trichomoniasis" is a sexually transmitted disease of cattle caused by the
parasitic protozoan organism Tritrichomonas foetus.
(2) "The Department" is the Oregon Department
of Agriculture (ODA).
bull" is a sexually intact male bovine less than 18 months of age that is
certified by the owner/manager as having had no potential breeding contact with
(4) "Exposed herds" are
cattle herds which have had, within twelve months, direct commingling or cross
fence contact with test-positive herd during a time of potential breeding
Identification" is a USDA steel alphanumeric ear tag provided as official
identification to accredited veterinarians, or breed registry tattoos, or other
means of identification established by the Department after review by the
Trichomoniasis Advisory Panel.
"Herd" is a group of cattle managed as a separate unit and not mixed with other
cattle under the same ownership.
(7) "Test positive herd" is a defined herd of
cattle in which a diagnosis of trichomoniasis has been made by a certified,
"Trich-year" is the period from September 1st to August 31st of any given year.
(9) "qPCR Assay" is a laboratory
test based on the amplification and quantification of target DNA molecules. The
quantitative polymerase chain reaction is also called real-time polymerase
chain reaction (qPCR).
Or. Admin. R.
DOA 9-2000, f. & cert.
ef. 4-4-00; DOA 11-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-17-05; DOA 19-2007, f. &
cert. ef. 11-28-07; DOA 15-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 9-1-08; DOA
13-2009(Temp), f. 8-28-09 cert. ef. 9-1-09 thru 2-28-10; DOA 9-2010, f. &
cert. ef. 2-26-10
5-2015, f. & cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 591 & 596
Stats. Implemented: ORS