The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 1151)
§ 1151. Definitions
As used in this part:
(1) "Accredited veterinarian" means a veterinarian approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and the state veterinarian to perform functions specified by cooperative state-federal disease control programs.
(2) "Animal" or "domestic animal" means cattle, sheep, goats, equines, deer, American bison, swine, poultry, pheasant, Chukar partridge, Coturnix quail, psittacine birds, ferrets, camelids, ratites (ostriches, rheas, and emus), and water buffalo. The term shall include cultured trout propagated by commercial trout farms.
(3) "Approved slaughterhouse" means an establishment maintained by a slaughterer under state or federal law.
(4) "Camelids" means any animal of the family camelidae including, but not limited to, guanacos, vicunas, camels, alpacas and llamas.
(5) "Coggins test" means the agar gel immunodiffusion blood test conducted in a laboratory approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and the secretary.
(6) "Secretary" means the Vermont secretary of agriculture, food and markets, or his or her designee.
(7) "Contagious disease," "communicable disease," "infectious disease" or "disease" means any disease found in domestic animals which is capable of spreading from one domestic animal to another with or without actual contact. "Contagious disease" includes, but is not limited to, all reportable diseases.
(8) "Domestic fowl" or "poultry" means all domesticated birds of all ages that may be used as human food, or which produce eggs that may be used as human food excluding those birds protected by 10 V.S.A. part 4.
(9) "Equine animal" means any member of the family equidae, including, but not limited to, horses, ponies, mules, asses, and zebra.
(10) "Equine infectious anemia" means swamp fever, the disease of equine animals spread by blood sucking insects and unsterile surgical instruments or equipment that produces cuts or abrasions.
(11) "Red deer" means domesticated deer of the family cervidae, subfamily cervinae, genus Cervus, species elaphus.
(12) "Fallow deer" means domesticated deer of the genus Dama, species dama.
(13) "Ferret" means only the European ferret Mustela putorious furo.
(14) "Reportable disease" means any disease determined by the secretary by rule to be a reportable disease or contained in the following list:
(A) Poultry Diseases:
(B) Avian Influenza
(C) Fowl Cholera
(D) Infectious laryngiotracheatis
(E) Mycoplasma Galliseptieum
(F) Newcastle disease
(G) Mycoplasma Synoviae
(H) Psittacosis (Chlamydiosis)
(iii) other salmonellas
(J) Livestock Diseases:
(K) African Swine Fever
(N) Any Vesicular Disease:
(i) foot and mouth disease
(ii) swine vesicular disease
(iii) vesicular stomatitis
(iv) vesicular exanthema
(S) Equine Encephalomyelitis
(T) Equine Infectious Anemia
(U) Hog Cholera
(V) Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease), positive organism detection
(i) sarcoptic (cattle)
(ii) psoroptic (cattle and sheep)
(CC) Scrapie (sheep)
(EE) Bovine Tuberculosis
(FF) Malignant Catarrhal Fever
(GG) Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
(15) "Deer" means any member of the family cervidae except for white-tailed deer and moose. (Added 1987, No. 276 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1989, No. 16, § 1; 1991, No. 8, §§ 1, 2; 1993, No. 202 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1995, No. 72 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Feb. 14, 1996; 1997, No. 88 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1999, No. 30, § 7; 2003, No. 37, § 2; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2005, No. 12, § 1, eff. May 2, 2005.)