(510 ILCS 105/3)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1803)
For the purposes of this Act:
"Appraisal value" means the
actual value of the swine for meat, feeding or breeding purposes at the time
and place of the appraisal.
"Approved plan" means an individually negotiated plan developed by the
Department and agreed to between the Department and the swine owner to
control trichinosis in a swine herd.
"Department" means the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois.
"Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, or his designee.
"Person" includes any individual, firm, partnership, association,
corporation or other business entity.
"Positive herd" means a herd of swine in which one or more animals from
the herd have been shown to be infected with Trichinella spiralis by a
laboratory test of tissue samples.
"Positive sample" means a blood or tissue sample in which the presence of
Trichinella spiralis or antibodies to Trichinella spiralis has been
confirmed through a laboratory test.
"Salvage value" means the carcass value of the animal after the meat has
been treated according to the rules adopted under the federal Meat and
Poultry Inspection Act for the handling of trichina infected meat.
"Suspect herd" means a herd of swine consisting of one or more animals
suspected of being infected with Trichinella spiralis because of: (1) the
presence of the parasite in mammals that could come in contact with the
swine herd; (2) a positive sample that has been located and traced back to
the herd; (3) a positive serological test; or (4) epidemiological evidence
indicating that trichinosis may be present in the herd.
"Trichinosis" or "trichina infection" means the disease in mammals caused
by the internal parasite Trichinella spiralis.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)