As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) “Abandon” means to forsake entirely, or to neglect or refuse to provide or perform the legal obligations for care and support of an animal by its owner or his agent;

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(2) “Board” means the Board of Agriculture;
(3) “Commission” means the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission; (4) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Agriculture;
(5) “Communicable disease” means a disease that can be directly or indirectly transmitted from one (1) animal to another;
(6) “Compost” means the humus-like product of the process of composting domestic livestock, poultry, or fish, which may be used as a soil conditioner or enhancer;
(7) “Composting” means the biological decomposition of organic matter; (8) “Council” means the Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council; (9) “Department” means the Department of Agriculture;
(10) “Fish” means the bodies and parts of bodies of all animal aquatic life being raised, or kept for sale to a wholesaler or retailer, or for direct sale to the public;
(11) “Livestock” means:
(a) Cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, llamas, buffaloes, or any other animals of the bovine, ovine, porcine, caprine, equine, or camelid species; and
(b) Deer, elk, and any other animal of the cervid species whose regulatory requirements are under KRS Chapters 150 and 246, and are privately owned and raised in a confined area for breeding stock, food, fiber, and other products;
(12) “National animal identification system” means a national program intended to identify animals and track them as they come into contact with or commingle with animals other than herdmates from their premises of origin;
(13) “National Poultry Improvement Plan” shall have the same meaning as set out in the United States Code of Federal Regulations, 9 C.F.R. Part 145, and the auxiliary provisions in 9 C.F.R. Part 147;
(14) “Owner” means any person owning or leasing from another, or having in charge any domestic animal;
(15) “Poultry” means chickens, ducks, turkeys, or other domestic fowl being raised or kept on any premises in the Commonwealth;
(16) “Premises” means any portion of land, or any structure erected on land; and
(17) “Reportable disease” means an animal disease that shall be reported to state or federal animal health officials when suspected or diagnosed.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 106, sec. 4, effective July 15, 2010. — Amended
2009 Ky. Acts ch. 22, sec. 1, effective June 25, 2009. — Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch.
27, sec. 3, effective July 12, 2006. — Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 115, sec. 1, effective June 20, 2005. — Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 88, sec. 12, effective March
28, 2002. — Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 58, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1996. — Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 6, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1986. — Amended 1962 Ky. Acts ch. 248, sec. 1. — Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1,
1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 63c-1, 4618-78.