject to like punishment. 

See. 25SS. Liability tor constiux*tmi£ unlawful 
fence. Any person or persons, company or corpora- 
tion who snail construct or maintain, contrary to the 
provisions of this chapter, any unlawful wire fence, 
shall be liable in a civil action for all damages to ani- 
mals that may occur by reason of such unlawful en- 
closure, and the owner or owners of any such unlawful 
wire fence shall, moreover, be dee.ned guilty of a 
misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be 
fined in a sum not less than Ave dollars nor more 
than twenty-five dollars, and for each subsequent of- 
fense, the, line shall not be less than twenty-five dol- 
lars nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Sec. 25.S9. Unlawful tence may Jie Jtiade lawful — 
Penalty. The owner or owners of any unlawful wire 
fence shall reconstruct the same into a lawful wire 
fence, and in case of refusal or failure so to do, he. 
or they shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and 
on conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in 
Sec. 2588. 

Sec. 2590. Fences across roads — Penalty. All 
fences which shall hereafter be constructed across any- 
road leading to any watering place, or which may be 
constructed across any road which has been used as a 
public road, shall, at the point where such fence inter- 
sects^ or crosses any such road, be constructed of 
boards or poles extending for a distance of not less, 
than eight feet on each side of the middle of any such 
road, and in case of a failure so to do, the owner or 
owners of any such fence shall be deemed guilty of a 
misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be pun- 
ished as provided in Sec. 258S. 

Sec. 2591. Fencing public roads. The board of 
county commissioners may authorize the erection of a 
lawful fence upon the right of way of roads estab- 
lished under the provisions of chapter 168, at the ex- 
pense of the petitioners for the establishment of such 
roads, or as may be agreed upon between petitioners* 
and the board of county commissioners; Provided, The 
said board shall locate and cause to be constructed 
gates at such intervals as it may deem necessary for 
the convenience of the public. Such gates shall be 
marked "county gates," and with further notice of the 
penalty for any damage for leaving open, prescribed 
by Section 2586. 

Sec, 2592. Duty county surveyor. It shall be the 
duty of the county surveyor of each county to file a 
copy of a plat of legally established county roads in 
the United States land office of the district in which 
the said roads are located. 

Sec. 2593. Railroads shall fence. All railway cor- 
porations, owning or operating- a line of railway within 
the state, shall construct, maintain and keep in repair 
on each side of the track thereof, a sufficient fence, so 
connected with suitable cattle guards at public road 
crossings as to prevent stock from getting on the rail- 
road track of said corporation, and such fence when 
of barb wire to consist of four wires securely fast- 
ened t'o posts set not more than thirty-two feet apart, 
with stays not more than ten feet apart. Such fence 
shall be constructed within nine months after the com- 
pletion of any railroad track or any part thereof, and 
in the case of railroads now constructed and in oper- 
ation, within three months after the approval of this 
chapter; Provided, That railway corporations shall not 
be required to construct and maintain a fence within 
the boundaries of any incorporated city or town. 

Sec. 2594. Liability in damages. Any corporation 
operating a railway and failing to fence the same and 
to construct and maintain suitable cattle guards as 
required by the preceding section, shall be liable to 
the owner or owners of any live stock killed or irir 
jured by reason of its failure to construct or keep in 
repair such fence or cattle guard in the manner pro- 
vided in the preceding section, for the full amount of 
the damage sustained by the owner on account thereof, 
and to make a prima facie case for recovery, it shall 
only be necessary for such owner to prove the loss or 
injury to his property; Provided, That no corporation 
operating a railroad shall be liable for any damage oc- 
casioned. by the wilful act of the owner or of his agent 
or employees or for stock killed or iniured on public 
road crossings unless negligence on the part of such 
corporation, its agents, servants or employes can be 
shown. 



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CHAPTER 173. 

OWNERSHIP, BRANDING AND RANGING. 

Sec. 2596. Stock owner defined. Every person 
who owns neat cattle, horses, mules, asses, sheep or 
goats is a stock owner. 

see. 2597. Live stock defined. Neat cattle, horses, 
mules, asses, sheep and goats are live stock. 

Sec. 2598. Live stock on open range shall be 
branded. Every stock owner who allows his live stock 
over six months old to range upon the open range or 
without an enclosure, or to run at large or mingle 
with live stock other than his own, shall have and 
adopt a brand and shall brand his live stock with such 
brand, which shall be recorded in the office of the 
county clerk in each county in which said live stock 
ranges. 

Sec. 2599. Duty of secretary — Brand book. It 
shall be the duty of the secretary of the state board 
of live stock commissioners to procure a suitable 
book, to be known as the state brand book, in which 
shall be recorded the brand and the definite place of 
the brand upon the animal, used for tne branding of 
horses and cattle, sheep, mules and other live stock in 
this state. 

Sec. 2600. Copy, of brand record — Where. On or 
before the first aay of January, 1910, every person, 
association or corporation, using any brand or brands 
in this state, for the purpose of branding horses or 
cattle, or other live stock, shall forward to the secre- 
tary of the state board of live stock commissioners a 
copy of such brand or brands, duly certified by the 
clerk of the county in which such brand or certified 
by the clerk of the county in which such brand or 
brands is or are recorded. The said clerk shll furnish 
such certificate without charge therefor, to the owner 
of any such brand, and the secretary of the state 
board of live stock commissioners shall, upon receipt, 
record the same without charge. 

"Sec. 2601. As amended by chapter 126 Session 
Laws, 1913. Recording fee. Any person, company, 
firm, association or corporation, desiring to adopt any 
brand or marks to be used for the branding or mark- 
ing of horses, cattle and sheep or other live stock in 
this state, shall before using the same, forward to the 
Secretary of the State Board of Live Stock Commis- 
sioners, a facsimile of such brand or mark stating the 
range and counties, on and in which, the stock are to 
be grazed, together with the fee of one dollar to pay 
for the recording of the same, which sum shall be paid 
into the State Treasury to the credit of the inspection 
fund. Upon receipt of such facsimile and fee, the Sec- 
retary of the State Board of Live Stock Commission- 
ers, shall immediately record the same in the state 
record, unless said brand or paint mark, has already 
been recorded in the said record on behalf of some 
other person, company, firm, association or corpora- 
tion, in which latter case the Secretary of the State 
Board of Live Stock Commissioners shall return such 
facsimile and fee to the party by whom the same was 
forwarded to him with suggestions of brands or marks 
that can be recorded; Provided, that the Secretary of 
the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners shall not 
record any brand or mark which in his discretion 
would conflict with any brand or mark of record in 
the same locality." 

Sec. 2602. As amended by chapter 126 Session 
Laws, 1913. Certified record. Upon the recording of 
any such brand, brands or mark, as provided in Para- 
graph 2600 and 2601, the owner thereof shall procure 
from the Secretary of the State Board of Live Stock 
'Commissioners, a certified copy of such brand or mark, 
paying therefor the sum of fifty cents, which fee shall 
be deposited into the State Treasury to the credit of 
the inspection Fund; Provided, that not more than one 
brand or one mark and brand shall appear on one 
certified copy; and provided, further, that if more 
than one mark and brand appear on one certified copy, 
the Secretary of the State Board of Live Stock Com- 
missioners shall charge the sum of fifty cents for 
each additional mark or brand. 

Sec. 2. Evidence of ownership. "The certified 
copy thus secured in the foregoing section shall be 
prima facie evidence of the ownership of such animal 
or animals by the party -whose brand or mark it might 
be and shall be taken as evidence of onwership in all 
suits of law or in equity, or in any criminal proceed- 
ings, when the title to the animal is involved, or 



16 LIVE STOCK LAWS. WYOMING 

proper to be proved, when such claim is sustained and 
corroborated with other evidence." 

Sec. 2603. As amended by chapter 126 Session 
Laws, 1913. Unlawful to record brand. From and 

after (the day on which this Act is approved), it shall 
be unlawful for any county clerk in this State to re- 
cord any brand, mark or bill of sale of any brand or 
mark. 

Sec. 2604. As amended by chapter 126 Session 
Laws, 1913. Brand is property — May be assigned or 
sold. Any brand or mark recorded in accordance with 
the requirements of this chapter shall be considered 
as the property of the person causing such record to 
be made, and shall be subject to sale, assignment, 
transfer, device and descent, the same as personal 
property. Instruments of writing- evidencing any such 
sale, assignment or transfer must be acknowledged as 
deeds to real estate are now regarded by law to be, and 
must be recorded in the office of the State Board of 
Live Stock Commissioners, in a book to be, by the said 
State Board of Live Stock Commissioners, respectively 
kept for that purpose, which shall be properly in- 
dexed. Recording of such instrument shall have the 
same force and effect as to third parties, as the record- 
ing of instruments affecting real estate, and the ac- 
knowledgment of same shall have the same force and 
effect as the acknowledgment of deeds to real estate, 
and a certified copy of the record of any such instru- 
ment, duly acknowledged, may be introduced in evi- 
dence the same as is now provided for certified copies, 
of instruments affecting- real estate. 

Sec. 2605. As amended by chapter 126 Session 
Laws, 1913= Brand Book. It shall be the duty of the 
State Board of Live Stock Commissioners to publish 
a brand book, in which shall be given a facsimile, or 
copy, or all brands and marks recorded in the office 
of the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners, to- 
gether with the owner's name, postoffice addresses and 
the county or counties wherein the brand was orig- 
inally recorded; which names, brands, and marks shall' 
be arranged in the most convenient form for reference- 
Said book shall be bound in good and substantial 
binding; one copy of which shall be forwarded to the 
County Clerk of each county, in whose ortice it shall 
be kept open for the inspection of all persons inter- 
ested. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the 
State Board of Live Stock Commissioners, quarterly, 
after the publication of such brand book, to furnish 
each County Clerk with a list of the brands and marks- 
recorded in his office during the preceding three 
months, and yearly thereafter to issue supplements of 
all brands and marks recorded in his office during the 
preceding year. The Secretary of the State Board of 
Live Stock Commissioners is authorized to publish, if 
he deem best to do so, a limited number of such brand 
books, and sell same for such price as he may consider 
reasonable and proper, which price shall not be less- 
than the actual cost of same. 

Sec. 2. Brand Book. "The fees thus secured in 
the foregoing section shall be deposited in the Statfe 
Treasury to the credit of the Inspection Fund." 

Sec. 2606. Failure to record — Deemed abandon- 
ment. On and after the first day of January, 1910, no 
person, company or corporation shall claim or own any 
brand or mark which has not been recorded in the 
office of the secretary of the state board of live stock 
commissioners in accordance with this chapter, and 
any failure to so record a brand or mark on or before 
the first day of January, A. D. 1910, shall be deemed 
an abandonment of the same; Provided, That no per- 
son, company or corporation shall be at liberty to 
claim or use any such abandoned brand or mark until 
after he has caused the same to be recorded in com- 
pliance with the terms of this chapter. 

Sec. 2607. As amended by chapter 126 Session 
Laws. 1913. Brands recorded every tenth year. Irr 
the year 1915 and every tenth year thereafter, every 
owner of a brand or mark used by him shall ie-record 
the same, and any failure to so re-record in the office 
of the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners any 
such brand or mark then in use by such live stock 
owner, shall be deemed an abandonment of same. 

Sec. 2. At the expiration of each re-recorfin^ pe- 
riod, the Secretary of the State Board of Live Stock 
Commissioners, shall notify by registered mail, at t'->e 
sriven addresses as on the record kent by the State 
Board of Live Stock Commissioners, the party bavins- 
such brand, brands or marks on record the year of 
such re-recording period, to the effect that the brand 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING IT 

or mark has not been re-recorded and the same must 
oe re-reeorueu witnin ninety days from the date of 
tms notice or said brand or mark will be declared 
abandoned, and will be allowed to other applicants. 

see. Zoom. As amended oy chapter 12 Session 
Laws ot is»Aa. bees, ±< or re-recoruing any old brand 
or marK, tne Secretary of tne State board of Live 
atoc-K Commissioners, snail charge the same as pro- 
vmeu in Sections ;s60i and 2t>0z. i'or recording' a bill 
ot sale tne sum ot one dollar for the first State re- 
coraeu brand or mark therein descriued and twenty- 
11 /e cents ror eacn additional recorded brand or mark 
tjien 01 record to tne party or parties executing suci,i 
bill of sale, which fee shall be deposited in the State 
Treasury to tne credit of tne Inspection Fund. 

See. 2009. As amended by chapter 12©' Session 
Laws of lt»±3. iiiarnl may be sold. Any recorded 
brand or mark may be conveyed to another by a bill of 
sale executed by the vendor which shall be properly 
acknowledged, but said conveyance shall not be com- 
plete nor snail the title to said brand or mark vest in 
tne vendee until tne Bill of Sale shall have been filed 
for record in the ofhee of the State Board of Live Stock 
Commissioners; Providing, that the Bill of Sale shall 
not transfer tlie right to use such brand, brands or 
mark from the county or counties in which they were 
originally recorued to any otner county or counties 
wnere the same brand or mark or one in conflict tnere- 
wltfa; may be recorded in the name of another party 
under a previous law. All such certificates of transfer 
must contain tne permission of the Secretary of tne 
State Board of Live Stock Commissioners to such 
transfer. 

See. 2. Location of brands. It is hereby made the 
duty of tne Secretary of the State Board of Live Stock 
Commissioners, at any convenient time he may choose 
before tne nr&t day ot January, 1915, to notify all per- 
sons, associations, companies or corporations, who 
ha\re aaopteu and recorued a brand or mark as pro- 
vided in section iii>01, and wao have not designated tlie 
particular place wnere such brand or mark is to be 
placed on nis- live stock, and also all persons, com- 
panies, associations or corporations, who have hereto- 
fore adopted and recorded a brand or mark, designat- 
ing tiiat such brand or mark may be used on any part 
of tne animal, or upon one or more than one part of 
the animal, to select and designate one particular part 
upon wnicn said brand shall thereafter be placed. 

Sec. 2610. Record of brands. The Board of Live 
Stock Commissioners shall keep an accurate record of 
all the stock brands and the names of the owners, and 
their postoffice addresses, of all the brands certified to 
it, as provided in this chapter, which record shall be 
open to the inspection of the public. 

Sec. 2611. Stock drover defined. Any person driv- 
ing live stock through any county in Wyoming is a 
stock drover. 

Sec. 2612. Stools drover to brand stock. Every 
stock drover must have all live stock by him driven 
branded. If he turns loose for grazing purposes any 
of such live stock, he shall lay before the Secretary 
of the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners a 
statement of the brands on such live stock, and if 
in the judgment of the secretary of the said board such 
brands conflict with any brand previously recorded in 
the office of the State Board of Live Stock Commis- 
sioners, the owner of said live stock shall brand them 
with a brand that the said secretary shall consider 
different from all brands then recorded in said office. . 

Sec. 2613. Stock drover shall keep stock sepa-* 
rated. Every stock drover shall keep his live stock 
separate and distinct from other live stock, and if by 
any chance his livestock becomes mixed with other 
live stock the stock drover shall forthwith separate 
the same; and every stock drover shall prevent his live 
stock from trespassing upon the property of another, 
and from injuring any irrigating ditch or any public 
■works. 

Sec. 2614. Unlawful to drive from home ranse. It 
shall be unlawful for any person to drive live stock 
away from its home range without authority from the 
owner of- said live stock. 

See. 2615. Only branded cattle to be slaughtered. 
No person shall purchase or slaughter any head of 
neat cattle until the same is distinctly branded. Ev- 
ery person engaged in slaughtering cattle shall keep 
a record of all cattle so slaughtered, naming the per- 
sons of whom such cattle were purchased, his place 
of residence, the age, sex and brands of the neat cattie 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 



so slaughtered, which record shall at all times be 
open for the inspection of any parson. 

Sees. 2616, 2617, 2618. Repealed by chapter 111 
Session Laws 1913. 

Chapter 111 Session Laws 1913 as amended and 
re-enacted by Chapter 103 Session Laws 1915. 

Sec. 1. Beef peddler's license. Any person or per- 
sons hereafter engaged in tne business of peddling beef 
in this state shall first obtain from the County Clerk, 
Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff, a peadler's licence to carry 
on such business, and snail pay tnerefor the sum of 
one dollar, said payment to ue made annually in ad- 
vance, and said license fee wnen collected snail be, 
covered into the general fund of the county. This 
provision of this section shall not apply to any pel son 
who may kill beef in good faith for nis own use. 

See. 2. Peddling- without license. Any person 
found peddling beef without first having outained t.ie, 
license provided for in Section 1 of this Act shall, upon 
conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty - 
five dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred and 
fifty dollars ($250.00). 

See. 3. Record of inspection of hides. Said ped- 
dler shall have the hide of each beef tagged with a 
numbered metal tag by the inspector or nis deputy, 
or the sheriff or his deputy, before the beef -is peddled 
or offered for sale and upon demand, must produce 
such hide or inspector's certificate of inspection. Said 
inspector or sheriff shall keep a record of the ped- 
dler's name, the number on the tag or tags used, tne 
brands on the hide or hides, and the date of inspection, 
and the officer making such inspection shall roi'warl 
a record of all inspections made, on or before tne first 
day of each month, to the Secretary of the State Board 
of Live Stock Commissioners and the County Clerk of 
his county, which said record of inspection shall be 
placed on file with the Secretary of the Board of Live 
Stock Commissioners, and with the County Clerk, and 
must be advertised in conformity with the rules and 
regulations of the Board of Live Stock Commissioners 
and in the official paper of the county. 

Sec. 4. Hides of cattle slaughtered for beef. Any 
person who may kill cattle for beef must produce on 
demand (of any person) either the hide of such ani- 
_mal or animals so killed for beef, or a certificate of 
inspection of the hide issued- by the live stock inspec- 
tor or his agent, or the sheriff or deputy sheriff. Any 
person convicted of violating the provisions of this 
section shall be guilty of a felony and shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than Twenty-five Dollars 
($25.00) or more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). 

Sec. 5. Repeal. Chapter 111 of the Session Laws 
of 1913, and all acts in conflict therewith are hereby 
repealed. 

Approved February 26, 1915. 

Sec. 2619. Inferior staliion not to run at large. 
No mustang or other inferior stallion over the age of 
twenty-four months shall be permitted to run at large, 
nor shall any stallion over the age of twenty-four 
months be permitted to run at large within three miles 
of any town, city or village. It shall be lawful for 
any person to castrate or cause to be castrated, any 
such animal or animals found running at large con- 
trary to the provisions of this section. Stallions pos- 
sessing one-fourth mustang or broncho blood shall be 
deemed mustang or inferior stallions. 

Sec. 2620. Inferior stallions may be taken up— 
When. Any person who shall find any stallion run- 
ning at large, as described in the next preceding sec- 
tion may take up such animal and keep the same in 
some secure enclosure, and take good care of such 
animal; and it shall be the duty of such person to 
immediately notify the owner of such animal, if such 
owner is known, and if said owner is unknown to said 
person, to immediately give notice by publication in 
some newspaper in the county in which such animal 
shall have been taken up, for a period of four succes- 
sive weeks, and which notice shall contain a full de- 
scription of all marks and brands, if any there be on 
such animals, and that unless the owner of such ani- 
mal makes claim for the same within six weeks from 
the date of its first publication, said animal will be 
castrated. The notice shall be signed by the person or 
persons having taken up the same. Said notice, keep- 
ing and caring for such animal shall be paid for by 
the owner of such animal, and until paid the person 
taking up the same shall have a lien upon such animal 
for his or their claims; and in case of said owner re- 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 19 

fusing or failing- to pay for such notice, keeping and 
caring for, witnin a reasonable time, the person having 
such claim shall be entitled to recover the same in tne 
same manner as an agistor's lien. 

Sec. 2621. Unlawfully castrating stallions. If any 
person snail castrate any stallion and it shall, on 
proper evidence before a competent court, be proven to 
tne satisfaction of said court tnat such animal was 
not of a class of stock prohibited from running at 
large by tne next two preceding- sections,, said persons 
snail be liable for damages to tne amount of treDle tne 
value of said animal so castrated," and costs of suit. 

sec. 2022. bogs running live stock. Dogs run- 
ning live stock against the wish of the owner of such 
live stock, may be killed in cases where the live stock 
has been injured or is threatened with injury thereby; 
and the person killing any such dog shall not be 
liable to the owner thereof where the vicious charac- 
ter of the dog, or the damage or danger of damage, is 
shown; Provided, however, that when live stock is 
trespassing- upon property, the owner thereof may use 
dogs to drive and keep off live stock from said prop- 
erty. 

See. 2323. Penalty. Any person violating or fail- 
ing to comply "with any of the. foregoing provisions of 
this chapter shall be imprisoned in the county jail not 
exceeding- sixty days, or shall be fined not exceeding- 
one hundred dollars, or both. 

See. 2o'24. Unlawful to obtain service from bull — 
When. It shall be unlawful for any person, without 
the consent of the owner, to take possession of any 
bull found running at large upon the open range and 
to confine the same in any enclosure for the purpose 
of obtaining service therefrom, where there is no in- 
tent on the part of said person so taking said bull to 
steal the same. And in any trial for violation of the 
provisions of this section, upon proof on the part of 
tne state that any person has taken possession of such 
bull, upon the open range, and has confined the said 
bull in any enclosure with cows, such -fact may be 
considered by the jury as bearing upon the question of 
the intent of such person, to secure unlawfully the ser- 
vice of such bull. Any person violating any of the 
■ provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a 
misdemeanor and fined not to exceed one hundred 
dollars, nor less than twenty-five dollars, or impris- 
oned ill' the county jail not to exceed three months, or 
both. 

CHAPTER 5, LAWS 1913. 

Sec. 1. Number of bulls required. Any person al- 
lowing or permitting cows of which he is the owne:, 
or agent of the owner, to run at large upon the public 
ranges of the state shall provide, and furnish at least 
one (1) bull to turn on range not later than July 1st 
of each year and to take said bull off range not later 
than January 1st of the following year, of not less than 
eighteen months of age, or registered or high grade, 
of the beef breed except in communities where dairy 
cows predominate, for every twenty-five (25) head 
she cattle one year of age or over, or fraction thereof, 
over ten head so permitted to run at large in this 
state; Provided, however, that this provision shall not 
apply to any person owning or permitting to run at 
large less than twenty (20) cows. 

See. 2. Penalty. Any person violating any of the 
provisions of this act. shall be deemed guilty of a mis- 
demeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined 
in a sum not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more 
than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense. 

Approved February 13, 1913. 

CHAPTER 174. 
LIVE STOCK COMMISSIONERS. 

Sec. 2625. Board — How appointed. The governor, 
at each session of the legislature, shall nominate, and 
by and with the advice and consent of the senate, ap- 
point a board of commissioners to be known as the 
"Board of Live Stock Commissioners of Wyoming." 

Sec. 2626. Number of members — Qualifications. 
Said board of live stock commissioners shall be com- 
posed of three members who shall be actual owners 
of live stock, or the owners of stock in a company or 
corporation, having live stock running at large upon 
the public lands of the state, and who shall be resi- 
dents of the state. 

See. 2627. Term of office. Said live stock commis- 
sioners shall hold their offices for the terrrr of two 
years, and until their successors shall lie duly ap- 
pointed and shall have qualified. 



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LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 21 

Sec. 2628. Oath. Said commissioners shall, before 
entering upon their duties, take the oath of office pre- 
scribed by. the state constitution. 

Sec. 2629. Vacancies — How fiiled. Any vacancy 
which shall occur in such board of live stock commis- 
sioners, during- the recess of the legislature, snail be 
filled by appointment by the governor, which appoint- 
ment shall be for the unexpired term. 

Sec. 2630. Officers of board. The board of live 
stock commissioners shall elect a president ana a sec- 
retary. The president shall be elected from the mem- 
bers of the commission. The office of secretary may 
be filled by a person not a memoer of the commission, 
who may be elected by the commission, and whose 
salary shall be fixed by the board in any sum not to 
exceed the amount hereinafter specified. 

Sec. 2631. Rules. Said commission may make such 
rules and regulations for the transaction of its busi- 
ness, and for the government of its employees and ap- 
pointees, not inconsistent with the provisions of this 
chapter, as may be deemed necessary and expedient. 

Sec. 2632. Quorum. A majority, of such ooard of 
live stock commissioners shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business, and a full record of its 
proceedings shall be kept by the secretary thereof. 

Sec. 2633. Meetings. It shall be the duty of the 
live stock commissioners to hold at least two regular 
meetings each year, one upon the first Monday in April, 
and the other at such time as the commission may 
direct. No session or meeting of the said board of 
live stock commissioners shall exceed in duration five 
conseutive days. 

"Sec. 2634. As amended Wyoming Session Laws 
1917. Members of said board shall receive the sum of 
six dollars ($6.00) per day while actually engaged in 
the performance of their duties, together with their 
actual expenses. The said Board of Live Stock Com- 
missioners shall pay its expenses out of such sum as 
may be from time to time appropriated therefor, 
in the same manner and under the same restrictions as 
other liabilities of the state are paid." 

''Sec. 26S5. As amended Session Laws 1917. The 
Secretary of the Commission shall receive for his ser- 
vices as such secretary, a yearly salary to be fixed by 
the said commission not to exceed twenty-four hun- 
dred dollars ($2400.00) to be paid to him in twelve 
monthly installments, out of any appropriation made 
tty law for that purpose. 

Sec. 2636. Eond of Secretary. The Secretary of 
the Board of .Live Stock' Commissioners shall give a 
bond to the state in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars, with two or more sufficient sureties, to be ap- 
proved by the governor, conditioned upon the faithful 
discharge of his duties, which bond shall be filed in the 
office of- the secretary of state. 

Sec. 2637. Term of Secretary. The Secretary of 
the commission shall hold his office for the period of 
two years subject to removal at any time by the board 
of commissioners, or a majority of them, for neglect, 
incompetency or failure to perform his duties, or for 
such other cause as may be deemed sufficient by the 
commission. In case of a vacancy arising in the office 
of secretary, the commission shall select a secretary 
for the balance of the unexpired term. 

Sec. 2638. Seal. The board of live stock commis- 
sioners shall have a seal upon which shall be engraved 
the words, "Board of Live Stock Commissioners of 
Wyoming." 

Sec. 2639. Uuty of board. The'board of live stock 
commissioners shall exercise a general supervision 
over, and so far as may be, protect the live stock of 
the state from theft and disease, and shall recommend 
from time to time such legislation as in their judgment 
will foster said industry. 

Sec. 2640. Annual meeting of stock owners. It 
shall be the duty of said live stock commissioners to 
call a meeting at the capital of the state of all stock 
owners of the state on the first Tuesday of April of 
each year for the purpose of recommending to the said 
commissioners the laying out of several round-up dis- 
tricts, and the time and place of beginning the round- 
uos upon the same, and to recommend the appointment 
of persons for commissioners for the round-up dis- 
tricts. 

See. 2641. Meeting for creating round-up districts. 
It shall be the duty of the board of live stock commis- 
sioners, on or before the first Wednesday after the 
first Tuesday of April for each year, and before ten 
o'clock a. m. of that day, to set apart, designate and 



22 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

divide the state into round-up districts, describing: 
each by number and giving- its boundaries. 

Sec. 2642. Round-up commissioner. The board of 
live stock commissioners is hereby authorized, and it 
is made their duty, on or before the first Wednesday 
after the first Tuesday of April of each year, to ap- 
point one commissioner for each of the several round- 
up districts, so set apart, described and designated by 
the live stock commissioners, winch commissioner .shall 
be known as round-up commissioner, and snail be 
an owner of live stock, or of stock in a company or 
corporation having cattle running at large within such 
district, and who shall also be a resident of such 
district. 

See. 2643. Inspection fund. It shall be the duty of 
the state treasurer to keep a separate accovint of all 
moneys received by him under this .chapter, J;o be 
known and designated as an "inspection fund," and to- 
pay all warrants properly drawn as provided in this 
chapter out of said fund, and said fund shall not be 
used for any other purpose than the expenditures con- 
templated by this chapter. 

Sec. 2044. Fund controlled by board. The inspec- 
tion fund created by this chapter shall ae under the- 
control of the board of live stock commissioners, to 
be expended by it in such a manner as shall best pro- 
mote and protect the live stock interests at the state; 
and in conformity with the provisions of law, and for 
no other purpose. 

Sec. 2645. Incidental expenses — How paid. All 
necessary expenses incurred by the commission in the 
matter of advertising-, books, maps, stationery, office 
rent, fuel, telegraphing, and incidental office expendi- 
tures, not to exceed the sum of one thousand dollars 
in any one year, shall be paid out of the inspection- 
fund by the state treasurer, upon warrants drawn by 
said auditor upon duly sworn bids certified to by the 
: secretary and under the seal of the commission, which 
certificate shall state the items of such indebtedness or 
expenses, that the same are just and were necessarily* 
incurred, and have not been paid. 

j Sec. 2646. Warrants of auditor for indebtedness or 
expense. For any indebtedness for expense incurred 
by the board of live stock commissioners in carrying- 
out the provisions of chapters 174 and 175, the state 
auditor shall draw his warrant on the state treasurer 
in the name of the person or persons to -whom such 
money is due and payable, upon a statement or sworn- 
bill of account rendered by such person or persons, 
when duly audited and accompanied by- a certificate 
signed by the president and secretary, and under the 
seal of the commission, which certificate shall state 
that such items of indebtedness or expense were neces- 
sarily incurred, that the same are just and have not 
been paid; ,the warrants so issued shall state that the 
same be paid out of the inspection fund. 

Sec. 2647. Duty of person slii'twiii'-; estrays. 
It shall be the duty of all persons shipping- estrays at 
once upon the sale thereof to remit to the secretary of 
the live stock commission the proceeds received for 
each and every estray, the ownership of which shall 
be unknown to the inspector, to whom a receipt for 
the same was given. If any inspector shall at any time 
sell an estray shipped from this state, he shall imme- 
diately remit the proceeds thereof to the secretary of 
the live stock commission. 

Sec. 2648. Estray fund. All moneys received by 
the secretary of live stock commission from the sale 
of estrays shall be*;ept by such secretary in his hands 
separate from any other fund, and shall be known as 
the "estray fund," and shall be so held by said secre- 
tary until so paid over to the owners of such estrays, 
or paid over to the state treasurer as hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

Sec. 1. The secretary of the live stock commission 
shall semi-annually, during- the last week of June and 
December of each year, send two lists of all unclaimed 
estrays, for which he has received payment, to the 
county clerk of each county, who shall post one copy 
in a conspicuous place in the court house, and place 
one copy on file in his office. It shall also be the duty 
of said secretary to cause such estray list to be adver- 
tised in the official paper of the board of live stock 
commissioners during the month of June and Decem- 
ber of each year. 

Sec. 2. Section 2649 of chapter 174 Compiled Stat- 
utes of Wyoming for 1910 is hereby repealed. All a"ts 
and parts of acts in conflict with the provision of this; 
act are hereby repealed. (S. L. of Wyo., 1917.) 



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Sec. 2650. Payment to owner for estray sold. The 

secretary of the live stock commission, upon satisfac- 
tory proof of the ownership of any estray sold as 
above provided, and for which he has received the 
money, shall pay such owner the amount received from 
the sale of such estray or estrays; Provided, that such 
ownership shall be proven within one year after the 
publication of the notice of sale of said estray or es- 
trays, as above provided. Proof of the ownership shall 
be by affidavit of the owner with at least one creaiole 
corroborating witness. 

See. 2051. When money in estray fund paid iJtto 
treasury. On the first Monday of January and the 
first Monday in July of each year, all moneys remain- 
ing- in the estray fund in the hands of the secretary of 
the live stock commission, which shall have been in 
the hands of said secretary for more than one year 
after the publication of a notice as above provided for, 
shall be paid to the treasurer of the state", and shall go 
to the general fund of the state. 

See. 2652. Report of board. It shall be the duty 
of the commission, at least ten days prior to each reg- 
ular session of the legislature, to make a full and com- 
plete report to the governor of all proceedings, and 
of all the receipts and expenditures, and of the condi- 
tion of the live stock interests of the state. 

Sec. 2653. Treasurer to give duplicate receipts for 
money. Whenever any money shall be paid into tne 
state treasury, under the provisions of chapters 174 and 
175, it shall be the duty of the treasurer to issue dupli- 
cate receipts therefor, one of which snail be immdei- 
ately deposited with the state auditor by the secretary 
of the commission, and thereupon the auditor shall 
charge the treasurer with the money so paid into the 
treasury. 

Sec. 2654. Fees and salaries paid out of inspection 
fund. All fees, salaries, compensation and expenses 
incurred under the provisions of chapters 174 and 175, 
shall be paid out of the inspection fund, as hereinbe- 
fore provided; and no fee, salary, compensation or ex- 
pense incurred under the provisions of said chapters* 
shall ever, under any circumstances, be paid out of 
any fund other than the said inspection fund. 

Sec. 2855. Unlawful to ship stock of others — 
Where. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons 
to drive or ship, or cause to be driven or shipped, or 
to consign, or to cause to be consigned, any estray 
cattle (without authority from tie owner thereof) from 
any place within this state, except through or to a 
point or place where an inspector or inspectors are 
located, by the said board of live stock commissioners. 
CHAPTER 175. 
STOCK INSPECTORS. 

Sec. 2H56. Appojutmeut of inspectors. The board 
of live stock commissioners is hereby authorized, and 
it is made its duty to appoint such stock inspectors as 
it may deem necessary for the better protection of tiie 
live stock interests of the state, and to distribute them 
at such point or places within or without the state as 
will, in their judgment, most effectually prevent the 
violation of any and all laws of the state for the pro- 
tection of stock. 

Sec. 2657. Bond of inspectors. Said inspectors 
shall each make and execute a bond, with two suffi- 
cient sureties, to the state in the sum of one thousand 
dollars, conditioned for the full and faithful perform- 
ance and discharge of their duties, said bond to be 
approved by the board of live stock commissioners 
and to be filed in the office of the secretary of state. 

Sec. 265S. Compensation of inspectors. Said in- 
spectors shall receive for their time of actual service 
such salary or compensation as shall be fixed by the 
board of live stock commissioners, in no case to ex- 
ceed the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars per 
month to any one person, to be paid by the treasurer 
out of any appropriation made by law for that purpose 
as herein provided. 

Sec. 2659. Penalty for receiving bribe. Any in- 
spector or other employee who shall receive any 
bribe, or who shall receive for the services required 
of him any compensation or reward other than is 
provided in this chapter, shall be immediately dis- 
charged and forever barred from employment by the 
commission, and be subject to the punishment pro- 
vided for bribery. 

See. 2660. Inspectors to be furnished with brand 
record. The secretary of the live stock commission 
shall keep a brand record in a book in wnicn ne shall 
enter all brands sent him for record by the owners of 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 25 



live stock within the state. He shall send or deliver 
to eacn inspector a full and complete list o£ such 
brands. 

Sec. 2661. Record of estrays to be kept by inspec- 
tors. .All inspectors snail Keep a record oiT ail estrays 
wnich tney may nnd in any suipment of cattle or 
horses in transit from tnis state, and snail take a re- 
ceipt for tne same from the snipper, or ni default ol 
sucn receipt, shall take such estray from such ship- 
ment, giving' tne shipper, a receipt for tne same on 
benaif of tne live stock commission. 

Sec. 2662. fieport. Said inspector shall make a 
report every thirty days of all sucn estrays not here- 
totore reported to the secretary of the live stock com- 
mission, giving a description of the same, stating any 
brands or otner marks by which tne same may be 
identified, fcjaid secretary shall keep a record of all 
such estrays reported to nim as aforesaid, which shall 
at all times be open to the public for inspection. 

Sec. 2663. as amended by Cnapter 58, Session 
Laws, 1915. Swine, Elk and Goats. 

Sec. 1. Not to run at large. That Section 2663 of 
Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1910, be amended and 
re-enacted to read as follows: 

See. 2663. It shall be unlawful for any owner or 
owners of any swine, goats or domestic eik to allow 
the same to run at large within the State of Wyoming. 

Sec. 2. Pena.ty tor violation. fnat Section z6ol 
of the Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1910, ue amended 
and re-enacted to read as follows: 

See. 2664. Any person violating the preceding 
section, after twenty-four hours' written notice by a 
proper officer, shall be deemed guilty of a misde- 
meanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be fined in 
any sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars for each 
offense, in the discretion of the court. 

Sec. 3. Notice to owner. Taat Section 2665 of the 
Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1910, be amended and 
re-enacted to read as follows: 

See. 2665. It shall be the duty of every sheriff, 
deputy sheriff, constable, marshal or policeman in tnis 
state, upon ascertaining by his own Knowledge, or by 
notice, verbally or otherwise given, that any swine, 
g-oats, or domestic elk are running at large, to imme- 
diately give said written notice to the owner or own- 
ers of said swine, goats or domestic elk, or to the 
agent or manager of the business of said owner or 
owners, and if the owner or owners of said swine, 
goats or domestic elk are to said officer unknown, said 
officer may impound said swine, goats or domestic elk 
until claimed by the owner thereof, and may charge a 
fee of twenty-five cents per day for the keeping of 
each and every swine, goat or domestic eiK, and ten 
cents each for impounding, but such impounding shall 
not exonerate from the said penalty. 

Sec. 2666. Repealed by Chapter 58, Session Laws. 
1915. 

Sec. 2667. As amended by Chapter 58, Session 
Laws, 1915. Duty of sheriffs, constables, marshals, 
and policemen. It shall be unlawful for any owner or 
owners of swine, goats, or domestic elk to allow the 
same to run at large within the limits of any county, 
city or town within the State of Wyoming. And it 
shall be the duty of every sheriff, deputy sheriff, con- 
stable, marshal or policeman in said state, upon no- 
tice that any swine, goat or domestic elk are so run- 
ning at large, to immediately give written notice as- 
certaining by his own knowledge, or by notice verbally 
or otherwise given to the owner or owners of said 
swine, goats or domestic elk, or to the agent or man- 
ager of the business of the owner or owners; or if the 
owner or owners of said swine, goats or domestic elk 
are to the said officers unknown, then in either case 
said officers shall impound said swine, goats or domes- 
tic elk, until claimed by the owner thereof, and may 
charge a fee of twenty-five cents per day for the 
keeping of each and every swine, goat or domestic 
elk, and ten cents each for impounding; but such im- 
pounding shall not exonerate from the said penalty. 

Sec. 2f?6S. As amended by Chapter 58, Session 
Laws, 1915. Sale of impounded animals. If said 
swine, goats or domestic elk, are not claimed within 
seven days, the impounding officer shall nost at leasl 
three notices in conspicuous places within the city, 
town or village, or settlement where they are im- 
pounded, stating that the said swine, goats or do- 
mestic elk will be sold to the highest bidder at public 
sale, such notices to specify a day of sale not less 
than three days later than the day of posting such no- 



26 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

tices, and the said swine, goats or domestic elk shall 
be sold at such time, and the proceeds of such sale, 
after deducting lawful expenses, shall be paid into tne 
public school fund; Provided, that the owner may at 
such sale claim and receive such net proceeds of sale, 
or that he may at an earlier date prove property and 
receive the same on paying the accrued charges ac- 
cording to the terms of this and preceding section. 

Sec. 2660. As amended by Chapter 58, Session 
Laws, 1915. Bill of sale. The impounding officer shall 
make the sale provided in the preceding section, and 
shall furnish the purchaser a bill of sale for such ani- 
mal or animals sold, which bill of sale shall constitute 
valid title to the same. 

CHAPTER 28. 
PROVIDING FOR SELLING OF IMPOUNDING ANI- 
MALS; PROHIBITING THE RUNNING AT 
LARGE OF LIVE STOCK, ETC. 

Sec. 1, S. L. 1911. Additional powers granted to 
cities and towns. That in addition to the powers pro- 
vided and given by law to the various cities and towns 
in the State of Wyoming, each and every city or town 
in the State of Wyoming, whether incorporated under 
a special chatter or act, or under the general law for 
the incorporation of cities or towns, shall have power 
to regulate, restrain and prohibit the running at large 
within the limits of said city or town, of cattle, horses, 
hogs, mules, sheep, goats, dogs and other animals, and 
to provide for the empounding of any such animals 
that may be running at large contrary to any ordi- 
nance of such city or town, and that such animals 
may be sold to discharge the cost and penalty pro- 
vided for the violation of such prohibition or regula- 
tion and the expense of empounding and keeping the 
same and of such sales; to provide for the erection of 
all needful pens and pounds for the use of such city 
or town within or without the town or city limits; to 
appoint and compensate keepers thereof, and to es- 
tablish and enforce rules governing the same. 

Chanter 177. Estrays. 

Chapters 2670, 2671, 2672, 2673, 2674, 2675, 2676, 
2677, 2678, 2679 of the Wyoming Compiled Statutes of 
1910. Repealed by Chapter 125, Session Laws 1913. 

Chapter 125, Session Laws 1913. Estrays. 

Sec. 1. Definition of estray. An}' bovine animal, 
horse, mule or ass, found running at large upon pub- 
lic or private lands, either fenced or unfenced in the 
State of Wyoming, whose owner is unknown in the 
section where found, or the owner of which cannot 
with reasonable diligence be found, or that is branded 
with two or more brands the ownership of which is 
disputed, neither party holding a Bill of Sale, shall be 
known as an Estray, and it shall hereafter be unlaw- 
ful for any person, persons, firm, company, association 
or corporation or their employees or agents to take 
up any such estray and retain possession of same, ex- 
cept as herein provided. 

Sec. 2o How taken uu. No person shall take up 
an estray animal except in the county where he re- 
sides and is a freeholder, nor unless the same be 
found in the vicinity of his residence. When any per- 
son shall take up an estray, he, she, or they, shall 
thoroughly inspect the brand or brands of such estray 
or estrays in the presence of two witnesses, and shall 
within five days thereafter make out a written de- 
scription of such animal or animals as the case may 
be, setting forth all marks or brands, and other marks 
of identity, such as color, age, sex, and forward same 
by mail to the Secretary of the Board of Live Stock 
Commissioners. Nothing in this section shall be con- 
strued so as to amend Section 2647, Chapter 174 of 
the Revised Statutes of 1910. 

Sec. 3. Penalty for taking- up estrays. Any per- 
son, persons, firm, company, association or corporation 
who shall take up or retain in his or their possession 
any estray as provided in Section 1 of this Act, with- 
out the owner's knowledge or consent, or who shall 
in any manner restrain from liberty for the puprose 
or purposes of using or making use of any such ani- 
mal or animals without the knowledge and consent of 
the owner, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon 
conviction thereof shall be fined not less than ten 
($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), 
or may be punished by imprisonment in the county 
jail not exceeding sixty days, or punished by both such 
fine and imprisonment for each offense, in the discre- 
tion of the court. 

Sec. 4. Board may return to owner., Upon re- 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 27 

ceiving notice of the taking up of any estray animal 
or animals, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of 
the Board of Live Stock Commissioners to make, or 
cause to be made, an examination of the State Brand 
Records, and if from this record the name of the 
owner or probable owner can be determined, he shall 
forthwith notify him of the taking- up of such estray 
or estrays and upon said owner proving- to the satis- 
faction of the Board of Live Stock Commissioners 
that the estray animal or animals are lawfully his, the 
said Board, shall issue to him an order to receive 
same, upon payment of any reasonable charges which 
may have been incurred in the care of said animal or 
animals so taken up; Provided, however, that no 
charge of more than ten cents per day, per head, 
shall be made or allowed for the care of any estray 
animal; and provided, further, that upon receipt of 
notice of the taking up of any estray animal or ani- 
mals, the Secretary of the Board of Live Stock Com- 
missioners may require a closer examination of the 
brands and marks, as set forth, in the notice, and may 
require a State Inspector to examine same before ad- 
vertising. 

Sec. 5. Chapter 125, Session Laws 1913, amended 
and re-enacted by Chapter 59, Session Laws 191&. 

If the Secretary of the Board of Live Stock Com- 
missioners shall be unable to determine from the rec- 
ords and description who is the owner or probable 
owner of such estray or estrays, he shall at once cause 
an advertisement to be published in the official news- 
paper of the county and in the newspaper published 
nearest the place where estray was taken up, once 
each week, for four consecutive weeks, and for one 
issue in the official paper of the Board of Live Stock 
Commissioners, giving a description of said animal or 
animals, stating when and -where the same were taken 
up, and giving notice that unless the same are claimed 
by the legal owner within ten days after the last pub- 
lication of said notice, then the same shall be sold by 
the Board of Live Stock Commissioners for the bene- 
fit of the owner if found within the time now specified 
by law. Within ten days after the first publication of 
said notice, three copies thereof shall be posted in 
three public places in the vicinity of the place where 
said animal or animals were taken up. 

Sec. 6. Sale of estvay. If said animal or animals 
shall not be claimed within ten days after the last 
publication of said advertisement they shall be sold 
by the sheriff or other person acting as agent of the 
Board of Live. Stock Commissioners in such manner- 
's the Board may direct. It shall be the duty of the 
person making such sale to give a bill of sale to the 
purchaser from the Board of Live Stock Commission- 
ers, signed by himself as agent of said Board, which 
bill of sale shall be legal evidence of the owners-hip 
of said animal or animals by the purchaser thereof, 
and shall be a legal and valid title to said animal or 
animals. 

Sec. 7. Proceeds of sale in estray fund. The per- 
son making the sale of such estray or estrays shall 
return the proceeds of such sale to the Board of Live 
Stock Commissioners, who shall pay the expenses in- 
curred in taking up, holding, advertising and selling 
such animal or animals, and place the balance in the 
estray fund of the said Board, making a record of 
same, showing the marks and brands and other means 
of identification of said animal or animals, and giving 
the amount realized from the sale of same, which said 
record shall be open to the inspection of the public 
and shall also be advertised as is now provided by 
law for advertising estrays. Should the lawful owner 
of any estrays which have been sold as provided 
herein be found within one year after the sale of such 
animal or animals, the net amount received from the 
sale of such estray or estrays less the sum of one 
dollar for each estray, to be retained by the Board ot 
Live Stock Commissioners, shall be paid to said owner 
upon his proving ownership to the satisfaction of the 
said Board of Live Stock Commissioners. If at the 
end of one year the proceeds from the sale of estrays 
remain unclaimed, same shall be disposed of as is now 
provided by law. 

Sec. S. Taker up must hold. Upon taking up any 
estray animal or animals and sending description of 
the same to the Board of Live Stock Commissioners, 
as provided in Section 2 of this Act, said taker up 
shall be entitled to hold the same lawfully until re- 
lieved of their custody by the said Board of Live 
Stock Commissioners. Should a claimant for said ani- 



2& LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

mal or animals apply to the taker up for possession, 
of the same the said taker up shall at once notify the 
said Board of Live Stock Commissioners in writing 
of such application, and should the said Board be sat- 
isfied that said applicant is the lawful owner, it shall 
forthwith issue an order by the Secretary, authorizing 
said taker up to deliver said estray or estrays to the 
owner who may be required to pay the charges made 
by the taker up as provided in Section 4. 

Sec. 9. Penalty for not repoitiug. It shall be un- 
lawful hereafter for any person other than an autnor- 
ized agent of the Board of Live Stock Commissioners 
to take up or retain possession of any estray animal 
or animals, except as herein provided, and any person 
who shall take up and retain possession of any estray 
or estrays, without notifying the Board of Live Stock 
Commissioners, within the time as provided by this 
Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon con- 
viction may be fined not more than one hundred dol- 
lars ($100.00) or by sixty days' imprisonment in the 
county jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment 
for each and every offense. 

Sec. 10. Animals that escape from custody. II 
any animal, after having been taken up by any per- 
son under the provisions of this Act shall escape, or 
be taken from the possession or custody of such per- 
son before the same shall have been disposed of under 
the provisions of this Act, then such person shall have 
the right to recover the same wherever the same may 
be found, to be held by., him until disposed of as pro- 
vided for in this Act. 

Sec. 2680. Estray stallions and packs. If any 
horse or ass not gelded, two years old or upwards, 
shall be found running at large, it shall be lawful for 
any person to take up such horse or ass, and forth- 
with give notice to the owner or keeper, if he be 
known to the taker up, and if the owner or keeper 
do not appear within six days thereafter and pay to 
the said taker up, five dollars, as compensation for 
his trouble, the taker up shall proceed to advertise 
said horse or ass, and the same proceedings shall " 
be had in every respect as hereinbefore provided in 
the case of estray horses and mules; Provided, That 
the taker-up may, after the expiration of thirty days 
from the time of advertising, geld, or procure to be 
gelded, the said horse or\ass, which shall be done at 
the risk and expense of the owner, except when such 
horse or ass is in the owner's herd, or in care of the 
owner's herder. 

Sec. 2681. Liability for death of estray. Should 
any animal taken up as an estray, die while in the 
possession of the person taking it up, he shall not 
be liable for the loss, unless its death was the result 
of mistreatment or wilful neglect. 
CHAPTER 178. 
STATE BOARD OF SHEEP COMMISSIONERS. 
See. 2682. As amended by Chapter 68, Session 
Laws 1917. Appointment — Qualifications. The gov- 
ernor with the consent of the senate, is hereby di- 
rected and empowered to appoint a board of sheep 
commissioners, to consist of three members. Two 
members to be appointed for a term of two years and 
one member to be appointed for a term of four years, 
and every . two years hereafter one member shall be 
appointed for a term of two years and one member for 
a term of four years. They shall hold office as here- 
tofore specified or until their successors are appointed, 
and qualified, and in case of a vacancy in said board 
from death, resignation or otherwise, the governor 
must fill the vacancy by appointment. Each member 
of said board shall be a qualified elector of the 
county from which he is chosen, and an owner of 
sheep within the state, and must reside during his 
term of office within such county which must be a 
part of the district from which he was appointed. 

See. 2683. Oath — Term of office. Members of said 
board before entering upon their duties shall each 
take the oath of office prescribed by the constitution, 
which must be filed in the office of the secretary of 
state. They shall hold office for a term of two years, 
or until their successors are appointed and qualified. 
and in case of a vacancy in said board from death, 
resignation or otherwise, the governor must fill such 
vacancy by appointment. 

Sec. 2684. As amended by Chapter 107, Session 
Laws 1915. Organization — Secretary's bond. The 
board must organize by electing one of its members 
as president, and the board is authorized to appoint 



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A. W. French, D. V. S. E. F. Kinsley, D. V. S. 

State Veterinarian Deputy State Veterinarian 

state veterinarian office at star stables 

n , w, • Phone 56 RED 

Lheyenne - - Wyoming Residence Phone 26S 



J. R. Bond, D. V. M. 

Assistant 
State Veterinarian 



Gardiner B. Jones 

Veterinarian 
Phone 78 Buffalo, Wyo. 



H. R. Millard, D. V. M. Dr. H. C. Hughes 



Secretary State Board of 

Sheep Commissioners 
Deputy State Veterinarian 
Cheyenne - - - Wyoming 



Graduate Veterinarian 

Wyoming- Deputy 
Office 4 and K St. 
Scottsbluff. Nebr. 



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Army, has located and 
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Dr. H. C. Eliot 

Veterinary Surgeon 
Office and Hospital 33" 

East Brundage St. 
Phone 230 Sheridan, Wyo. 



B. J. Baker, D. V. S. 

Wyoming License i\o. .26 

Deputy State Veterinarian 

of Wyoming 

Mitchell - - - Nebraska 



Wm. F. Pflaeging, 
D. V. S. 

Veterinary Surgeon 

Office— Allen's Barn 

Douglas - - Wyoming 



W. A. Robertson, 
M. D. C. 

Deprty State Veterinarian 

Lander, Wyoming 

Phone 173- P or 69-W 



Dr. W. L. Scofield W. B. Hobson, V. M. D. 



Deputy State Veterinarian 
Cody, Wyoming 



Cheyenne, Wyo. 

Denutv State Veterinarian 

Phone 18 & 731-W 



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State Deputy 
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30 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 



a secretary-treasurer, which secretary-treasurer shall 
receive sucn compensation as may be allowed by said 
boaru. rue members of said board snail receive tne 
sum of si ^ uoiia-rs per uay while actually engaged in 
tne periuniiiUKe 01 tneir duties, togetner wim tneir 
actual expenses. Tne secretary-treasurer shall give a 
bond to tne State of wyoming in tne sum 01 nve 
tnousand dollars, with good anu sunicient sureties. 

sec. 2t>%5. as amended by Cnapter 10 (, Session 
Laws 191o. districts — inspection. Tne state is Hereby 
divided into tnree aistricts for inspection and' other 
purposes, as tonows: District No. l, or tne southern 
district, snail comprise the counties of Platte, Gosnen, 
Laramie, Albany, Carbon, bweetwater, Uinta and Lin- 
coln; District mo. z, or the central district, shall com- 
prise tne counties of Fremont, Hot Springs, Wash- 
akie, Natrona, Converse and Niobrara; .District No. 
3, or the northern district, shall comprise the counties 
of Crook, Weston, Campbell, Sheridan, jonnson, Big 
Horn and Park. The board may appoint such inspec- 
tors as it may deem necessary, in tne manner and as 
the said board may provide by its rules and regula- 
tions, which said inspectors shall be subject at all 
times to tne command of tne said board. Tne board 
snail exercise an exclusive supervision over, and do 
and cause to be done all tilings practicable to protect 
tne sheep interests of the state from theft and uisease, 
and it snail prepare and promulgate in pampnlet or 
circular form such rules and regulations as it may 
deem necessary for the quarantining and dipping of 
sneep infected with scab and all otner contagious and 
infectious diseases, detrimental to sheep, or tnat nave 
in any manner been exposed to such infectious and 
contagious diseases, and for the speedy and effective 
suppression and extirpation of disease among sheep 
as are not in conflict with the provisions of this 
enactment. It shall be the duty of tne board to devise 
and recommend from time to time such legislation, as 
snail foster and develop the sheep industry of the 
state. The board is also given power to subpoena wit- 
nesses* in prosecutions of alleged violations of tnis 
enactment. Tne board shall convene at least once a 
year, or as frequently as it shall deem necessary. The 
manner of the transaction of its business and the 
duties of its officers shall be prescribed by the board 
by appropriate by-laws. 

Sec. 2086. Expenses of administration. It is the 
duty of the board to audit all bills for expenses in- 
curred in the protection or fostering of the sheep in- 
dustry incurred under the provisions of this enact- 
ment, and if found correct to certify the same to the 
state auditor, who shall draw a warrant on the state 
treasurer in favor of the party or parties ^entitled to 
such compensation in the sum so certified, payable out 
of the "Sheep Inspection and Indemnity Fund," or 
any other funds at the disposition of the board. 

Sec. 2(58?'. Report. The board must make an an- 
nual report, in writing, to the governor, on the thir- 
tieth day of November of each year. Such report 
must give a complete statement of the transactions of 
the board during the year. 

See. 268S. Expenses of board — How paid. The 
said board of sheep commissioners shall pay its ex- 
penses out of such sums as may be from time to time 
appropriated therefor, or said expenses shall be paid 
from the sheep inspection and indemnity fund, in the 
same manner and under the same restrictions as other 
liabilities of the state are paid. 

Sec. 2<>8JJ. Sheep inspectors — Oath — Bond. Each 
sheep inspector shall, before entering upon the duties 
of his office, take the' oath required by the constitution 
for other officers, unless he be a representative of the 
bureau of animal industry of the United States, and 
shall give a bond to the State of Wyoming in the sum 
of five thousand dollars, with good and sufficient sur- 
eties, which shall be approved by the commissioners 
of the district from which tire said inspector is ap- 
pointed, also by the president of the board of sheep 
commissioners, and which bond shall be conditioned, 
that such sheep inspector shall well and faithfully 
perform the duties of his office, as prescribed by law, 
and faithfully account for and turn over to the secre- 
tary-treasurer of the state board of sheep commission- 
ers all funds collected by the said inspector. 

See. 2690. Bond may he sued upon Xry injured 
person. Such bond with the oath endorsed thereon, 
shall be recorded in the office of the state board of 
sheep commissioners, and shall also be recorded and 
filed in the office of the secretary of state, and such 



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bond may be sued upon by any person injured by the 
unfaithful performance of duty of such inspector, and 
a copy of said oath and bond certified by the secretary 
of state shall be received as evidence of its contents 
in all courts of the state; Provided, however, Tnai 
where, in the enforcement of quarantine regulations, 
owners of property are injured tnereoy, the person, 
corporation or company responsible for the necessity 
of such quarantine, and all tnose exercising owner- 
ship over the sheep so quarantined shall be liable for 
all damages and injuries occasioned thereby. 

See. 2691. As amended by Chapter S-U, Session 
Laws 1917. Duty of inspector. Scab quarantine. 
Whenever, upon examination by a sheep inspector, any 
flock of sheep, kept or herded in the State of Wyo- 
ming, shall be found to be infected with scab or any 
other contagious or infectious disease detrimental to 
sheep, or that have been exposed in any manner to 
any such disease, such inspector shall forthwith take 
charge of and treat said sheep by dipping or other- 
wise for said diseases, as soon as possible, and witnin 
a period of not less than ten days, nor more than 
fifteen days immediately succeeding said first dipping 
or treatment, to again dip such sheep; also to keep 
said sheep from contact with other sheep by such 
means as he may specify, until such time as such in- 
spector is satisfied of the complete eradication of such 
scab, or other infectious or contagious disease, and 
such inspector shall then in writing issue a permit to 
the owner or controller of said sheep releasing said 
sheep from quarantine, and such inspector shall have 
the power to give such notice as in his judgment the 
conditions in each case may require that such sheep 
are quarantined within certain limits to be by him. 
fixed and specified, and that such other sheep owners 
shall not enter upon such quarantine grounds with 
their flocks of sheep until further notice; and should 
any flock of sheep free from scab or any other infec- 
tious or contagious disease enter or intrude upon 
any ground embraced within the limits set apart for 
such quarantine, or upon any ground or within any 
enclosure where infected, diseased or exposed sheep 
have been, then such sheep shall be subject to the 
same regulations and treatment as sheep infected with 
scab or other infectious or contagious diseases detri- 
mental to sheep. Where sheep must be dipped in the 
immediate vicinity of said quarantine and no prep- 
arations have been made upon the part of the owner 
or owners thereof to provide suitable dipping works, 
inspector is authorized to prepare such dipping works 
as may be necessary at the expense of the owner. If 
the said sheep cannot subsist upon range forage until 
they have been treated, the inspector shall then pro- 
vide feed at the owner's expense. All expenses for so 
doing, including the expenses and per diem of such 
inspector as hereinafter provided, for every day or 
part of a day in which the inspector may be engaged 
in treating such sheep, shall become and be a lien 
upon the said sheep until the same is paid and if the 
same be not paid within ten days after such treatment 
has been completed, he shall collect the same, together 
with the cost and expenses of collection, by advertis- 
ing and selling said sheep, or so many thereof as may 
be necessary in the manner provided by law for the 
sale of personal property on execution; provided, 
however, that no person, company or corporation shall 
be required to dip a flock of ewes, or any part of 
them, in which there are ewes with lambs, at any time 
from the fifteenth day of April until the first day of 
July in any year, but all such ewes with lambs in- 
fected with scab or other infectious or contagious dis- 
eases, or that have in any manner been exposed to any 
such disease, must be held in quarantine and kept 
separate from sound sheep. It shall also be the duty 
of the inspector to require the owner or owners of 
such ewes with lambs while held in quarantine, dur- 
ing the above periods of exemption to spot and hand 
dress all sheep in the flock that show scab or any 
infectious or contagious disease, with some of the 
dips recognized by the Bureau of Animal Industry; 
and the inspector shall have power to enforce spotting 
or hand dressing during the periods of exemption 
above referred to, the same as he has power to enforce 
dipping at any other period of the year. All sheep 
which are kept or herded within the limits of the 
State of Wyoming, shall, between the fifteenth day of 
April and the first day of November of each year, be 
dipped under the supervision of an authorized sheep 
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mended by the state board of sheep commissioners, 
said dip to be used at a strength sufficient to eradi- 
cate scabies. The owner or controller of said sheep 
so dipped, shall, within twenty days after the comple- 
tion of such dipping file with the authorized sneep 
inspector or the state board of sheep commissioners 
the afndavit of two persons who were present and 
assisted in said dipping, which affidavit shall state tne 
number of sheep or bucks dipped, kind of dip used, 
and the manner, time and place of such dipping. Tiie 
per diem and expenses of the inspector to be paid by. 
the owner or controller of tne sheep so dipped. 

"The state board of sheep commissioners is hereby 
authorized and empowered to take charge of and dip 
as soon as possible after the first day of November 
of each year, all sheep kept or herded witnin the 
limits of the State of Wyoming, not previously dipped 
within the period required by this section, and all tne 
expenses for so doing, including the per diem and ex- 
penses of an authorized sheep inspector, shall be paid 
by the owner of said sheep and the same shall become 
and be a lien upon such sheep until paid and snail be 
collected within the time and in the manner heretofore 
provided in this section for the collection of the ex-- 
penses and per diem of such inspector incurred in 
the dipping or treating of diseased or tick-infested 
sheep. All loss or damage which results from the 
enforcement of this section is to be paid by the owner 
of the sheep. 

"The state board of sheep commissioners is hereby 
authorized and empowered to make such rules and 
regulations as they deem necessary relative to the 
administration of this section. 

"Any person who is the owner or controller of any 
sheep within the State of Wyoming violating tne pro- 
visions of this section, shall be guilty of a misde- 
meanor and shall be subject to a fine of not more than 
two thousand dollars ($2,000.00)." 

Sec. 20U2. Governor may issue Quarantine procla- 
mation — Penalty. Whenever the governor of the state 
shall have good reason to beneve tnat any disease 
covered by tnis enactment has become epidemic in a 
certain locality in any state or territory, or tnat con- 
ditions exist tnat render sheep liable to convey dis- 
ease, or whenever the coard of sheep commissioners 
snail certify to tne governor tnat conditions exist that 
render sneep likely to convey disease, the governor 
shall forthwith by proclamation schedule such locality 
or localities and prohibit the importation from them 
of any sheep into this state until such time_ as the said 
quarantine proclamation shall be raised by the gover- 
nor. Any person, company or corporation or any agent, 
servant or employe thereof, who after the publication 
of such proclamation shall knowingly receive in charge 
of any sheep from any of the prohibited districts and 
transport, convey or drive the same within the bound- 
aries of any county of this state, shall be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction 
thereof, be punished by imprisonment in a county jail 
for a term of not more than one year, or by a fine of 
not more than five thousand dollars, or by both, and 
further, shall become liable for any and all damages 
and loss that may be sustained by any person or per- 
sons by reason of the importation or transportation of 
such prohibited sheep; Provided, however, That noth- 
ing herein contained shall prohibit the transportation 
of sheep from such district through the state by rail- 
road trains; Provided, Such sheep are not unloaded 
within this state. 

See. 26S)3. Unlawful to bring: infected sheep into 
the state. It shall be unlawful for any person, com- 
pany or corporation or any agent, servant or employe 
thereof, to bring into this state any sheep infected 
with scab or other infectious or contagious disease, 
or that have in any manner been exposed to such dis- 
ease. Any person, company or corporation, or any 
agent, servant or employe thereof, violating the pro- 
visions of this section, shall be guilty of a misde- 
meanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished 
by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not 
more than one year, or by a fine of not more than five 
thousand dollars, or by both. 

Sec. 2694. As amended by Chapter 1?2, Session 
Laws 1913. Provisions — Penalty. Any person, com- 
pany or corporation, or any agent, servant or employe 
thereof, intending to bring or cause to be brought from 
any other state or territory, the District of Columbia, 
or from any foreign country, any sheep or bucks into 
the State of Wyoming, in any manner, except by ship- 



34 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WSTOMING 

ping the same through the state by railroad train, 
snail, ten days beiore crossing tne state line, notuy 
tne secretary-treasurer of tne state board of sheep 
commissioners at Cueyenne, Wyoming, of such pro- 
posed action, wnicli notice snail set forth the numoer 
of sneep or bucks, the urands or marks tnereon, the 
name of the owner thereof, and tne locality from wnicu 
sneep came and through which they have been driven, 
and accompany such notice with a tee equal to the 
sum of three cents per head for tne total number of 
sneep and twenty-five cents for tne total number of 
Iducks embraced witnin the notice, and all fees so col- 
lected shall ue paid into the state treasury to tne credit 
of sneep inspection and indemnity fund, wnich fund is 
hereby created, and shall be available for any of 
the lawful expenses of tne board; Provided, however, 
That sheep trailing into the state from adjoining- 
states for immediate interstate shipments and sheep 
and bucks shipped or trailed into tins state for show 
and exhibition purposes, sheep and bucits grazing 
along and across state lines, and sheep snipped from 
any part of this state to feed yards in any other part 
of the state, when shipment is made by inter-state 
route, shall be governed by the rules and regulations 
of the state board of sheep commissioners. If any 
person, company, or corporation, or any agent, ser- 
vant or employe thereof, snail be guilty of violation 
or evasion of the provisions of this section, said per- 
son, company, or corporation, or any agent, servant, 
or employe thereof, shall upon conviction, be punished 
by imprisonment in a county jail for a term of not 
more than one year, or by a fine of not more than five 
thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprison- 
ment. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage and approval. 

Approved March 1, 1913. 

Sec. 2<li)7i. As amended by Chapter 64, Session Laws 
1911. Imported sheep must be dipped. All sheep or 
bucks imported to Wyoming from any state, territory 
oi' tne .District of Columbia, or from any foreign 
country, shall upon entering tne state, irrespective of 
tiie time of such entry, be dipped twice by an inspector 
of the board of sheep commissioners, the first dipping 
to be performed immediately after the said sheep or 
bucks arrive in the state, and within a period of not 
less than ten days, or more than fifteen days after tne 
said first dipping, the said sheep or bucks shall again 
be dipped, and after the said second dipping, if the 
said sheep or bucks are free from disease, tney shall 
be released and shall thereupon become subject to the 
laws, rules and regulations governing otner sheep 
within the state. Provided, however, That the state 
board of sheep commissioners may make reasonable 
rules and regulations, under which sneep or i.uuks, 
free from the disease, may enter the state without 
dipping, or by being dipped only once. 

Sec. 2096. Laws governing sheep in transit thrown It 
the state. Any sheep in transit through this state 
upon any railroad train shall not be unloaded from 
such train for any purpose except for feeding, and 
shall be held in the feed yards or in grazing grounds 
to be provided by the railroad company carrying such 
sheep and shall not be allowed to leave the same. All 
expenses of enforcing the provisions of this section 
shall be paid by the owner, or owners, of said sheep. 
Any person, company or corporation, or any agent, 
servant or employe of such, who shall he gudty vi 
violation or evasion of the provisions of this Section, 
shall upon conviction thereof, be punished by impris- 
onment in a county jail for a term of not more than 
one year, or by a fine of not more than five thousand 
dollars or by both. 

Sec. 26!)7. Traveling permit — Penalty. Any per- 
son, company, corporation or association, or any agent, 
servant or employe of such, desiring to move his or 
their sheep which are not sound, or which are infected 
with scab or any infectious or contagious disease, or 
which have been exposed in any manner to any such 
disease, shall obtain from the inspector a traveling 
permit, but such permit shall only be granted for the 
purpose of moving said sheep to the nearest practic- 
able place where they may be treated for said disease, 
and by such route as such inspector shall designate. 
No such sheep shall be moved until such permit shall 
have been obtained. Any person, company, corpora- 
tion or association, or agent, servant or employe of 
such, who shall violate the provisions of this section, 
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon 



LJVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 3,5 

conviction thereof be punished by imprisonment in a 
county jail tor a term of not more tnan one year, or 
by a line of not more uian nve tnousand dollars, or Dy 
bum, ana any party injured, or damaged my reason Qi. 
u±e moving of said sneep snail be entitled to recover 
iiuiii said person, company or corporation, by civil 
action, tiie amount of damage that said party may have 
(sustained by reason tnereof. 

See. 2ti»8. iieports of scab. It shall be the duty 
of every person, company, corporation, or any agent, 
servant, or employe tnereof, owning- or having under 
his or tneir control any sheep or nock of sneep, wiiicli 
have become infected witn scao or otner infectious or 
contagious diseases, or wnicn have been exposed in any 
manner to such diseases, to forthwith report sucn fact 
in writing to the commissioner of the district in which 
said sneep are located, and to the secretary-treasurer 
of the board of sneep commissioners, and if any sucn 
person, company or corporation, or any agent, servant, 
or employe tnereof, shall fail, neglect, omit or refuse 
to so report such fact for a period of fifteen days, 
said person shall, upon conviction thereof, be punisned 
by imprisonment in a county jail for a term of not 
more tnan one year, or by a line of not more than five 
tnousand dollars, or by both. 

See. 2699. Who deemed owners. In any action or 
proceeding, civil or criminal, arising under this chap- 
ter, all persons having an interest in sneep and con- 
trolling the same, concerning which such action or 
proceeding is had, shall be deemed the owners of such 
sheep and shall be liable severally and jointly for a 
violation of this chapter. Any herder or other person 
in charge of sheep who shall wilfully refuse to give 
an inspector information as to the condition of sheep 
in his. charge, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and 
shall upon- conviction thereof be punished by imprison- 
ment in a county jail for a term of not more than one 
year, or by a fine of not more than five thousand dol- 
lars, or by both. In criminal actions against corpora- 
tions or individuals under this chapter, no arrests shall 
be necessary except in cases of nonresident persons, 
companies or corporations, but a summons containing 
notice of the time and place of trial, together with a. 
copy of the complaint filed before a justice of the 
peace, or in the court in which the action is com- 
menced, shall be served in the same manner and for 
the length of time provided by law for the service of 
summons in civil cases. 

Sec. 2700. Action — Where brought. The provi- 
sions of this chapter requiring the sheep inspector to 
prosecute for violation of its provisions shall not be 
construed as to prevent such prosecution from being 
commenced and prosecuted by other persons as crim- 
inal actions are commenced and prosecuted in other 
actions. 

Sec. 2701. Compensation of inspectors. Such sheep 
inspector shall receive such compensation as the board 
shall from time to time order, provided such sum does 
not exceed the sum of five dollars per diem, and shall 
not exceed the sum of one hundred dollars per month 
and all actual .necessary traveling expenses. 

Sec. 2702. U. S. Bureau Animal Industry — Rules. 
The board of sheep commissioners of Wyoming is 
hereby authorized to accept on behalf of the state, the 
rules and regulations prepared by the secretary of 
agriculture of the United States under and in pursu- 
ance of section numbered 3 of any act of congress, ap- 
proved May 29, 1884, entitled, "An Act for the estab- 
lishment of the bureau of animal industry to prevent 
the exportation of diseased sheep, and to provide 
means for the extirpation and suppression of infectious 
and contagious diseases among sheep," and to co-op- 
erate with the authorities of the United States in the 
enforcement of the provisions of said Act; Provided, 
however, That all action taken by the employes of the 
United States while acting under the provisions of 
this chapter as state inspectors of sheep and bucks, 
shall be exercised under instruction from the board of 
sheep commissioners. 

Sec. 2703. Authority of U. S. Bureau of Anii>»a1 In- 
dustry. The state hereby gives its consent and indi- 
cates its willingness that the Bureau of Animal Indus- 
try of the United States and its employes shall come 
within the State of Wyoming for all purposes con- 
nected with the exportation of diseased sheep and for 
the suppression and extirpation of pleuro-pneumonia 
and other contagious and infectious diseases among- 
domestic animals. 

Sec. 2704. Inspectors may call for assistance. All 



36 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 



federal authorities authorized as aforesaid, and the 
various inspectors of this state, shall have the power 
to call upon any constable, sheriff or peace officer in 
any county in Liis state to assist tnem in the discharge 
of their duties in carrying' out the provisions of this 
chapter, and of the act of congress aforesaid, and it 
is hereby made the duty of said officers to assist them 
when so requested, and the said federal inspector shall 
have the same power to enforce the laws of this state 
as the various inspectors of the state when authorized 
as aforesaid and engaged in the discharge of their 
official duties; Provided, That any person, company or 
corporation refusing to comply with the orders of such 
officer or federal inspector, shall be deemed guilty of a 
misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be 
punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a term 
of not less than thirty days, or more than six months, 
or by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or more than 
five hundred dollars, or by both. 

See. 2705. Board may employ attorneys. When- 
ever the board of sheep commissioners shall deem it 
necessary they may employ special attorneys to assist 
in the prosecution of violators of any of the sections 
of this chapter, and to render such other assistance 
as the board may deem necessary, such services to be 
paid out of any funds in the state treasury available 
for the use of the board. 

Sec. 2706. Board may call on state veterinarian lor 
assistance. Whenever the board of sheep commission- 
ers shall deem it necessary it may call upon the state 
veterinarian for his assistance in the examination and 
investigation of specific infectious diseases of sheep, 
and while engaged in such services, the state veteri- 
narian shall at all times act under the direction and 
control of the said board of sheep commissioners. 
CHAPTER 179. 
INSPECTION OF CATTLE. 

Sec. 2707. Road brands. Any person or persons 
engaged in buying cattle to oe driven out of Liis stale 
shall, before driving or removing said cattle from the 
piaee of purchase, properly idenUfy them with a suffi- 
cient and proper road brand made with hot iron or 
paint. 

Sec. 2708. Notice requesting- inspection. Any per- 
son or persons engaged in buying cattle to be driven 
out of the state, shall, before driving said cattle from 
this state, report to the nearest jubtice of the peace 
his or their intention so to do, and request the ap- 
pointment of an inspector to inspect said cattle. 

Sec. 2709. Justice to appoint inspector. It shall 
be the duty of every justice of the peace to whom such 
application is made, to immediately appoint a capable 
person to inspect said cattle, and said inspector shall 
thereupon inspect the said cattle, and if satisfied that 
the person claiming ownership thereof is entitled to 
the possession of said cattle, shall give to the agent in 
charge thereof a certificate of inspection, and shall 
make due return to the justice of the peace by whom 
he was appointed, showing the number of cattle in- 
spected, the brands thereon, the ownership thereof, 
and the date of such inspection, together with such 
other facts as he deems necessary. 

Sec. 2710. Owner shall pay lees. The fee for ap- 
pointment of inspector shall be one dollar, which shall 
be paid to the justice of the peace by the person ap- 
plying for such appointment. The fee for inspecting 
cattle shall be ten cents per head, which shall be paid 
to the inspector for his services, and which shall, until 
pai.d, be a lien on the cattle inspected; Provided, how- 
ever, That the minimum fee for inspecting any herd 
of cattle shall be two dollars and fifty cents, and the 
maximum fee shall be ten dollars. 

Sec. 2711. Penalty. Any person or persons en- 
gaged in buying cattle and driving the same out of 
this state, who shall violate any of the provisions of 
this chapter, shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not more 
than two hundred dollars, or confined in the county 
jail for not more than sixty days, or both, in the discre- 
tion of the court; Provided, however, That nothing in 
this chapter contained shall be construed as in any 
manner affecting the laws now in force respecting t^e 
larceny of live stock; and, provided further, that this 
chapter shall not be construed to apply to persons 
ranging or herding cattle on lands along, adjacent to, 
or traversed by state lines, where such persons are 
not engaged in buying cattle in this state to be driven 
out. 



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CHAPTER. 180. 

HORSE AND MULE INSPECTION. 
Sec. 2712. Duty of shippers. It shall be the duty 
of every person or persons, firm, corporation, or asso- 
ciation, shipping- or driving- any horses or mules out 
of the state, to hold the sane at so.ne convenient 
place for inspection as hereinafter provided by this 
chapter, and it shall be unlawful for any person or 
persons, firm, corporation or association to ship, trans- 
port, drive, or in any manner remove beyond the. 
boundaries of this state any herd, band or carload of 
horses or mules until the same shall have been duly 
inspected as hereinafter provided for. 

Sec. 2713. Liability of railroads — Penalty. It shall 
be unlawful for any railroad or transportation com- 
pany to receive for transportation beyond the hound - 
aries of this state any herd, bard, or carload of horses 
or mules, until such railroad or transportation com- 
pany shall have been furnished with a certificate by a 
duly authorized inspector of the county from which the 
shipment is to be made, showing that the brands upon 
such horses or mules have been duly' inspected as re- 
quired by this chapter, and any railroad or transporta- 
tion company, or any officer, agent or servant of any 
railroad or transportation company who shall violate 
the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty 
of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall 
be fined not less than one hundred dollars, and not 
more than five hundred dollars, in the discretion of 
the court. 

Sec. 2714. Sheriffs are inspectors. The sheriff of 
each county shall be an inspector of horses and mul°s 
under the provisions of this chapter, and it is hereby 
made the duty of the sheriff of each county to perform 
the duties hereinafter provided as such inspector, and 
he shall keep a record of all inspection made, sriving 
the name of the owner and shipper of any horses or 
mules, the several brands, the number of the car. and 
the destination of the shipment. He shall file with tbe 
hoard of county commissioners of his county On the 
first day of each month a complete report of all inspec- 
tions made during the month and shall also furnish a 
copy of each inspection as soon as made to the official 
newspaper of the county, which report shall he pub- 
lished once at the expense of the county, in the first 
issue of said newspaper published after its rec:ipt and 
the publisher of such paper shall forward a copy of 
his paper containing such report to each of the sheriffs 
of the state free of charge. 

Sec. 2j'15. Horses iriul mules must be inspected. 
Every person, firm, association or corporation or their 
or either of their agents, servants c'r employes having 
charge of any horses or mules destined for transporta- 
tion by rail or to be driven beyond the limits of this 
state, shall make application to the sheriff of the 
county in which such stock is located, or to his duly 
authorized agent, to inspect the brand or brands of 
any such horses or mules, stating- in such application 
the time and place when and where said horses or 
mules will be ready for inspection, and it shall be the 
duty of such sheriff or his deputy so notified, to attend 
without unnecessary delay, at the time ard place desig- 
nated in such application and inspect said norses, or 
mules, make the necessary record and give the neces- 
sary certificates required by the provisions of this 
chapter, the actual and necessary expenses of the sher- 
iff or his deputy in making such inspection to be al- 
lowed and paid by his county. In all cases where 
horses or mules are to be shipped out of the state by 
rail, the place of inspection shall be at some stock 
yard near the proposed point of shipment of said 
horses or mules from the state, and if the owner or 
person in charge of said horses or mules shall cause 
any unreasonable delay or loss of time to a sheriff or 
his deputy so notified to attenrt, such owner or person 
in charge of any such horses or mules shaM pay the 
expense and sala" v of such sheriff or his deputy during 
such delay or lo?s of time not to exceed five dollars 
per day. 

Sec. 2710. "Duty of sheriff. It shall be the duty of 
the sheriff or his deputy to demand proof of ownership 
from the person, persons, or corporation presenting 
horses or mules for inspection, by brand ^e^orri. 1 ill of 
sale, or t.ir> vouchers of at least two responsible per- 
sons residing in the state and said ' nroof of Qwnorsh'p 
must be at the satisfaction of the inspecting sheriff or 
his deputy. 

Sec. 2717. False certificate — Penalty. Any shv iff 



38 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

or his deputy who shall knowingly make any false 
certificate under the provisions of this chapter, and 
who snail knowingly swear falsely as to the truth of 
any report made by him to the board of county com- 
missioners, or wno shall accept any bribe or compensa- 
tion for tne performance or failure to perform the 
duties prescribed by this chapter, shall upon conviciton 
thereof, be guilty of a felony, and be fined in a sum 
not exceeding- one tnousand dollars or imprisonment 
in the state penitentiary not exceeding Ave years, or 
both, at the discretion of the court. 

See. 2718. Failure to inspect — Felony. Any person 
or persons who snail violate any of the provisions of 
sections 2712, 2715, 2716, or who shall remove any 
band, herd, or carload of horses or mules beyond the 
limits of this state without having the same inspected 
as required by the provisions of this chapter, shall be 
deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, 
shall be fined in any sum not less than five hundred 
dollars, and not more than five thousand dollars, or 
be imprisoned in the state penitentiary of this state 
for a period not less than one year nor more tnan 
three years, or both such fine and imprisonment. But 
nothing in this chapter contained shall be construed as 
in any manner affecting the laws now in force respect- 
ing the larceny of live stock. 

See. 2219. Inspection fee — Paid by owner. A fee 
of fifteen cents per head shall be charged on all horses 
or mules inspected under the provisions of this chap- 
ter, which fee shall be paid by the owner or person in 
charge of such horses or mules, and shall be a lien 
upon the horses or mules inspected until the same 
snail be paid. Said fee shall be collected by the sher- 
iff or his deputy performing the service, and shall be 
in full compensation for the service rendered in mak- 
ing such inspection, and all fees so collected for such 
inspection shall be paid into the county treasury to 
tne credit of the general fund of the county at the 
time of tne filing of the monthly report hereinbefore 
provided for; Provided, however, tnat said sheriffs 
are hereby authorized to seize and sell all unclaimed 
horses or muies which shall come into tneir posses- 
sion while in the discharge of tiieir duties as such 
inspectors, such sale to be conducted in tne manner 
and form now prescribed for tne advertising and saie 
of estrays and the proceeds of any such sale, less the 
actual expense of advertising, care, and keeping of 
such unclaimed horses or mules shall be paid into tne 
county treasury to the credit of the general fund of 
the county; Provided, further, that if the ownership 
of such estrays shall be establisned to the satisfaction 
of the board of county commissioners of the county in 
which such animals are sold within one year after 
date of notice of sale of such unclaimed animals, it 
shall be the duty of the board of county commission- 
ers to cause a county warrant to be issued against 
the general fund of the county in favor of the owner 
or owners of such unclaimed horses or animals in the 
amount of the net pr/jceeds derived from such sale. 
Proof of ownership shall be by affidavit of the owner 
or owners corroborated by at least two creditable 
witnesses. 

CHAPTER 73, LAWS 1915. 
LIVE STOCK INSPECTION. 

Sec. 1. Section 1 of Chapter 73 of the Session 
Laws of 1915 is hereby amended and re-enacted to 
read as follows: (Chap. 43, S. L. 1917.) 

"See. 1. It shall be tne duty of every person or 
persons, firm, corporation, or association, shipping any 
horses, mules, or cattle interstate or intrastate, to hold 
the same at some convenient place for inspection, 
until inspected, as provided by this chapter; and it 
shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, 
corporation, or association, to ship, trail, or in any 
other manner remove, interstate, or intrastate from 
their natural home ranges, any horses, mules, or cat- 
tle, until the saem shall have been duly inspected as 
hereinafter provided for; Provide:!,' That the provi- 
sions of this chapter shall not apply to cattle con- 
signed to any market at whit[c]h there now is an 
inspector commissioned by the board of live stock 
commissioners of this state; and provided further, 
that cattle billed to feed in transit to markets where 
an inspector is commissioned as provided above, if 
sold or in any other manner disposed of before reach- 
ing- such market center, that the shipper or owner 
must notify by telegraph or letter the county live 
stock inspector at the original loading point. Any 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 3D 

person or corporation violating the provisions of this 
section shall ue guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon 
conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one 
hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, 
in the discretion of the court.". 

Sec. 2. Violations by transportation companies. 
It shall be unlawful for any railroad or transporta- 
tion company to receive for transportation, interstate 
or intrastate, any horses, mules or cattle, excepting 
such as are consigned to a market at which there now 
is an inspector commissioned by the board of live 
stock commissioners of this state, until such railroad 
or transportation company shall have been furnished 
with a certificate of a duly authorised inspector, from 
the county from which the shipment is originally 
made, showing that the brands upon such horses, 
mules or cattle, have been inspected as required by 
this chapter; and any railroad or transportation com- 
pany, or any officer, agent or servant of any railroad 
or transportation company who violates the iDrovisions. 
of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misde- 
meanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not 
less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thou- 
sand dollars, in the discretion of the court. 

Sec. 3. County inspector — Unties. The county live 
stock inspector hereinafter provided for, shall be an 
inspector of horses, mules or cattle under the provi- 
sions of this chapter and it is hereby made the duty of 
the inspector hereinafter provided for, if such a one 
shall be appointed in any county, to perform the 
duties hereinafter provided, and said officer making 
such inspections shall forward a record of all inspec- 
tions made, giving the name of the owner and shipper 
of any horses, mules, or cattle; the number of the 
same together with all brands, the number of the car 
and the destination of the shipment, on or before the 
first day of each month, to the secretary of the state 
board of live stock commissioners and to the county 
clerk of his county, which said record of inspections 
shall be placed on file with the secretary of tie board 
of live stock commissioners and with the county elTk, 
ami must be advertised in the official paper of the 
board of live stock commissioners, and in a paper of 
general circulation in the county. 

Sec. 4. Application to inspector. Every person, 
persons, firm, corporation or association-, or their or 
either of their agents, servants, or employes having 
charge of any horses, mules, or cattle, destined for 
transportation by rail or otherwise re.noved interstate 
or intrastate, except those consigned to market cen- 
ters having an inspector commissioned by the board 
of live stock commissioners of this state shall make 
application to the live stock inspector hereinafter 
provided for, if there be such a one in the county in 
which the said stock is located, or his duly authorized 
agent, to inspect the brand or brands of any such 
horses, mules, or cattle, stating the time and place, 
when and where said horses, mules or cattle will be 
ready for inspection; and it shall be the duty of said 
live stock inspector or his deputy so notified to attend 
without unnecessary delay and inspect said cattle, 
horses or mules, making the necessary record and 
giving the necessary certificate required by the pro- 
visions of this law; the actual and necessary expenses 
of the inspector or his deputy in making such inspec- 
tion to be allowed and paid by his county. 

?ec. 5. Drty of inspector.. It shall be the duty 
of the live stock inspector, or his deputy, making such 
inspections, to demand proof of ownership from the 
person, persons, firm, corporation, or association pre- 
senting horses, mules, or cattle for inspection, by 
brand record, bill of sale, or the vouchers of at least 
two responsible persons residing in the state, and 
said nroof of ownership must be to the satisfaction of 
the inspecting officer before he shall issue the cer- 
tificates, as hereinbefore provided. 

See. 6. False certificates — Bribery. Any officer 
who shall knowingly make f»iy false certificate under 
the provisions of this chapter and who shall know- 
ingly swear falsely as to the truth of any report made 
by him, to the secretary of the board of live stock 
commissioners or the county clerk, or who shall accept 
any bribe or compensation for the performance or 
failure to perform the duties prescribed by this chap- 
ter, shall, imon conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of 
a felony and be fined in a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars or imprisonment in the state penitentiary 
not exceeding five years, or both, in the discretion of 
the court. 



40 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 



See. 7. County live stock inspector — Appointment. 

When a petition, signed by twenty-live or more tax 
paying stockmen in any county as appears from the 
last assessment roll, snail be presented to the county 
commissioners of any county, the said commissioners 
may appoint a county live stock inspector, whose ap- 
pointment to be in force shall be confirmed by tne 
state board of live stock commissioners, and whose 
duties shall be as hereinafter defined; provided, that 
wiienever the county commissioners of two or more 
counties deem it advisable they may co-operate in tne 
employment of 'one 'inspector and shall equally bear 
the expense. In counties not employing- a live stock 
inspector, the sheriff or his deputy shall perform the 
duties set forth in this enactment. 

Sec. 8. Qualifications of inspector. The person to 
be appointed by the said board shall have had actual 
experience in the live stock industry and shall satisfy 
the said commissioners that he knows and can read 
brands. 

Sec. J). Terra of ottice — Deputy. Said inspector so 
appointed by the said board snail hold ottice for a 
period of two years, unless sooner removed by the 
Loard of county commissioners, and the board of 
county commissioners shall have power to appoint a 
deputy inspector if necessary. Said deputy inspector 
shall be paid while so employed at the rate of three 
dollars a day, from the same source and in the same 
manner as county officers are now or hereafter ma.y 
be paid. 

Sec. 10. Authority of inspector. Said inspector so 
appointed and his deputy shall have the power and 
authority to make an a>rest as now conferred upon 
sheriffs in this state. He snail also act as special live 
stock inspector for the state board of live stock com- 
missioners. 

see. II. Dt ties of inspector. Tne duty of said 
inspector shall be to ride the ranges and pastures 
w itnin. tne boundaries of the county in wuich he is 
appointed anu to protect the live stock of such county 
from depredation and tneft and to arrest any person 
or persons found guilty of committing such depreda- 
tions or thefts. Re shall also enforce all laws of the 
state relating to and for the protection of the live 
stock industry and shali inspect ri.eat cattle before be- 
ing slaughtered at any local slaughter nouse. 

Sec. 12. Salary. Tne person appointed inspector, 
as hereinbefore provided, shall be paid a salary of 
not to exceed the sum of fifteen hundred dollars per 
annum, payable monthly, from the sa.ne source and 
in the same manner as county officers are now or 
hereafter may be paid; provided that the said person 
so appointed inspector shall provide such horses or 
other transportation as may' be necessary to carry out 
the duties imposed upon him by the law; and he shall 
receive no other for further compensation by way of 
salary or reimbursement for expenses incurred, ex- 
cept that the said live stock inspector shall receive bis 
actual and necessary traveling expenses when called 
to inspect any horses, mules, or cattle, as provided in 
sections four and five of this Act — said amount to be 
paid by this county in the same manner and from the 
same source as such expenses are now paid by the 
county to county officers; provided, that before enter- 
ing upon the duties of his ottice the said inspector 
shall give good and sufficient bond in the sum of two 
thousand dollars, to be approved by the board of 
county commissioners. 

Sec. 1S5. May hold suspected shipment for inspec- 
tion. The ' provisions of this Act, shall not be con- 
strued as limiting the power and authority of any 
inspector of live stock, when he has knowledge or 
information, that a theft of live stock has been or is 
about to be committed, and in such cases he may re- 
quire any shipment of live stock to be held for inspec- 
tion before loading, whether the same is being shipped 
to markets where state inspectors are commissioned 
or not. 

CHAPTER 181, 
DOGS. 

See. 2720. Dogs irade personalty. Dogs shall be 
deemed to be personal property and the subject of 
larceny, the same as other personal property, the value 
thereof in any criminal prosecution to be determined 
as in other cases, but in all such prosecutions the evi- 
dence of the assessor or collector of taxes,, as to the 
amount for which dogs are returned, shall be admiss- 
ible in evidence as tending to show- va-lue, but the 
same shall not be conclusive thereof. Every person 



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keeping or harboring a dog shall be deemed the owner 
thereof. 

Sec. 2721. Measure of damages for loss of dog'. 

The owner of any dog, listed for taxation, killed or 
maliciously injured, contrary to law, or carried or en- 
ticed away from the premises of the owner, or har- 
bored for the purpose of being- killed, injured, or 
stolen, may recover from the person so killing, injur- 
ing or stealing the same, as exemplary damages, any 
sum not exceeding that sum for -which such dog stands 
returned for taxation. 

CHAPTER 2. 
PROHIBITING THE CHASING OF CATTLE BY DOGS. 
See. 1, S. L. 1913. Misdemeanor aud penalty. Any 

person who shall permit or direct any dog owned by 
him or in his possession or in the possession of any 
employee of such person to chase or run any cattle or 
other live stock of which he is not the owner and of 
which he is not in control, farther than one hundred 
yards from his land, upon government lands, or away 
from any watering place upon the open range, shall 
be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction there- 
of shall be fined not to exceed one hundred dollars. 

CHAPTER 30. 
REGULATING MEASURING OF HAY TO DETER- 
MINE TONNAGE. 

See. 1, S. L.. 1911. Legal measurement for hay in 
stags. That from and after the passage of this law, 
unless otherwise agreed to between the contracting 
parties, the following shall constitute the legal meas- 
urement for hay in stack in the State of Wyoming: 

Four hundred and twenty-two (422) cubic feet 
shall constitute a ton of clean, native, blue joint hay, 
after thirty (30) days up to three (3) months settle- 
ment in stack. As to all other kinds of hay, after 
the same shall have been settled in stack from sixty 
(60) days and up, five hundred and twelve (512) cubic 
feet shall constitute a ton of alfalfa or rough slough 
grass, after the same shall have been in the stack 
thirty (30) days and up to one (1) year, four nundred 
and fifty (450) cubic feet shall constitute a ton of 
clean timothy and clover, after the same shall have 
been in the stack thirty (30) days, and up to one.(l) 
year. 

Making measurements of hay in stack, the follow- 
ing is hereby made the legal method of measurements, 
to-wit: The width and length of the stack snail be 
measured, and the distance from the ground against 
one side of the stack to the ground against the other 
side of the stack, directly over and opposite, shall be 
taken in linear feet and inches, and then the width 
shall be subtracted from the measurement over the 
stack, as above indicated, the result divided by two, 
and the result so obtained multiplied by the width, 
and the result thus obtained multiplied by the length, 
which will give the number of cubic feet contained in 
the stack, and the tonnage shall thereupon be deter- 
mined by dividing the total number of cubic feet by 
the number of cubic feet allowed under the provisions 
of this act for a ton. 

CHAPTER 21. 
RELATING TO SALE OF LIVE STOCK AT AUCTION. 

Sec. 1, S. L,. 1911. That Section 2839 of- Chapter 
187, Compiled Statutes of Wyoming, of 1910, be amend- 
ed and re-enacted to read as follows: 

"Sec. 2839. No auctioneer, peddler or other person 
or persons, company or corporation, shall be permitted 
to sell, vend, barter or retail, either at private sale 
or public auction, any wares, goods or merchandise 
without first having obtained a license therefor; pro- 
vided, that no license shall be required of auctioneers 
for the sale of live stock at auction in cities and towns, 
or public sales of live stock, implements and agricul- 
tural products, held upon the farm. 

CHAPTER 202. 

PROTECTION OF ANIMALS. 
Sec. 2086. Cruelty — Penalty. Every person who 
overdrives, overloads, drives when overloaded, over- 
works, tortures, torments, deprives of necessary sus- 
tenance, unnecessarily or cruelly beats, or needlessly 
mutilates or kills, or carries in or upon any vehicle, or 
otherwise in a cruel or inhuman manner any animal, 
or causes or procures it to be done; or who, having 
the charge and custody of any animal, unnecessarily 
fails to provide it with the proper food, drink or pro- 
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LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 43 

upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the 
county jail not exceeding one year or Dy tine not less 
than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, 
or by both. 

Sec. 30S7. Animals must be fed while impounded. 
Every person who shall impound, or cause to be im- 
pounded in any pound or corrai, under tiie laws of this 
state, any animal, shall supply to the same during 
such confinement a sufficient quantity of good and 
wholesome food and water, and in default thereof 
shall be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding 
thirty days oi> fined not less than five nor more than 
fifty dollars, or both. 

Sec. 3088. Food niay be furnished. In case any 
animal shall be at any time impounded as aforesaid, 
and shall continue to be without necessary food or 
water for more than twelve successive hours, it shall 
be lawful for any person from time to time and as 
often as it shall be necessary, to enter into and upon 
any pound or corral in which any such animal shall be 
confined, and to supply it with necessary food and 
water so long as it shall remain so confined; such per- 
son shall not be liable to any action for such entry, 
and the reasonable cost of such food and water may 
be collected by him of the owner of such animal; and 
the said animal shall not be exempt from levy and 
sale upon execution issued upon a judgment therefor. 

Sec. 3089. Keeping' fowls or animals together for 
sport. Every person who shall keep any place where 
any fowls or any animals, by his consent, are suffered 
to fight upon exhibition, or for sport upon any wager, 
shall be imprisoned in the county jail not more than 
thirty days or fined not less than five nor more than 
twenty-five dollars, or both. 

Sec. 3090. Fine to be paid to treasurer of Wyo- 
ming Humane Society. Any justice of the peace in the 
county in which any of the offenses defined in this 
chapter is committed, may, upon his own knowledge, or 
upon the oath of any competent person, issue a war- 
rant to any proper officer of his county ror the arrest 
of any person charged with such offense, and upon the 
arrest of such person, the justice of the peace before 
whom such person is brought for trial shall have jur- 
isdiction to hear and determine the cause, and, if he 
find the accused guilty, shall assess the fine or fix the 
term of imprisonment, or both, as prescribed in this 
chapter; Provided, The accused may have a trial by a 
jury of six lawful jurors, or, if he shall insist on a full 
jury, by twelve, who shall be summoned to try the 
cause; and if the jury shall find the accused guilty, 
they shall assess and state the amount of the fine, or 
the term of imprisonment, or both; upon which the jus- 
tice of the peace before whom the trial shall be had, 
shall give judgment accordingly, and proceed to collect 
such fine and the costs of trial; and when such fine 
shall be collected, the same shall be paid to the treas- 
urer of the Wyoming Humane Society, who shall give 
his receipt therefor, which said receipt shall be filed 
with the justice of the peace, after which the said fine 
shall be subject to the control of said society in aid 
of the benevolent objects for which it was incor- 
porated. 

Sec. 3091. Officers of Humane Society. Any officer 
or any agent of the Wyoming Humane Society may 
lawfully interfere to prevent the perpetration of any 
act of cruelty upon any animal in his presence, and 
every person who shall interfere with or obstruct or 
resist any such officer or agent in the discharge of 
his duty, shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than 
ten nor more than fifty dollars, or imprisoned in the 
county jail not more than thirty days. 

Sec. 3092. L.ien of agent of Humane Society on 
animals and vehicles. When any person arrested un- 
der any of the provisions of this chapter is, at the 
time of such arrest, in charge of any vehicle drawn 
by or containing any animal cruelly treated, any agent 
of said humane society, having been authorized by the 
sheriff of the county to make arrests in such cases, 
may take charge of such animal and of such vehicle 
and its contents, and the animal or animals drawing 
the same, and shall give notice thereof to the owner 
if known, and shall provide for them until their owner 
shall take charge of the same, and such agent shall 
have a lien on such animals and on said vehicle and 
its contents for the expense of such care and provi- 
sion; or fie said expense of any part thereof remain- 
ing unpaid may be recovered by such agent in a civil 
action. 

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44 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

Any officer or agent of the said humane society may 
lawfully take charge of any animal found abandoned, 
neglected or cruelly treated, and shall thereupon give 
notice to the owner thereof, if known, and may care 
and provide for such animal until the owner snail take 
charge of the same, and the expenses of such care 
and provision shall be a charge against the owner of 
such animal and collectible from such owner by said 
humane society in an action therefor. 

See. 3084. Further iien of Humane Society. When 
said humane society shall provide neglected and aban- 
doned animals with proper food, shelter ana care, it 
may detain such animals until the expense of such 
food, shelter and care is paid, and shall have a lien 
upon such animals therefor. 

See. 30S>5. Destruction of diseased animals. Any 
agent or officer of said humane society may lawfully 
destroy or cause to be destroyed any animal in nis 
cnarge when, in the judgment of such officer or agent, 
and by the written certificate of two reputable citi- 
zens called to view trie same in his presence, one of 
whom may be selected by the owner of said animal if 
he shall so request, such animal appears to be injured, 
disabled, diseased past recovery or unflit for any 
useful purpose. 

Sec. 30SMS. .Liens — How enforced. Any person or 
corporation entitled to a lien under any of the provi- 
sions of this chapter may enforce the same by selling 
the animals and other personal property upon vviiicn 
such lien is given, at public auction, upon giving 
written notice to the owner, if he be known, of the 
time and place of such sale, at least five days previous 
thereto, and by posting three notices of the time and 
place of such sale in three pu lie places within trie 
county, at least five days previous thereto; and if the 
owner be not known, then such notice shall be posted 
at least ten days previous to such sale. 

See. 3097. Certificate for officers and assents of 
Humane Society. Officers and' agents of said humane 
society shall be provided with a certificate by said 
society that they are such officers or agents, in such 
form as the directors of said society may choose, or 
with a badge bearing the name or seal of sa.d society, 
and shall, if requested, show such certificate or badge 
when acting officially. 

Sec. SODS. Authority of members of the Wyoming 
Humane Society. Any memoer of the Wyoming hu- 
mane Society may require the sheriff of ar.y county, 
the constable of any precinct, or the marshal or any 
policeman of any town or city, or any agent of said 
society authorized by the sheriff to make arrests for 
the violation of this chapter, to arrest any person 
found violating any of the provisions of this chapter, 
and to take possession of any animal cruelly treated 
in their respective counties, cities or towns, and de- 
liver the same to proper officers of said society, and 
for such service, and for all services rendered in car- 
rying out the provisions of this chapter such officers 
and agents of said society shall be allowed and paid 
such fees as are allowed for like services in other 
cases, which shall be charged as costs and reim- 
bursed to the society by the person convicted. 

Sec. 30£'». Definitions. In this chapter the word 
"animal" shall be held to include every living dum.j 
creature; the words "torture," "torment," and "cruelty" 
shall be held to include every act, omission or neglect 
whereby unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffer- 
ing is caused, permitted or allowed to continue when 
there is a reasonable remedy or relief; and the words 
"owner'" and "person" shall be held to include cor- 
porations, and the knowledge and acts of agents and 
employes of corporations in regard to animals trans- 
ported, owned, employed by or in custody of a cor- 
poration shall be held to be the knowledge and acts 
of such corporation. 

See. 3100. Dehornhisc eattle. Nothing in this 
chapter contained shall be construed so as to prohibit 
the dehorning of cattle. 

See, 3464. Protection of live stock from miuini; 
shafts — Penalty for failure to protect. Every person, 
persons, company or corporation, who have already 
sunk mining shafts, pits, holes, inclines, upon any 
mining claim, or on any mineral property, ground or 
premises, or who may hereafter sink such openings 
aforesaid, shall forthwith secure such shafts and open- 
ings against the injury or dest-uctiin of live stock 
rim ring at large upon the public domain, by securely 
covering such shafts and other oneniners, as aforesaid, 
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bility of live stock falling into them, or in any manner 
becoming injured or destroyed thereby; or by forth- 
with making a strong, secure and ample fence around 
such shafts and other openings aforesaid. Any per- 
son, persons, corporation of company that shall fail 
or refuse to fully comply with the provisions of this 
section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on con- 
viction thereof, shall be liable for any damages sus- 
tained by injury or loss of live stock thereby. 

Sec. 3754. Agistors and stable keepers. Any 
ranchman, farmer, agistor, or herder of cattle, tavern 
keeper, or livery stable keeper, to whom any horses, 
mules, asses, cattle or sheep, shall be entrusted, for 
the purpose of feeding, herding, pasturing, or ranch- 
ing, shall have a lien upon said horses, mules, asses, 
cattle or sheep, for the amount that may be due, for 
such feeding, herding, pasturing or ranching, and shall 
be authorized to retain possession of such horses, 
mules, asses, cattle, or sheep, until the said amount is 
paid; Provided, That the provisions of this section 
shall not be construed to apply to stolen stock. 

Sec. 755. Stable keeper not to use animals with- 
out consent of owner. If any person keeping a public 
ranch or stable, shall use, or allow to be used, without 
the consent of the owner, any horse, ox, mule, or ass, 
that shall be left with him to be ranched, or fed, he 
shall forfeit to the owner, all ranch or stable fees that 
may be due upon such animal used, and the additional 
s.um of five dollars for each day such animal may have 
been used: to be collected in the same manner as other 
debts. 

CHAPTER 252. 
BREEDERS' LIENS. 

Sec. 771. Cn mare and co.t. The owner of a stal- 
lion shall have a lien upon any 'mare bred to such 
stallion, and also upon any colt begotten by such 
stallion, for the sum stipulated to be paid for such 
service. 

Sec. 3772. Form of notice. A notice of such lien 
shall, within six months after the day of such service, 
be filed in the office of the county clerk of the county 
in which the mare or colt is held or pastured, or sua- 
ject to taxation, and said notice shall be in the fol- 
lowing form, to-wit: 

NOTICE OP BREEDER'S LIEN. 
The State of Wyoming County of , ss. 

I, being first duly sworn, 

upon my oath depose and say that I am the lawful 

owner (or duly authorized agent of 

the lawful owner) of (description of 

Stallion.) 

That on (or between) the day «f , 

A. D. 19 . . . and the day of 

A. D...., the services of said stallion were had upon 
the following described mare or mares, to-wit: 



That said services were rendered at the request of 

(for and on behalf of 

. . ), the lawful owner. . . of said 

mares: 

That the fee agreed upon for said service was 
dollars. 

That there is now due to 

from said for said services, 

the full and complete sum of dollars. 

That six months have not elapsed since the dati 

of such services, and claim a 

breeder's lien on said property for said amount. 

Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me 
this day of A. D. 19 . . . 

Notary Public. 
My commission expires 

The County Clerk, on presentation, shall ' file 
such instrument in his office, and index the same in 
the chattel mortgage index in the same manner as 
chattel mortgages are required to be indexed, and he 
shall collect therefor a fee of twenty-five cents. 

All breeders' lien shall be released in the same 
manner as chattel mortgages, and the county clerk 
shall collect therefor a fee of fifteen cents tor each 
release. If the owner of the stallion does not wish 
to take advantage of Sec. 3774, he may renew said lien 
in the same manner in which chattel mortgages are 
renewed, and the county clerk shall collect therefor 
a fee of fifteen cents for each renewal. 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 



Sec. 3773. Takes precedence of all other incum- 
brances except for taxes. The lien herein g-iven shall 
be prior to and take precedence of any lien or in- 
cumbrance given or arising - subsequent to such ser- 
vice, except the lien for taxes. 

Sec. 774. Taking' possession by lieu holder. At 
any time after default of payment of such service, and 
within one year after sucn service, the owner of sucn 
lien may take possession of any mare or colt upon 
which lien exists in accordance with law, and sell tne 
same as is hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 377 5. Sale of property under lien. Such sale 
shall be made at public auction, tne lien holder first 
giving ten days' notice thereof in some newspaper 
published in the county wnere tne notice of lien is 
filed, and if no newspaper be published in such county, 
then said notice shall be posted for two weess in at 
least tiiree public places in the county, one of whicn 
shall be at the front door of the bunaing used as a 
court house; such notice shall describe tne animal or 
animals to be sold, and state the amount of money 
claimed to be due thereon and when the services weve 
rendered; the exact time and place of such sale shah 
also be stated. If for any good reason it shall be 
necessary to adjourn the sale, new notices shall be 
given as in the first instance required. A lien holder 
shall not be debarred from purchasing at sucn sale, 
because of his owning the lien on tne animal sold. 
The purchaser shall take from the person selling such 
mare or colt a bill of sale w T iiich shail contain the 
substance of the notice of sale and the date of sale 
and consideration therefor, and such bill of sale shall 
be filed in the office of the county clerk where the no- 
tice of lien was filed. 

Sec. 3776. Colt shall be sold first. In case a mare 
and her colt are taken under a lien, the colt shall be 
sold first and if the proceeds thereof are sufficient to 
pay the expense incurred in taking possession under 
the lien and the filing fee and costs of notices, then 
the mare shall not te sold. After deducting tne said 
expense from the proceeds of any sale, the residue, if 
any, shall be returned to the person entitled thereto. 
The lien herein given shall not debar any nolder of 
a lien from abandoning the same and recovering the. 
amount due him for such service, by an action at law. 

Sec. 3777. Consent of lien holder to sell property. 
Any owner of a mare, or colt, upon which a lien exists 
under this lhapter, who shall sell or otherwise dispose 
of such mare or colt before said lien expires or is sat- 
isfied, or who shall remove such mare or colt out of 
the county in which said notice of lien is filed, with 
intent to deprive such lien holder of his lien, or with 
intent to damage an innocent purchaser, without first 
having obtained the consent of the lien holder to such 
disposition or removal, shall be deemed g'ulity of a 
misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof he shall be 
fined in a sum not less than ten dollars, nor more 
than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the 
county jail not more than three months. 

Sec. 4206. Company to notify owner of injury to 
stock. Any such corporation injuring or killing 'any 
live stock by running any engine, car or cars, over or 
against any such live stock, shall within ten days 
thereafter, notify the owner or owners of such live 
stock, so killed or injured, of the fact; Provided, That 
if the ownership of such stock so killed or injured, 
is unknown, such corporation shall file in the office 
of the county clerk of the county in which such live 
stock was so killed or injured a full description, in- 
cluding the number, classes and brands, of such live 
stock, naming the locality where such stock was so 
killed or injured; and such corporation shall also 
cause a notice of the injuring or killing of any such 
live stock to be immediately posted up in a conspicu- 
ous place on the station house or section house which 
is nearest to the place of killing or injuring, which 
notice shall specify the date and place of such injury 
or killing, the kind and number of animals killed or 
injured, the colo^- and brands or marks of such ani- 
mals, and the owner's name, if known. The carcass 
of any animal so killed shall not be buried until three 
days after the posting of such notice. A copy of the 
notice so posted shall, in all cases, be immediatelv 
mailed bv the section foreman to the owners of such 
animal, if such owner be known to him. and this 
notice s^ail be in addition to that named in the first 
part of tMs section. And any corporation failino- to 
comnly with the requirements of this section shall be 
liable to the owner or owners of such live stock, so 



48 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

killed or injured, in double the amount of the damages 
sustained by the owner or owners of such stock, by 
reason of the said killing or injuring. 

Sec. 4207. Owner to make sworn statement of 
value. Any person or persons owning any live stock 
which shall be killed or injured snail, within six 
months after the said person or persons is, or are, 
notified of the said killing or injuring, as provided 
in the last preceding section, furnish the corporation 
having so killed or injured live stock, through its 
nearest agent, sworn evidence of the value of said 
live stock. 

Sec. 5832. Stealing- live stock. Whoever steals 
any horse, mule, sheep or neat cattle, of value, or re- 
ceives, buys or conceals any such horse, mule, sheep 
or neat cattle which have been stolen, knowing the 
same to have teen stolen, shall be deemed guilty of 
a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be impris- 
oned in the penitentiary not less than one year nor 
more than ten years. 

Sec. 5833. Misbranding- live stock. Whoever 
brands or alters or defaces the brand of any horse. 
mule, sheep or neat cattle, of value, the property of 
another, with intent thereby to steal the same or to 
prevent the identification thereof, is guilty of a felony 
and shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more 
than five years. 

Sec. 5834. Killing live stock. Whoever wilfully 
and maliciously kills any horse, mule, sheep, goat, or 
neat cattle, the same being the property of another, 
shall be deemed guilty of a felony and upon conviction 
thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary for not 
more than fourteen years. 

Sec. 5870. Injuring live stock. Whoever mali- 
ciously or mischievously injures in any manner any 
horse, jack, mure, ass, sheep, goat, neat cattle, dog or 
hog, of another, shall be fined in any sum not more 
than one hundred dollars, to which may be added im- 
prisonment in the county jail not more than three 
months. 

Sec 5872. Taking and using property without 
consent of owuer. Every person who shall unlawfully 
take without the consent of the owner, any horse, 
mare, gelding, foal or filly, ass or mule, or any buggy 
or other vehicle or otner personal property from the 
stable, lot, house, premises or pasture of another, or 
from a hitching post or rack, or any other place as 
aforesaid, having been lawfully placed there, with in- 
tent to set at large, injure or wrongfully use the 
animal or vehicle so taken, shall be guilty of crim- 
inal trespass, and upon conviction fined in any sum 
not more than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned 
in the county jail for a term" not more than three 
months, or both, and shall also be liable to the party 
injured in double the amount of damages sustained. 

Sec. 5885. Unlawful appropriation or itorse or 
mule on open range. Any person who shall wilfully 
and without the consent of the owner take possession 
of any horse or mule found running at large upon the 
open range for the purpose, or with the intent of 
working, riding or driving the same, where there is 
no intent on the part of said person to steal the same; 
or shall drive any horses or mules not his own, off 
or away from any range where the same may be 
found, except to the nearest corral for the purpose of 
separating them from horses or mules belonging to 
such person, and who shall nexlect, after so separat- 
ing the same, to drive such horses or mules back to 
the locality where they were found irisimediately after 
separating them, whenever such animals have been 
so driven for more than five miles, shall be guilty of 
a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be 
fined not more than one hundred dollars, and not less 
than twenty-five dollars, or imprisoned in the county 
jail not more than three months, or both. 

Sec. 588S. Neglect to close gates. Every person 
who opens and who wilfully or carelessly neglects to 
close gates or replace bars in fences which cross pri- 
vate roads, passing over lands owned or leased by any 
resident, citizen, company or corporation, shall be 
guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction, shall be 
sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $5.00 nor 
more than $25.00. 

Sec. 5J>82. Failure of owner to remove or bury 
dead animal. It shall be the duty of the owner, or 
person having charge of any animal which may die 
in this state, to remove the carcass to a distance of 
not less than half a mile from the nearest human 
habitation, or to bury it with not less than two feet 



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of soil over it; and every person failing to remove or 
bury such carcass for more than forty-eight hours 
shall, upon conviction, be fined in a sum not more 
than one hundred dollars. And should such animal 
be the property or in charge of some person passing 
through this state, then any peace officer may (with- 
out warrant) detain the owner or person in charge of 
such animal or of the hock or herd from which it 
died, as soon as such owner or person shall have 
shown an intention not to so bury or remove said car- 
cass, by removing from it, or removing such liock or 
herd from it a distance of half a mile or more, a rea- 
sonable time, not more than two days, until a warrant 
can issue upon an information duly sworn to. 

* See. 5959. Cruelty to animals. Any person or 
persons who may be deemed guilty of over-driving or 
riding, except in cases of sickness or necessity, any 
mare, gelding, mule or ass, or other domestic animal, 
or by over-loading the same, or abuse by beating or 
otherwise punishing the above animals, whereby dam- 
age is done or sickness or death may ensue, the said 
person or persons, upon conviction thereof before any 
justice of the peace (or any other court of justice) of 
this, state shall be fined not less than twenty-five 
dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each 
and every offense, or imprisoned in the county jail for 
not less than one month, nor more than three months 
or both. 

See. 6021. Registration of false pedigrees. Ev- 
ery xjerson who, by false pretenses, shall obtain from 
any club, association, society or company for improv- 
ing the breed of cattle, horses, sheep, swine or other 
domestic animals, the registration of any animal in 
the herd register or other register of any such club, 
association, society or company, on a transfer of any 
such registration, and every person who shall know- 
ingly give a false pedigree of any animal and thereby 
injure or defraud any person, corporation or associa- 
tion shall be punished by imprisonment in the county 
jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not 
more than one thousand dollars, or both.- 

Sec. (5040. '"Neat cattle" defined. The words 
"horse" and "mule" and "neat cattle," in addition to 
severally including the plural and singular, shall also 
severally include animals of both sexes and of all 
ages. 

Sec. 6177. Ownership of lie stock. In any in- 
dictment the description of any kind or class of neat 
cattle shall be deemed sufficient, if described as neat 
cattle, and the proof of the brand thereon shall be 
deemed sufficient to identify all classes of live stock, 
and proof of the ownership of such brand shall be 
prima facie evidence of the ownership of such live 
stock. 



A bill for an Act to submit to the qualified voters 
cf the State of Wyoming an amendment to the Consti- 
tution, to be known as Section Fifteen or Article Fif- 
teen, providing for the levying of a special tax on the 
live stock of the state for the purpose of raising fun'ds 
for stock inspection, stock protection and stock in- 
demnity. 

Jan. 31, 1917. Read first time. Referred to Com- 
mittee No. 2. 

Jan. 31, 1917. Referred to Printing Committee. 

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of 
Wyoming. 

Sec. 1. The following constitutional amendment 
shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the 
State of Wyoming at the next general election, for 
their approval or rejection, and when ratified by a 
majority of the voters voting at said election the 
same shall be valid as a part of the constitution, 
and shall be known as Section Fifteen of Article 
Fifteen, to-wit: 

"Sec. 15. It shall be lawful for the legislature to 
provide for a special tax to be levied exclusively upon 
all the live stock of the state for the purpoes of rais- 
ins money to aid in stock inspection, stock protection 
and stock indemnity." 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Approved February 19, 1917. 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 51 

INDEX TO WYOMING STOCK LAWS. 



bee. 

Agistors and Stable Keepers 3 V 54 

May Not. Use Animal Without Owner's 

Consent 3755 

Animals, Orueity to — 

Definitions 3099 

Diseased, Destruction of 309 5 

Expenses for Care 3093 

Fighting Animals for Sport, Penalty 3089 

Fines, .Disposition of 3090 

Food May Be Furnished 3088 

Humane Society Members, Authority 3098 

Humane Society Officers 3091 

Humane teociety Officers' Certificates. ... 3097 

Liens, How Enforced 3096 

Lien on Animals Seized 3092 

Must Be Fed While Impounded 3087 

Penalty , 30S6 

Arbitrators Shall Receive Pay 201 

Beef Peddler's License 1 

Failure to Obtain, Penalty for 2 

Breachy Animals — 

Damage by 2581 

Notice to Owners 2582 

Owner Unknown, Proceedings When 2o85 

Proof and Judgment 2584 

Retention of to Secure Payment 2583 

Breeders' Liens — 

Colt Shall Be Sold First 3776 

Form of Notice 3772 

Holder's Consent Necessary to Sell 3777 

On Mare and Colt 3771 

Possession May Be Taken by 3774 

Precedence of Other Incumbrances 3773 

Sale of Property Under 3775 

Bulls — 

Number Required 1 

Service from Unlawfully, When 2624 

Cattle — 

Branded Only May Be Slaughtered 2615 

Dehorning 3100 

Inspection of, Road Brands 2707 

Inspector, How Appointed 2709 

"Neat" Denned 6040 

Notice Requesting Inspection 2708 

Owner Shall Pay Fees 2710 

Penalty for Violation 2711 

Claims- 
Approved of. Arising from. Slaughter of 

Diseased Animals 200 

To Be Arbitrated When Rejected by Vet- 
erinarian 203 

Cruelty to Animals 5969 

Dead Animals, Failure to Remove and Bury.. 5962 
Dogs- 
Loss of, Measure of Damages for 2721 

Made Personalty 2720 

May Not Chase Cattle 1 

Running Live Stock 2622 

Penalty for 2623 

Drover — ■ 

Denned _, 2611 

Liability ' 2546 ' 

Must Brand Stock 2612 

Shall Keep Stock Separated 2613 

Emergency Fund — • 

Stock Diseases Chap. 42, 1917 

Estrays; — ■ 

Advertising of 5 

Animals That Escape from Custody 10 

Definition of 1 

Duty of Person Shipping 2647 

Funds from Sale Kept Separate 2648 

Liability for Death 2681 

Lists of 2649 

Payment to Owner for Estray Sold 2650 

Penalty for Not Reporting 9 

Penalty for Taking Up 3 

Proceeds of Sale of 7 

Return to Owner, Manner of 4 

Sale of 6 

Stallions and Jacks 2680 

Taker Up Must Hold 8 

Unlawful to Ship 2655 

Examination of Animals — Seizure of Diseased 199 

False Pedigrees, Registration of 6021 

Federal Co-Operation— 



52 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

Stock Diseases Chap. 100, 1917 

Fences — 

Destroying, Penalty for 2586 

Lawful, Denned - 25 < 8 

Lawful, l 1 ailure to Make 258 t 

Partition, Maintenance of 2580 

Plat of, County Surveyor Shall Pile 2592 

Railroad Rights -of -Way 2593 

Liaoility in Damages 25y4 

Roads, on Public 2591 

Unlawful, Liability for 2588 

H.ay, Legal Measurement of 1 

home rtMge, Unlawful to Drive from 2614 

Horses and Mules — 

Duty of Snippers 2 712 

False Certificate, Penalty 2717 

Felony for Failure to Inspect 2718 

Inspection Fee Paid by Owner 2719 

Inspectors Shall Be Sneriffs 2714 

Liability of Railroads, Penalty 2713 

iv_ust he Inspected 2715 

Ownership, Duty of Sheriff 2716 

. Unlawful Appropriation of 588u 

Importation of Stock May Be Restricted 197 

Inspection of Hides, Record of 3 

Must Produce Record on Demand 4 

Live Stock — ■ 

Application for Inspection 4 

County Inspector, Duties 3 

How Appointed 7 

Term of Office — Deputy 9 

Qualifications 8 

Duty of Inspector 5, 11, 438 

False Certificates, Bribery 6 

May Not Run at Large 1 

Killing of 5870 

Misbranding of 58o3 

Must Be Inspected Before Shipment 1 

Violations 2 

Ownership of 6177 

Protection of 3464 

Salary of Inspector 12 

Saie at Auction of 2839 

Shipment Suspected May Be Held 13 

stealing of 5832 

Live Stock Commission — 

Annual Meeting .2640 

Appointed, How 2625 

bond of Secretary 2636 

Commissioner for Each Round-Up-District 2642 

Compensation of Board 26o4 

Duties 2639 

Expense Shall Be Paid by Warrant 2646 

Fees and Salaries, How Paid 2654 

Incidental Expenses 2645 

Inspection Fund 2643 

Meetings- 2633 

Number of Members 2 826 

Oath of Office 2628 

Officers of 2630 

_ Quorum 2 632 

Report Shall Be Made to Legislature 2652 

Round-Up Districts 2641 

Rules 263i 

Salary of Secretary 1 

Term of Office 2627 

Term of Secretary 2637 

Vacancies, How Filled 2629 

Live Stock, Injury to — • 

Company to Notify Owner- 4206 

Owner Must Swear to Value 4207 

Penalty 5870 

Live Stock — ■ 

Tax on — Const. Amendment Chap. 86, 1917 

Neglect to Close Gates 5888 

Ov ner Defined 2579 

Ownership, Branding and Ranging — ■ 

Brand Book, Secretary Shall Keep 2599 

Disposition of Fees. 2 

State Board Shall Publish 2605 

Brand, Certified Copy of 2602 

Evidence of Ownership 2 

Unlawful for County Clerk to Record. 2603 
Brand, Failure to Record Deemed Aban- 
donment 2605 

Brand. Fee for Re-Recording 2608 

Brand, Location of 2 

Franrt, Mav Be Assigned or Sold 2604 

Brand, May Be Sold 2609 



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54 LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 

Brand, Record, Copy of, Where 2600 

Brand, Recording- Fee 2601 

Brand, Record of 2610 

Brand, Shall Be Re-Recorded 2607 

Live Stock Defined 2597 

Live Stock on Open Range Shall Be 

Branded 2598 

Property Used Without Owner's Consent. .5872 
Stock Owner Defined 2596 

Quarantine — ■ 

Expense of 206 

May Be Requested 205 

Scab in Sheep 2691 

Proclamation, Governor May Make 2692 

Sheep — - 

Compensation of Inspectors 2701 

Imported, Must Be Dipped 2695 

Infected, Unlawful to Bring Into State. . . .2693 

Penalty 2694 

Inspectors May Call for Assistance 2704 

In Transit, Laws Governing 2696 

Owners, Who Deemed s699 

Action, Where Brought 2700 

Scab Reports 2698 

Traveling Permit- — Penalty .2697 

Sheep Commission — 

Appointment — Qualifications 2682 

Districts — Inspection 2685 

Expenses of Administration 2686 

Expenses of Board 2688 

'May Employ Attorneys 2705 

Oath — Term of Office 2683 

Organization — Secretary's Bond 2684 

Report to the Governor 2687 

Rules 27 02 

Sheep Inspectors — Oath — Bond 2689 

Bond May Be Sued Upon 2690 

State Veterinarian May Be Asked to 

Assist ' 2706 

Stallions — 

Castrating Unlawfully, Liability for 2621 

May Be Taken Up, When 2620 

May Not Run at Large 2619 

Stallion Registration Law Chap. 112, 1917 

State, Liability Limited 204 

Stock Inspectors — 

Appointment of 2656 

Bond of 2657 

Bribe, Penalty for Receiving 2659 

Compensation of 2658 

Reports Shall Be Made by 2662 

To Be Furnished With Brand Record 2660 

To Keep Record of Estrays 2661 

Swine, Elk and Goats — 

Impounded Animals May Be Sold 2668 

Notice to Owner 2665 

Penalty . 2664 

Running at Large Unlawful 2663 

Tuberculin Test Law Chap. 77, 1917 

Veterinarian — ■ 

Annual Report 196 

Appointment — Qualification 190 

Authority to Quarantine 193 

Compensation 202 

Diseased Animals to Be Slaughtered 194 

Burning of Carcass 195 

Deputy 202 

Notice of Disease to — Penalty for Conceal- 
ment 198 

Report to Governor 207 

Term of Office 191 



REftUIRMENTS FOR IMPORTATION OF LIVE STOCK. 

The shipment or movement of any live stock into 
the State of Wyoming from any other state, not under 
federal quarantine for foot-and-mouth or other dis- 
eases, and also from the free area of any state as in- 
dicated by the orders of the United States secretary of 
agriculture, is hereby permitted (except cattle from 
states hereinafter enumerated); provided all such 
shipments are made in strict compliance with the or- 
ders of the United States secretary of agriculture as 
far as foot-and-mouth or other diseases are concerned; 
and provided further, that all shipments are made in 
compliance with the health regulations of the State 
of Wyoming, as follows: 

Horses. 

Horses, mules and asses will be admitted into 



LIVE STOCK LAWS, WYOMING 55 

the State of Wyoming from any state in the Union, 
when accompanied by proper health certificate. 

Shipments of horses, mules or asses will be al- 
lowed to stop in the State of Wyoming, en route from 
one state to another, through Wyoming, for feed, 
water or rest, in transit, if such shipments comply 
with the health regulations of the state of destination. 
Cattle. 

Neat cattle must be accompanied by a health cer- 
tificate. All dairy cattle and all bulls must be ac- 
companied by a health certificate, including the tuber- 
culin test. All female cattle, registered or pure-bred, 
over six months old, must be accompanied by health 
certificate, including the tuberculin test. (Bulls under 
six months old, health certificate.) 

All cattle originating in the states of New York 
and Wisconsin must be accompanied by FEDERAL, 
health certificate and tuberculin test chart. 
Swine, 

All swine imported into the State of Wyoming- 
must be accompanied by a certificate of health, show- 
ing that they are free from all infectious, contagious, 
or communicable swine diseases, or exposures there- 
to, — certifying that no swine disease has existed in the 
locality from which said shipment originates, within a 
period of six months; otherwise certificates must show 
that they have been immunized by the Dorset-McBride- 
Niles serum alone method, not more than thirty days 
prior to date of shipment, and dipped or sprayed in a 
3% solution of cresol compound U. S. P. Railroad 
stock yards are considered infectious and no hogs 
yarded or loaded through them will be accepted into 
the State of Wyoming for any purpose other than im- 
mediate slaughter (48 hours). Hogs for immediate 
slaughter will be accepted into this state when ac- 
companied by a letter or telegraphic permit issued by 
the state veterinarian. 

Hogs which have been simultaneously treated may 
come into this state after the expiration of at least 
thirty days from time of administration of such treat- 
ment, and health certificate must bear notation to this 
effect. 

HOG CHOLERA SERUM. 

All anti hog-cholera serum sold within the State 
of Wyoming, or imported into the state for sale, dis- 
tribution or use, shall be produced under license 
granted by the United States Department of Agricul- 
ture, Bureau of Animal Industry. 

HOG CHOLERA VIRUS 

All serum manufacturers are hereby prohibited 
from shipping any virulent blood or hog cholera virus 
into the State of Wyoming, unless written permission 
to do so is granted by the state veterinarian. 

WHO MAY INSPECT OR TEST LIVE STOCK. 
Horses, Cattle and Swine. 

Federal veterinarians, state veterinarians, assist- 
ant state veterinarians, deputy state veterinarians and 
other veterinarians; provided they are graduates of 
veterinary schools or colleges recognized by the 
United States Bureau of Animal Industry and their 
competence and reliability are certified to by the au- 
thorities in charge of live stock sanitary control work 
in the state of origin of shipment. 

HEALTH CERTIFICATES AND TEST CHARTS. 

All health certificates and test charts must be 
made within thirty days of date of stock entering 
state. They must be made, in triplicate; the original 
must be attached to waybill of shipment; the duplicate 
must be sent to the state veterinarian of the' state of 
origin of shipment; and the triplicate must be sent to 
the state veterinarian, Cheyenne, Wyoming, in time 
to reach him before the arrival of stock. Tuberculin 
test charts must show that at least three pre-injection 
temperatures were taken — two or three hours apart — 
and five after-injection temperatures — two hours 
apart — beginning- ten hours after injection of tubercu- 
lin. All health certificates and test charts must show- 
that animals are free from all infectious, contagious 
and communicable diseases. 

Official — State veterinarian, Cheyenne, Wyo. 
SHEEP. 

Send 10 days' notice to secretary state board of 
sheep commissioners, Cheyenne, Wyoming, inclosing 3 
cents for each sheep and 25 cents for each buck. All 
sheep to be dipped twice at destination within 15 days 
after arrival in a dip prescribed or recognized by the 
state board of sheep commissioners for scabies. 



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Who may inspect. — Federal or state inspectors. 
Official. — Secretary-treasurer state board of sheep 
commissioners, Cheyenne, Wyo. 

QUARANTINE PROCLAMATION 

To prevent the importation into the State of Wyo- 
ming', of dogs or other animals of the canine species, 
which may be infected with disease rabies. 

WHEREAS, The fact has been determined by the 
state veterinarian and he has informed me that the 
disease rabies is now known to exist in many of the 
western states to an alarming extent, and 

WHEREAS, There is danger of this disease being 
introduced into Wyoming through importations of ani- 
mals of the canine species: 

NOW, THEREFORE, Under ,the provisions of 
Chapter 21, Section 197, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 
1910, and for the protection of human health and the 
live stock interests of the State of Wyoming. IT IS 
ORDERED That no dogs or other animals of the 
canine species originating in any of tne following 
named States may be shipped or otherwise imported 
into Wyoming, while this quarantine proclamation is 
in effect: — 

THE STATES OF UTAH, NEVADA, ARIZONA, 
IDAHO, WASHINGTON, OREGON AND CALIFORNIA. 

Dogs or other animals of the canine species may 
be shipped or otherwise imported into the State of 
Wyoming from all states other than the above, and 
from the territories and the District of Columbia, if 
accompanied by a statement from a state or federal 
health officer or any state or federal veterinarian, to 
the effect that the disease rabies has not existed for 
the past nine months within the county of origin of 
shipment; and also by a statement from the owner or 
shipper of the animal or animals that such animal or 
animals are to the best of their knowledge, free from 
disease and have been in the locality from which 
shipped, since birth or for a period of at least nine 
months, prior to date of shipment from such locality. 
A copy of these statements must be forwarded to the 
state veterinarian, Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

This regulation does not apply to animals for 
show purposes or performing animals for temporary 
stay in Wyoming. 

TO RAILROAD AND EXPRESS COMPANIES: — 
These regulations are adopted by authority of Chap- 
ter 21, Section 197, Wyoming Compiled Statutes,- 1910, 
which provides a penalty for violation of a fine of not 
less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 for each offense 
and a further liability for any loss or damages which 
may be sustained by reason of the importation of such 
prohibited animals. 

This quarantine proclamation shall take effect 
and be in force from and after the twenty-fifth day 
of February, A. D. 1917, to and including the first day 
of April, A. D. 1918, unless sooner revoked. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my 
hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wyo- 
ming to be affixed at Cheyenne, this 17th day of Feb-, 
ruarv. A. D. 1917. 

(SEAL) JOHN B. KENDRICK, 

Governor. 

By the Governor: 
"FRANK L. HOUX, 
Secretary of State. 

Address all communications to the state veteri- 
narian, Cheyenne, Wyoming. 



STUD BOOKS AND ASSOCIATIONS 

Recognized by the state veterinarian, for state regis- 
tration of stallions and jacks used or advertised for 
public service in the State of Wyoming. 

Belgian Draft: 

Studbook des Cheveaux des Trait Beiges. 
Societe le Cheval de Trait Beiges; Chevalier G. 
Hynderick, secretary, Brussels, Belgium. 
Clydesdale: 

Clydesdale Horse Society of the United Kingdom 
of Great Britain and Ireland; Archibald Mac- 
Neilage, secretary, 93 Hop street, Glasgow, 
Scotland. 
French Draft: 

Studbook des de Trait Francais. 

Society des Agricultures de France; Henri Jpha- 
net, secretary, 8 Rue d' Athenes, Paris. France. 
Hackney: 

Hackney Studbook. 



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Hackney Horse Society; Frank P.- Euren, secre- 
tary, 12 Hanover South London, W. England. 
Percheron: 

Studtaook Percheron de Prance. 

La Societe Hippique Percheronne de Prance; E. 
Lamarie, secretary, Nogent de Rotrou, France. 
Shetland Pony: 

Shetland Pony Studbook.. 

Shetland Pone Studbook Society; R. W. Walker, 
secretary, 3 Golden Sq., Aberdeen, Scotland. 
Shire: 

Shire Horse Studbook. 

Shire Horse Society; J. Sloughgrove, secretary, 12 
Hanover Sq., London, W. England. 
Suffolk: 

Suffolk Studbook. 

Suffolk Horse Society; Fred Smith, secretary, Ren- 
delsham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. 
Thoroughbred: 

Australian Studbook; General Studbook. 
W. C. Yuille & Sons, Melbourne, Australia; Weath- 
erby & Sons, 6 Old Burlington street, London, 
W. England. 
Welsh Pony and Cob: 

Welsh Pony and Cob Studbook. 

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society; John R. Bache, 
secretary, Knighton, Randnorshire, Wales. 
Belgian Draft 
Canadian. 

Canadian National, Records; Secretary, Ottawa, 
Canada. 
Clydesdale: 
National. 

Canadian National, Records; Secretary, Ottawa, 
Canada. 
Hackney: 

Records. 

Canadian National, Records; Secretary, Ottawa, 
Canada. 
Shire': 

Canadian National, Records; Secretary, Ottawa, 
Canada. 
Suffolk: 

Canadian National, Records; Secretary, Ottawa, 
Canada. 
Welsh Pony and Cob: 

Canadian National, Records; Secretary, Ottawa, 

Canada. 
The studbooks and signatures of the authorized 
officers of the following American Horse and Jack 
Pedigree Registration Associations, Societies or Com- 
panies: 
Arabian: 

' Studbook of the Arabian Horse Club of America. 
Arabian Horse Club of America; H. K. Bush- 
Brown, secretary, Newburgh, N. Y. 
Belgian Draft: 

American Register of Belgian Draft Horses. 
American Association of Importers and Breeders 
of Belgian Draft Horses; J. G. O'Connor Jr., 
secretary, Wabash, Ind. 
Cleveland Bay: 

American Cleveland Bay Studbook. 
(Cleveland Bay Society of America; R. P. Stericker, 
secretary, Oconomowoc, Wis. 
French Draft: 

National Register of French Draft Horses. 
National French Draft Horse Association of Amer- 
ica; G. E. Stubbs, secretary, Fairfield, Iowa. 
Clydesdale: 

American Clydesdale. 

American Clydesdale Association; R. B. Ogilvie, 
secretary, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111. 
Hackney: 

American Hackney Studbook. 

American Hackney Horse Society; Gurney C. Gue, 
secretary, 308 W. 97th street, New York City. 
French Coach: 

French Coach Studbook. 

French Coach Society of America; Duncan E. Wil- 
lett, secretary, Maple Ave. and Harrison 
street, Oak Park, 111. 
German Coach Oldenburg: 

German Hanoverian and Oldenburg Coach Horse 

Studbook. 
German Hanoverian and Oldenburg Coach Horse 
Association of America; J. Crouch, secretary, 
Lafayette, Ind. 



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Jacks and Jennets: 

American Jack Stock Studbook. 

American Breeders' Association of Jacks and Jen- 
nets; J. W. Jones, secretary, Columbia, Tenn. 
Percheron: 

The American Breeders' and Importers' Percheron 

Register. 
The American Breeders' and Importers' Percheron 
Registry Company; John A. Forney, secretary, 
Plainfield, Ohio. 
Percheron: 

Percheron Studbook of America. 

Percheron Society of America; Wayne Dinsmore, 
secretary, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111. 
Percheron: 

Percheron Register. 

The Percheron Registry Company; Chas. G. Glenn, 
secretary, 1319 Wesley Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 
Shetland Pony: 

American Shetland Pony Club Studbook. 
American Shetland Pony Club; Miss Pulia M. 
Wade, secretary, Lafayette, Ind. 
Shire: 

American Shire Horse Studbook. 

American Shire Horse Association; Chas. Burgess 
Sr., secretary, Wenona, 111. 
Suffolk: 

American Suffolk Horse Studbook. 
American Suffolk Horse Association; Alexander 
Galbraith, secretary, DeKalb, 111. 
Thoroughbred : 

American Studbook. 

The Jocky Club; W. H. Rowe, registrar, 571 Fifth 
Avenue, New York City, N. Y. 
Welsh Pony and Cob: 

Welsh Pony and Cob Studbook. 

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America; 
John Alexander, secretary, Aurora, 111. 
American Trotter: 

American Trotting Register. 

American Trotting Register Association; Wm. H. 
Knight, secretary, 137 South Ashland boule- 
vard, Chicago, 111. 
Morgan: 

American Morgan Register. 

American Morgan Register Association; T. B. 
Boyce, secretary, Middlebury, Vermont. 
Saddle Horse: 

American Saddle Horse Register. 
American Saddle Horse Breeders' Association; i. 
B. Hall, secretary, Louisville, Ky. 
Jacks and Jennets: 

Standard Jack Studbook. 

Standard Jack (and Jennet Registry; Wm. K. 
Morton, secretary, Kansas City, Mo. 



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