901:1-1-03 Biosecurity.

(A) Facilities must have perimeter fencing of at least eight feet in height, with a variance of four per cent, which prevents ingress and egress of captive whitetail deer.

(B) Inspections:

(1) Upon the initial registration or licensing of a captive white tail deer herd, an inspection of the facilities, herd and herd records and perimeter fencing will be conducted by personnel as selected by the department or its designees; and,

(2) Any new perimeter fencing for existing facilities for captive whitetail deer herds must be inspected by department personnel.

(3) Thereafter the facility, animals, identification, and records shall be inspected annually by an approved accredited licensed veterinarian or the department.

(C) Annual inspections shall be accompanied by an annual inspection form as supplied by the department and returned to the department.

(D) At the time of the initial inspection and the annual inspections, there must be no indication of chronic wasting disease being present in the herd, as attested to by the owner and his or her approved accredited licensed veterinarian. If any indication of chronic wasting disease is present the chief, division of animal health may refuse to enroll the herd in the captive deer with status, or a captive deer with certified chronic wasting disease status designations or revoke the herd's current status designation.

(E) The director or the director's authorized representative may enter at reasonable times on the premises of a captive whitetail deer herd to conduct investigations and inspections or to otherwise execute duties that are necessary for the administration and enforcement of sections 943.20 to 943.26 of the Revised Code and Chapter 901:1-1 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 10/15/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/15/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 943.24
Rule Amplifies: 943.24