The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall
have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Diseases--Animal
diseases which have the potential for very serious and rapid spread,
irrespective of national borders, which are of serious socioeconomic
or public health consequence and of major importance in the international
trade of animals and animal products.
(2) Foreign Animal Diseases--Animal diseases recognized
by the United States Department of Agriculture as not being found
in the United States.
(3) Reportable Animal Diseases--Also termed notifiable
diseases and conditions by the United States Department of Agriculture,
diseases that consist of emergency incidents, emergency disease incidents,
and regulated disease incidents.
(4) National Program Diseases--Animal diseases that
are the subject of a federal and state cooperative eradication program
between the State of Texas and the United States Department of Agriculture.
(5) Texas Animal Health Commission Designated Diseases
and Agents of Disease Transmission--Animal diseases and agents of
disease transmission that the commission has determined must be reported
so the commission may act as necessary to eradicate or control the
animal disease or agent of disease transmission.