The following words, as used in this article, or in any rule or regulation authorized
thereunder, unless the context otherwise requires or a different meaning is specifically
prescribed, shall have the following meanings:
(a) “Commissioner,” the state commissioner of agriculture;
(b) “Animal,” any domestic equine or bovine animal, sheep, goat, swine, dog, cat or
(c) “Owner,” any person who owns, leases or hires any domestic animal from another,
or who allows a domestic animal habitually to remain about the premises inhabited
by such person;
(d) “Premises,” is to be taken in its widest sense, and shall include land, any structure,
building, pen, coop or inclosure thereon, and any vehicle, car or vessel used in transporting
passengers, goods or animals by land or water;
(e) “Communicable disease,” actinobacillosis, actinomycosis, anaplasmosis, anthrax,
apthous fever (foot-and-mouth disease), aujesky's disease (mad itch), bacillary hemoglobinuria,
blackleg, brucellosis (cattle, swine and goats), contagious ecthyma (sheep sore mouth),
contagious pleuropneumonia, dourine (horses), encephalomyelitis, equine encephalomyelitis,
erysipelas (swine), glanders, hemorrhagic enteritis in swine, hemorrhagic septicemia
(shipping fever), hog cholera, influenza (horses and swine), infectious equine anemia,
infectious keratitis, Johne's disease (paratuberculosis in cattle), laryngo tracheitis
(poultry), leptospirosis, listerellosis, malignant oedema, necrobacillosis, newcastle
disease (avian pneumonencephalitis), psittacosis, pullorum disease, pox (chicken,
cow, swine and horse), Q fever, rabies, rinderpest, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (in
rodents and dogs), salmonellosis, scabies (mange--in all species), tick fever, tularemia,
trichinosis, trichomoniasis, tuberculosis, vesicular exanthema (swine), vesicular
stomatitis, vibrio foetus, X-disease (hyperkeratosis), or any other disease which
has been or may hereafter be adjudged and proclaimed by the commissioner or the bureau
of animal industry of the United States department of agriculture to be contagious,
infectious or otherwise transmissible or communicable.
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