(1)“Accredited veterinarian” means a veterinarian approved by the United States department of agriculture in accordance with 9 CFR 161, as may be amended from time to time.
(2)“Commission” means the state agricultural commission.
(3)“Commissioner” means the commissioner of agriculture.
(4)“Department” means the department of agriculture.
(5)“Hold” means a temporary order issued by the state veterinarian when an infectious or contagious disease is suspected in livestock to isolate any specific livestock, premises, county, district, or section of the state; restrict the movement of livestock; and specify sanitary measures, pending completion of testing.
(6)“Infectious or contagious disease” means a reportable or emerging disease of livestock that poses a significant risk to the livestock industry of the state resulting from infectious agents, such as viruses, rickettsia, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, internal or external parasites, or prions, or any reportable or emerging communicable disease that is capable of being transmitted from one animal to another animal or to a human, whether communicated directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or livestock host, a vector, or the environment.
(7)“Livestock” means cattle, sheep, goats, bison, swine, mules, poultry, horses, alternative livestock as defined in section 35-41.5-102 (1), and all other domesticated animals raised or kept for profit.
(8)“New or emerging disease” means an emerging livestock disease defined as a newly identified pathogen or strain of pathogen, a known pathogen in a new location, or a new presentation of a known pathogen.
(9)“Owner” means the person or entity owning the livestock or property and the owner’s officers, members, employees, agents, attorneys, and representatives.
(10)“Quarantine” means an order issued by the commissioner when testing has confirmed the presence of an infectious or contagious disease in livestock, which order isolates specific livestock, premises, counties, districts, or sections of the state; restricts the movement of livestock; and specifies sanitary measures.
(11)“Reportable disease” means an infectious or contagious disease specified by rule as reportable to the state veterinarian.
(12)“State veterinarian” means the state veterinarian of the Colorado department of agriculture or his or her authorized representative.
(13)“Test” or “testing” means or applies to the diagnostic test or any other method approved by the state veterinarian for detecting infectious or contagious diseases in livestock.
Section 35-50-103 — Definitions,
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