"Animal" means an animal that is member of the family Cervidae.
"Brucellosis certified free herd" means a farmed cervidae herd that has tested negative to at least two official brucellosis tests and is recognized by the board as brucellosis free.
"CWD" means chronic wasting disease.
"CWD certified herd" means a farmed cervidae herd that is enrolled in a CWD herd certification program approved by the board and has reached level 6 herd status as specified in part 1721.0420, subpart 1, item F.
"CWD contaminated premises" means a premises on which a CWD positive animal has been identified. A CWD contaminated premises is further categorized depending on the degree of contamination as follows:
A premises shall be categorized as having minimal environmental contamination if there is no evidence that there has been transmission of CWD on the premises and there is no evidence of long-standing infection of the herd. The number of positive animals identified on a premises of this type must be three or fewer. This category shall be used in cases where history and records indicate that the positive animal likely contracted the disease on another premises. Positive animals on a premises in this category must be preclinical at the time of CWD diagnosis or very early in the clinical course of the disease.
A premises shall be categorized as having moderate to severe environmental contamination if there is evidence that transmission of CWD has occurred or where a positive animal dies of CWD or is euthanized late in the clinical course of the disease.
"CWD endemic area" means a geographic area as determined by the board where CWD is present in wild cervidae populations.
"CWD herd certification program" means a herd CWD surveillance and control program administered by a state, federal, or provincial government agency. For a CWD herd certification program to be approved by the board, it must meet the requirements in part 1721.0420.
"Farmed cervidae" means cervidae that are raised for any purpose and are registered in a manner approved by the board. Farmed cervidae are livestock and are not wild animals for purposes of game farm, hunting, or wildlife laws.
"Official CWD test" means any test for the diagnosis of CWD approved by the board. A list of CWD tests approved by the board is available through the Internet at http://mn.gov/bah or by calling the board office at 651-296-2942.
"Tuberculosis accredited free herd" means a herd of farmed cervidae that has tested negative to at least two official tuberculosis tests and is recognized by the board as tuberculosis free.
"Wild cervidae" means cervidae that live in the wild.
MS s 35.03
April 4, 2013
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