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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 4. Livestock Drugs [14200 - 14390]

  ( Heading of Chapter 4 amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1224. )

ARTICLE 1.5. Definitions [14201 - 14209]
  ( Heading of Article 1.5 renumbered from Article 1 by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1224. )


Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this article govern the construction of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


“Drug” means any of the following substances:

(a) Any substance which is intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of disease.

(b) Any substance, except food and water, which is intended to affect the structure or function of the body of any livestock.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


“Restricted drug” means any livestock drug which is sold in such form that it might be administered to humans and if so administered would be dangerous to the health of such humans or any livestock drug which if improperly administered to livestock is dangerous to the health of such livestock or to humans who consume products from such livestock. Restricted drugs include all of the following:

(a) Arsenic compounds and preparations.

(b) Diethylstilbestrol and other substances which have a hormonelike action.

(c) Sulfanilamide or substitute sulfanilamides.

(d) Antibiotic preparations.

(e) Such other drugs and their preparations which the director determines are hazardous to the health of livestock or the public safety.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1224.)


“Label” includes written and graphic matter which is imprinted upon, or upon paper or other material affixed to, or accompanying, a container of a livestock drug.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1224.)


“Livestock” includes all animals, poultry, and bees, and aquatic and amphibian species which are raised, kept, or used for profit. It does not include those species which are usually kept as pets, such as dogs, cats, and pet birds.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1224.)


“Livestock drug” means any drug, combination of drugs, proprietary medicine, or combination of drugs and other ingredients which is prepared for administration to livestock orally, hypodermically, topically, or otherwise.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1224.)


“Manufacturer” includes any person that is responsible for the placing of a livestock drug on the market in this state.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1224.)


“Retailer” means any person that sells any livestock drug at retail.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1224.)


“Distribute” means to offer for sale, sell, exchange, or barter.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1224.)

FACFood and Agricultural Code - FAC1.5.