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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) 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.

Source Note: The provisions of this §45.1 adopted to be effective January 12, 2000, 25 TexReg 77; amended to be effective October 21, 2021, 46 TexReg 7040

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