Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0384 - Definitions

For purposes of OAR 603, division 11:

(1) "Animal(s)" means domestic or captive sheep and/or goat(s).
(2) "APHIS" 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 representative.
(4) "Department" 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 electronic devices.
(10) "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 plan.
(13) "USDA" means the United States Department of Agriculture.


Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0384
AD 5-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-26-93; AD 13-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-93; DOA 25-2004, f. & cert. ef. 11-8-04; Renumbered from 603-011-0367 by DOA 17-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-31-10

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190, 596.020, 596.392 & 596.412

Stats. Implemented: ORS 596.392

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