8. Functions of Quarantine Officer

8. Functions of Quarantine Officer

8. Functions of Quarantine Officer:

(1) The functions to be carried out by Quarantine officer shall be as follows:

(a) To examine the animals, products of animal origin or livestock product materials keeping them in the quarantine
and to check whether or not the feed, water, medicine and treatment are provided for the animals;

(b) If the animals, products of animal origin or livestock product materials have to be kept in the quarantine until
the result of the samples sent for clinical examination is received, to inspect whether or not they been kept
properly;
(c) To cause to be cleaned and disinfected the quarantine spot after release of the animals of each shipment.

(d) To inspect whether or not the transport vehicles used for transportation of the animals, products of animal origin or livestock product materials have been cleaned and disinfected properly, and to cause to be cleaned and
disinfected if the same is not found to have been done;

(e) To inspect whether or not the solid wastes produced by  the transport vehicles coming from the foreign countries
have been properly disposed of so as not to causing spread of diseases, and to make proper arrangement for their
disposal as may be necessary;

(f) To examine the certificate and other documents relating to animal, products of animal origin or livestock product
materials;

(g) If the imported animals are found to have been caught by any infectious disease or it is doubted that they have been so caught, to send the information thereof by shortest means to the local Livestock Services Office, the
Department, the Ministry of Agriculture and the other concerned bodies;

(h) If the imported animal is found to have been caught by infectious disease and the product of animal origin or
livestock product material is doubted to have consisted of any harmful element, to collect the sample thereof and to
send it to the laboratory prescribed by the Department for examination, and to keep such animal, products of animal
origin or livestock product materials in the quarantine until the result of the examination is received;

(i) To maintain contact and coordination with the quarantine check-posts of the foreign countries.