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RULE §36.1Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Camelidae--Members of the family of animals which includes camels, lamas, and vicunas. The domestic members of the genus lama includes the llama, alpaca, and guanaco.

  (2) Commission--Texas Animal Health Commission.

  (3) Exotic Bovidae--Non-indigenous members of the family of animals which includes water buffalo, gnu (wildebeest), addax, antelope and nilgai (among others).

  (4) Exotic Cervidae--Non-indigenous members of the family of animals which includes deer, elk, moose, caribou, reindeer and the sub-family musk deer.

  (5) Exotic fowl--Any avian species that is not indigenous to this state. The term includes ratites.

  (6) Exotic livestock--Grass-eating or plant-eating, single-hooved or cloven-hooved mammals that are not indigenous to this state and are known as ungulates, including animals from the swine, horse, tapir, camel, llama, rhinoceros, elephant, deer, and antelope families.

  (7) Livestock--Cattle, horses, mules, asses, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, exotic livestock, and hogs, unless otherwise defined.

  (8) Ratite--Exotic fowl with a flat breastbone and small or nonexistent wings, such as ostriches, emu, moa, and kiwi.

Source Note: The provisions of this §36.1 adopted to be effective September 28, 1990, 15 TexReg 5360; amended to be effective May 20, 1991, 16 TexReg 2470; amended to be effective August 19, 1991, 16 TexReg 4152; amended to be effective December 12, 1994, 19 TexReg 9489; amended to be effective July 5, 1998, 23 TexReg 6713; amended to be effective May 23, 1999, 24 TexReg 3706; amended to be effective August 25, 2008, 33 TexReg 6794

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