423. Compensation for slaughter.

Compensation is payable to persons whose animals are slaughtered for the common good. The rate varies according to the disease for the prevention of which the animal was slaughtered, and according to whether the animal was actually affected with disease or not1. If the sum received by the appropriate authority on sale of a carcase exceeds the amount paid for compensation to the owner of the slaughtered animal, the appropriate authority must pay that excess to the owner after deducting reasonable expenses2.

When insurance is payable upon animals thus slaughtered, the insurers may deduct the amount of compensation received by