For purposes of OAR 603, division 11:
(1) "Animal(s)" means domestic or captive
sheep and/or goat(s).
means the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA).
(3) "Director" means the Director of the
Oregon Department of Agriculture, or a duly authorized
means the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
(5) "Exposed Flock" means a flock which has
received female animals from an infected or source flock or that contains or
contained a suspect female animal.
(6) "Flock" means a group of two or more
sheep or goats which are kept, fed, and herded together as a management unit.
The term "flock" is interchangeable with the term "herd" and applies to all
categories and breeds of sheep and goats.
(7) "Flock Management Plan" means a written
scrapie flock management agreement which is signed by the flock owner and a
Department or APHIS representative
(8) "Infected Flock" means a flock in which
there has been at least one animal with laboratory confirmed diagnosis of
scrapie, including "source" flocks.
(9) "Official Individual Identification"
means the unique identification of individual animals with a device determined
to be appropriate by the Department and the USDA. Such identification may
include, but is not limited to, official identification tags, tattoos, and
"Quarantine" means a movement restriction imposed by the Department under
authority of ORS Chapters 561 and 596.
(11) "Scrapie" means a transmissible
spongiform encephalopathy of sheep and goats.
(12) "Source Flock" means a flock in which a
State or APHIS representative has determined that at least one animal was born
that was diagnosed as scrapie positive at an age of 72 months or less or in
which a scrapie-positive animal has resided throughout its life. The
determination that an animal was born in a flock must be based either on the
presence of official identification on the animal traceable to the flock, the
presence of other identification on the animal that is listed on the bill of
sale, or other evidence, such as registry records, to show that a
scrapie-positive animal originated from the flock combined with the absence of
records indicating that the animal was purchased and added to the flock. If DNA
from the animal was collected when the animal resided in the flock of birth by
an accredited veterinarian and stored at an approved genotyping laboratory, or
if DNA collection and storage is required for breed registration and the breed
registration has appropriate safeguards in place to ensure the integrity of the
banking process, the owner may request verification of the animal's identity
based on DNA comparison if adequate records and identification have been
maintained by the owner and the repository to show that the archived DNA is
that of the animal that has been traced to the flock. A flock will no longer be
a source flock after it has completed the requirements of a flock
(13) "USDA" means the United
States Department of Agriculture.