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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 2TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION
CHAPTER 45REPORTABLE DISEASES
RULE §45.1Definitions

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

  (1) Office International Des Epizooties List A Diseases--These are diseases which have the potential for very serious and rapid spread, irrespective of national borders, which are of serious socio-economic or public health consequence and which are of major importance in the international trade of animals and animal products.

  (2) Foreign Animal Diseases--These are animal diseases recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture as not being found in the United States.

  (3) National Program Diseases--These are animal diseases that are the subject of a national state/federal cooperative eradication program between the state of Texas and the United States Department of Agriculture.

  (4) Texas Animal Health Commission Designated Diseases--Animal diseases that the Commission has determined must be reported in order that the Commission may act as necessary to eradicate or control significant animal diseases.


Source Note: The provisions of this §45.1 adopted to be effective January 12, 2000, 25 TexReg 77

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