, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
, or any other employee of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
delegated to act in the Administrator
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
that is composed of stock that has been developed for commercial egg or meat production and is maintained for the principal purpose of producing chicks for the ultimate production of eggs or meat for human consumption.
A designation earned by participation in a Plan
Commercial flock or slaughter plant.
A commercial poultry
or slaughter plant that is required because of its size to participate in the special provisions in part 146 of this chapter
in order to participate in the Plan
Department. The U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Propagated and maintained under the control of a person
A written flock
management agreement developed by APHIS and the Official State Agency
with input from the flock
and other affected parties. A flock plan
sets out the steps to be taken to eradicate H5/H7 LPAI from a positive flock
, or to prevent introduction of H5/H7 LPAI into another flock
. A flock plan
shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, poultry
product movement and geographically appropriate infected and control/monitoring zones. Control measures in the flock plan
should include detailed plans for safe handling of conveyances, containers, and other associated materials
that could serve as fomites; disposal of flocks; cleaning and disinfection
; downtime; and repopulation.
H5/H7 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).
An infection of poultry
caused by an influenza A virus of H5 or H7 subtype that has an intravenous pathogenicity index test in 6-week-old chickens less than 1.2 or any infection with influenza A viruses of H5 or H7 subtype for which nucleotide sequencing has not demonstrated the presence of multiple basic amino acids at the cleavage site of the hemagglutinin.
H5/H7 LPAI exposed.
At risk of developing H5/H7 LPAI because of association with birds or poultry
infected with H5/H7 LPAI, excrement from birds or poultry
infected with H5/H7 LPAI, or other material touched by birds or poultry
infected with H5/H7 LPAI, or because there is reason to believe that association has occurred with H5/H7 LPAI or vectors of H5/H7 LPAI, as determined by the Cooperating State Agency
and confirmed by APHIS.
H5/H7 LPAI virus infection (infected)
. (1) Poultry
will be considered to be infected with H5/H7 LPAI for the purposes of this part if:
H5/H7 LPAI virus has been isolated and identified as such from poultry; or
Viral antigen or viral RNA specific to the H5 or H7 subtype of AI virus has been detected in poultry; or
Antibodies to the H5 or H7 subtype of the AI virus that are not a consequence of vaccination have been detected in poultry. If vaccine is used, methods should be used to distinguish vaccinated birds from birds that are both vaccinated and infected. In the case of isolated serological positive results, H5/H7 LPAI infection may be ruled out on the basis of a thorough epidemiological investigation that does not demonstrate further evidence of H5/H7 LPAI infection, as determined by APHIS.
The official determination that H5/H7 LPAI virus has been isolated and identified, viral antigen or viral RNA specific to the H5 or H7 subtype of AI virus has been detected, or antibodies to the H5 or H7 subtype of AI virus have been detected may only be made by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories.
, lien, or other security or beneficial interest held by any person
other than the one claiming indemnity for the destruction of poultry
or eggs due to H5/H7 LPAI.
Official appraiser (APHIS official appraiser, State official appraiser).
authorized by APHIS to appraise poultry
for the purposes of this part. A State
official appraiser is selected by a State
and authorized by APHIS.
Official State Agency.
authority recognized by the Department
to cooperate in the administration of the Plan
fowl, including chickens, turkeys, ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries, waterfowl, and game birds, except doves and pigeons, which are bred for the primary purpose of producing eggs or meat.
The Secretary of the United States
Department of Agriculture
, or any officer or employee of the Department
delegated to act in the Secretary
Any of the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands of the United States
, or any territory or possession of the United States
chicken grown for the primary purpose of producing eggs for human consumption.
United States. All of the States.