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54-1368. Terms, defined.As used in sections 54-1367 to 54-1384, unless the context otherwise requires:(1) Brucellosis, also known as Bang's disease, shall mean the disease wherein an animal is infected with Brucella Abortus or contagious abortion, Brucella Suis, or Brucella Melitensis;(2) Animal shall mean cattle and bison;(3) Livestock shall mean cattle and bison;(4) Department shall mean the Department of Agriculture;(5) Market livestock shall mean animals of an age, sex, and status set out in regulations promulgated under sections 54-1367 to 54-1384, which animals shall be subject to testing under the market livestock brucellosis testing program;(6) Eligible animals shall mean animals of an age, sex, and status set out in regulations promulgated under sections 54-1367 to 54-1384, which animals shall be subject to testing under the brucellosis eradication program;(7) Testing shall mean the taking of an official test for the presence of brucellosis designated in the regulations promulgated under sections 54-1367 to 54-1384;(8) Negative shall mean an animal that has been tested for brucellosis and determined not to have the disease;(9) Reactor or infected animal shall mean an animal that has been tested for brucellosis and determined to be infected with the disease;(10) Suspect shall mean an animal that has been tested for brucellosis and, based upon the test results, cannot be clearly classified as either negative or a reactor without further testing or other epidemiological evaluation;(11) Exposed animals shall mean animals that either are part of a herd in which a reactor has been present, or animals that have had a reasonable opportunity to come in contact with an infected herd or a reactor. Exposed animals shall include animals in a herd adjacent to an infected herd;(12) Infected herd shall mean a herd that contains or has contained an infected animal and has not yet been released from quarantine;(13) Exposed herd shall mean a herd containing an exposed animal; and(14) Herd shall mean a group of animals of like species maintained on common ground, or two or more groups of animals under common ownership or control on separate premises with an interchange of animals. SourceLaws 1983, LB 573, § 2.