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T n A R'- WY . A '
1r RACI ANIVt ArsN ,, TEA
December 12, 1951
lion. D. A. Davidson, Director
Livestock Sanitary Commission
3320 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, Texas Opinion No. V-1372
Re: Legality of cattlemen's
using individual hold-
ing brands which are
the same as brands
specified by law to
identify diseased cat-
Dear Mr. Davidson: tle.
Your request for an opinion refers to certain
Acts of the Legislature which provide for the branding
of diseased cattle on the left jaw with the letter "T
for those with tuberculosis, and the letter "B" for
those having Bang's Disease, and then you state as fol-
"In the first of these Acts the letter
tT' is designated for the identification of
cattle found, by recognized methods, to be
positive reactors to the tuberculin test;
and in the second Act, the letter 'B' is
designated for the identification of cattle
found to be positive reactors to the recog-
nized test for Brucella Abortus. It has
now come before this Department and its
field representatives that individual cat-
tlemen are using the letter 'T' in some
instance, and the letter 'B' in others,
as individual holding brands. Investiga-
tions further reveal these holding brands
are recorded with the County Clerks of the
Counties wherein the owners reside, identi-
fying these brands as having been legally
"In the instance of the brand 'T', it
was found upon investigation that some fif-
teen individual owners in the western part
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-1372, text, December 12, 1951; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth266190/m1/1/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.