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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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