901:1-17-07. HORSES, MULES, ASSES, PONIES, AND OTHER EQUIDAE
(A) Each equine animal which is imported into Ohio except animal(s) to be slaughtered within seventy-two hours or animal(s) to be within this state not more than seventy-two hours:
(1) Shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued at the point of origin immediately prior to entering Ohio, certifying that they have been given a careful, clinical inspection and been found to be free of symptoms of any dangerously infectious or contagious or communicable disease or known exposure thereto. Rectal temperature at the time of examination must be recorded on the certificate of veterinary inspection and;
(2) If twelve months of age or more, shall be accompanied by evidence that the identified animal was negative to an official test for the disease equine infectious anemia conducted at a laboratory approved by the United States department of agriculture, animal plant health inspection service, veterinary services. This test must have been conducted within the twelve-month period preceding the date of importation.
(3) Equine consigned to a livestock market licensed under Chapter 943. of the Revised Code with an Ohio department of agriculture approved veterinary inspector present will be exempt from paragraphs (A)(1) and (A)(2) of this rule; and,
(B) Upon request by an authorized representative of the Ohio department of agriculture, the person responsible for each equine animal must make available a chronological list of dates, of places and events this animal has attended within the thirty days prior to entry.
(C) All horses, mules, asses, and ponies imported into Ohio from a state where the existence of the disease, venezuelan [sic] equine encephalomyelitis "VEE", has been confirmed within the preceding twelve months prior to the date of importation:
(1) Shall have been vaccinated against the disease (VEE) by a licensed and accredited veterinarian not less than fourteen days and no more than twelve months preceding the date of importation, and;
(2) Shall be subject to inspection and quarantine upon arrival at destination.
(D) Under certain conditions, permits may be granted as provided in paragraph (G) of rule 901:1-17-01 of the Administrative Code.
901:1-18-08. HORSES, MULES AND PONIES
(A) Horses, mules and ponies moved within Ohio for exhibition:
(1) If not under quarantine and if they are free of any signs of a contagious or infectious disease; and
(2) If the animal is twelve months of age or older, the exhibition manager may require that the animal has been tested and classed negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia within twelve months of the closing date of the exhibition.
(B) Horses, mules and ponies imported into Ohio for exhibition:
(1) Shall be accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days of the opening date of the exhibition or obtain a permit for extended time granted by the chief of the division of animal industry as authorized in paragraph (F)(6) of rule 901:1-17-01 of the Administrative Code; and,
(2) If the animal is twelve months of age or older, it shall be accompanied by evidence the animal was negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia within six months of the opening date of the exhibition; and,
(3) Upon request by an authorized representative of the Ohio department of agriculture, the person responsible for each animal must make available a chronological list of dates, places and events attended by this animal within thirty days prior to entry into Ohio.
901:1-19-01. HORSES, MULES, ASSES, PONIES, AND OTHER EQUIDAE
For the purpose of rules 901:1-19-01 to 901:1-19-08 of the Administrative Code "equine infectious anemia" means that disease of equidae designated as "dangerously contagious or infectious" by paragraph (A)(16) of rule 901:1-21- 02 of the Administrative Code.
(A) Official Test
An official test for Equine Infectious Anemia is a test conducted at a State or State-Federal laboratory, approved by the department. Any sample or material submitted for said test must have been obtained by a licensed and accredited veterinarian, or an employee of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, or an employee of Veterinary Services, United States Department of Agriculture.
(B) Report of Official Test
Any test for Equine Infectious Anemia on any animal within the State of Ohio must be reported to the department within seven days. The report must be on a form approved by the department and shall provide:
(1) Name and address of owner or bailee;
(2) Location of animal; and
(3) Date samples collected; and
(4) Date samples submitted; and
(5) Identification of each individual animal by a tattoo, brand, mane or tail tag, or drawing.
(C) Reactor or Positive
Any animal classed as positive to an official test.
Any animal demonstrating clinical evidence or symptoms of Equine Infectious Anemia to a licensed accredited veterinarian or representative of the department.
Any animal classed negative to an official test.
Unless authorized by the department, no person shall remove, alter, or deface any idenfification, either permanent or temporary, applied to any animal being tested or examined for Equine Infectious Anemia.
Upon notification by the department, to the owner or bailee of a suspect animal, or of any animal found infected with or classed positive to a test for Equine Infectious Anemia, said owner or bailee shall at a time and place designated by the department, stable, confine and present said animal to any duly authorized representative of the department for: (1) Testing; or (2) Identification by Freeze Branding or such other method as approved by the department.
901:1-19-05. ILLEGAL IMPORTATION OF EQUINE INTO OHIO
Any equidae, imported into Ohio without evidence of a negative test for equine infectious anemia within six months prior to the date of importation shall be quarantined as directed by the department until the owner or bailee can furnish to the department a record of an official negative test for equine infectious anemia.
901:1-19-06. ANIMAL FOUND INFECTED
Equidae found infected with equine infectious anemia shall be:
(A) Sold for immediate slaughter with a permit and identified as prescribed by the department; or
(B) Euthanized by the owner at owner's expense and disposed of as stipulated in section 941.14 of the Revised Code; or
(C) Held in continuous isolation at least two hundred yards from all non- quarantined equidae.
Control of exposed or infected animals and premises.
(A) Equidae found to be infected with or exposed to equine infectious anemia and any premises where such diseased animals are found or have been recently kept shall be quarantined.
(B) No equidae shall be brought to or removed from the premises so quarantined except as stipulated under written permission from the department.
(C) The department may release the equidae and the premises from quarantine if all quarantined equidae test negative to an official equine infectious anemia test not less than sixty days after all positive equidae have been either disposed of or isolated as provided in rule 901:1-19-06 of the Administrative Code.
901:1-19-08. TESTING OF ANIMALS FOR SALE
(A) All horses, mules, asses, ponies, and other equidae, twelve months of age or older, offered for sale, sold, or bartered within the state of Ohio shall have been tested and classed "negative" to an official test for equine infectious anemia within a six-month period immediately preceding the offer for sale, or barter of such animals.
(B) Horses, mules, asses, ponies, and equidae less than twelve months of age, or slaughtered within seventy-two hours after transfer of ownership are exempt from paragraph (A) of this rule.
(C) Horses, mules, asses, and ponies twelve months of age or older, consigned to a livestock dealer/auction licensed under Chapter 943. of the Revised Code, sold for purposes other than slaughter within seventy-two hours, are exempt from paragraph (A) of this rule only under the following conditions:
(1) Prior to release from the premises, the approved market veterinarian will collect and submit a sample to the department laboratory for an official test, and
(2) If removed from the market, the bailee of such an animal shall maintain it at his premises under quarantine of the department, until receipt of evidence that the animal is "negative" to the official test.
(D) The owner or bailee of any equine animal, found to be in violation of this rule shall submit to quarantine and isolation of said animal(s) as directed by the department, until said owner or bailee can furnish the department a record of an official test for equine infectious anemia.
901:1-21-02. DESIGNATION OF DANGEROUSLY CONTAGIOUS OR INFECTIOUS AND REPORTABLE DISEASES
(A) For purposes of Chapter 941. of the Revised Code and as provided for in division (A) of section 941.01 of the Revised Code, the director of agriculture designates as dangerously contagious or infectious diseases the following:
(2) Bluetongue (ovine, caprine);
(3) Brucellosis (Brucella abortus, brucella melitensis, brucella suis);
(4) Newcastle disease;
(5) Foot and mouth disease;
(6) Hog cholera;
(7) Psoroptic cattle scabies;
(8) Psoroptic sheep scabies;
(9) Vesicular exanthema;
(10) Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis;
(11) Fowl typhoid;
(12) High path avian influenza;
(13) Salmonella pullorum;
(14) Tuberculosis (mycobacterium bovis);
(15) Pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease);
(16) Equine infectious anemia;
(17) Contagious equine metritis;
(18) Mycoplasma gallisepticum, turkeys;
(21) Eastern equine encephalomyelitis;
(22) Poultry chlamydiosis-ornithosis;
(23) Poultry paramyxovirus (other than Newcastle);
(24) Infectious encephalomyelitis (poultry);
(25) Infectious laryngotracheitis (other than vaccine induced);
(26) Transmissable spongiform encephalopathies.
(B) Whenever the director believes that a dangerously contagious or infectious disease is present in any geographic area of the state of Ohio, he may prohibit or regulate by proclamation the movement of any animal(s) which could carry the disease within, into or out of the area.
(C) No person shall sell, move or dispose of animal(s) so designated in paragraph (B) of this rule without written permission from the department or its authorized representative.
(D) The director may at any time designate a disease not specified in paragraph (A) of this rule without a hearing as a dangerously contagious or infectious disease by executive order. The executive order is effective when it is journalized in the order book of the department of agriculture and is effective for ninety days from its journalization. Within three days after the order is journalized the director shall file a certified copy of the order with the secretary of state. Within seven days after the order is journalized, the director shall cause it to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within this state.
3769-5-34. VETERINARIAN'S, STEWARD'S, OR STARTER'S LIST
(A) No horse on the starter's list or on the steward's list or on the veterinarian's list may be entered or started.
(B) All horses scratched by a veterinarian or excused from starting by the stewards for either lameness or sickness shall be put on the veterinarian's list and shall not be removed for three days from the date of the race from which they were scratched. No entries will be accepted on these horses until the three-day period has expired.
(C) The stewards may put any horse on the steward's list if they consider it noncompetitive or unfit to race at the meeting.
(D) No horse shall be admitted to any race track facility in Ohio without having had a
negative official test for equine infectious anemia within the past twelve months. Any
horse entering Ohio race track facilities from out of state must have had an official
negative equine infectious anemia test within the past one hundred eighty days.
Amended in 1999.
Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.
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