15.11.02.01

.01 Definitions.

A. "Brucellosis exposed animal" means a bull, cow, or calf that:

(1) Is part of a herd known to be infected with brucellosis;

(2) Has been in contact with a brucellosis reactor in marketing or other channels for 24 hours or more; or

(3) Has been in contact with a brucellosis reactor for less than 24 hours if the brucellosis reactor has aborted or calved within the preceding 30 days, or the reactor has a vaginal or uterine discharge.

B. "Department" means the Maryland Department of Agriculture and its designee.

C. "Official brucellosis test" means a test or combination of tests performed in an approved State-federal brucellosis laboratory and approved by the Secretary.

D. "Reactor". The definition of a reactor in "Uniform Methods and Rules" shall apply.

E. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture or his designee.

F. "Suspect". The definition of a suspect in "Uniform Methods and Rules" shall apply.

G. "Uniform Methods and Rules" means the latest published edition of "Recommended Uniform Methods and Rules--Brucellosis Eradication" as adopted and published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture following recommendations of the Brucellosis Committee of the United States Animal Health Association.