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RULE §39.1Definitions

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

  (1) Approved product--A product indicated to be effective for the treatment and control of scabies and mange mites in livestock.

  (2) Authorized veterinarian--Veterinarians who are licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas, are Category II accredited by USDA, APHIS, VS for the State of Texas; and have satisfactorily completed Texas Animal Health Commission disease control or eradication program training or provide documentation to the executive director that they have satisfactorily completed substantially similar disease control or eradication program training.

  (3) Commission--The Texas Animal Health Commission.

  (4) Exposed livestock--Livestock that have had direct or indirect contact with animals infested with scabies or mange mites.

  (5) Exposed or infested herd--Herd of livestock where one or more head have been confirmed to be infested with scabies or mange mites. The exposed status continues until the prescribed course of treatment is completed and inspected by the commission, USDA, APHIS, VS or an authorized veterinarian.

  (6) Infested livestock--Livestock that have been confirmed to be infested with the scabies or mange mite.

  (7) Livestock--Cattle, sheep, or goats.

  (8) Scabies or mange mites--As used herein include Chorioptes bovis, Psoroptes bovis, and Sarcoptes scabiei mites which are reportable to the commission and commonly referred to as chorioptic, psoroptic and sarcoptic mange, mange or scabies.

  (9) USDA, APHIS, VS--United States Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services.

Source Note: The provisions of this §39.1 adopted to be effective October 9, 2014, 39 TexReg 7913

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