Wherever in this subpart the following terms are used, unless the context otherwise requires, they shall be construed, respectively, to mean:
of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
or any other employee of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
, United States Department of Agriculture
, to whom authority has been or may be delegated to act in the Administrator
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States
Department of Agriculture (APHIS or Service.)
Cattle, sheep, goats, other ruminants, swine, horses, asses, mules, zebras, dogs, and poultry
APHIS representative. A veterinarian or other individual employed by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, who is authorized to perform the services required by this part.
All members of the class aves (including eggs for hatching), other than poultry
Department. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Inspector. An employee of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service authorized to perform duties required under this subpart.
licensed by any region
or political subdivision thereof to practice veterinary medicine.
Cared for in a fenced enclosure, such that the ratites
are kept apart from wild ratites
, and other animals
; can be readily observed, and be restrained for inspection and treatment. A flock
is not considered to be pen-raised
captured in the wild have been added to it after March 8, 1994.
Performing or theatrical birds.
, except ratites
, which are to be used in shows, theatrical acts or performances only.
Persons. Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society or joint stock company.
, except ratites
, which are imported for the personal pleasure of their individual owners and are not intended for resale.
Port Veterinarian. A veterinarian employed by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to perform duties required under this part at a port of entry.
Poultry. Chickens, doves, ducks, geese, grouse, guinea fowl, partridges, pea fowl, pheasants, pigeons, quail, swans, and turkeys (including eggs for hatching).
That period of time, usually approximately 9 months each year, from the time ratites
in a flock
begin laying eggs until the ratites
cease laying eggs.
Ratites. Cassowaries, emus, kiwis, ostriches, and rheas.
Any defined geographic land area identifiable by geological, political, or surveyed boundaries. A region
may consist of any of the following:
A national entity (country);
Part of a national entity (zone, county, department, municipality, parish, Province, State, etc.);
Parts of several national entities combined into an area; or
A group of national entities (countries) combined into a single area.
which are to be used for research purposes only.
All of the States of the United States
, the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States
, and all other Territories and Possessions of the United States
intended for breeding or public display, for recreational or educational purposes, at a zoological park
A professionally operated zoo, park, garden or other place, maintained under the constant surveillance of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, for the exhibition of live animals
, pigeons or birds
, for the purpose of public recreation or education.
[55 FR 31495, Aug. 2, 1990, as amended at 56 FR 31865, July 12, 1991; 59 FR 10732, Mar. 8, 1994; 59 FR 47068, Sept. 14, 1994. Redesignated and amended at 62 FR 56012, 56013
, Oct. 28, 1997]