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Title 6 : Agriculture


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 U.S. 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 fish propagated by commercial fish 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 guanacos, vicunas, camels, alpacas, and llamas.

    (5) "Coggins test" means the agar gel immunodiffusion blood test conducted in a laboratory approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Secretary.

    (6) "Contagious disease," "infectious disease," or "disease" means any disease found in domestic animals that is capable of directly or indirectly spreading from one domestic animal to another. "Contagious disease" includes all reportable diseases.

    (7) "Deer" means any member of the family cervidae except for white-tailed deer and moose.

    (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 horses, ponies, mules, asses, and zebras.

    (10) "Fallow deer" means domesticated deer of the genus Dama, species dama.

    (11) "Red deer" means domesticated deer of the family cervidae, subfamily cervidae, genus Cervus, species elaphus.

    (12) "Reactor" means an animal that tests positive to any official test required under this chapter.

    (13) "Reportable disease" means any disease included in the National List of Reportable Animal Diseases and any disease required by the Secretary by rule to be reportable.

    (14) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets or designee. (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; 2017, No. 30, § 3.)