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