901:1-17-03 Import requirements for breeding cattle and bison.

(A) Cattle and bison imported into Ohio for breeding purposes shall:

(1) Originate from an accredited free state or zone and a certified free state and be consigned from a herd of origin directly to a USDA approved cattle livestock market licensed under Chapter 943. of the Revised Code with an Ohio department of agriculture approved veterinary inspector present; or

(2) Be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection, as defined in paragraph (D) of rule 901:1-17-02 of the Administrative Code, issued within thirty days prior to entry and be identified with official individual identification; and

(3) Meet the following tuberculosis requirements:

(a) Originate from an accredited free state or zone; or

(b) Originate from a modified accredited advanced state or zone and meet the following:

(i) Originate from an accredited free herd; or

(ii) Have an individual negative tuberculosis test within sixty days prior to entry; or

(c) Originate from a modified accredited state or zone and meet the following:

(i) Originate from an accredited free herd; or

(ii) Originate from a herd that has completed a whole herd negative tuberculosis test within twelve months prior to entry; and

(iii) Have an individual negative tuberculosis test within sixty days prior to entry; and

(iv) Obtain a permit.

(d) Originate from an accreditation preparatory state or zone and meet the following:

(i) Originate from an accredited tuberculosis free herd; and

(ii) Have an individual negative tuberculosis test within sixty days prior to entry; and

(iii) Obtain a permit; or

(e) If originate in a non-accredited state or zone can only enter Ohio for slaughter in compliance with paragraph (D) of rule 901:1-17-10 of the Administrative Code.

(f) All tuberculosis tests must be conducted by a licensed, accredited veterinarian.

(g) Animals exhibited in a modified accredited, accreditation preparatory or non-accredited state or zone, must meet the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(2), (A)(3)(c), (A)(3)(d) and (A)(3)(e) of rule 901:1-17-03 of the Administrative Code in order to return to or be imported into Ohio.

(4) Meet the following brucellosis requirements:

(a) Originate from a herd located in a certified brucellosis-free state; or

(b) Originate from a class A state and be:

(i) From certified brucellosis-free herd, or

(ii) Not test eligible, or

(iii) Test eligible and negative to a brucellosis test within thirty days prior to entry, or

(c) Originate from a class B state and be:

(i) From certified brucellosis-free herd, with a permit prior to entry and shall be quarantined and retested in forty-five to one hundred twenty days post entry or after becoming test eligible, or

(ii) Not test eligible with a permit prior to entry and shall be quarantined and retested in forty-five to one hundred twenty days post entry or after becoming test eligible, or

(iii) Test eligible:

(a) Accompanied with evidence of a negative brucellosis test within thirty days prior to entry; and

(b) Obtain a permit prior to entry; and

(c) Shall be quarantined and retested forty-five to one hundred twenty days post entry, or

(d) Originate from a class C state from a certified brucellosis free herd and be retested forty-five to one hundred twenty days post entry or after becoming test eligible.

(e) For purposes of this rule, test eligible cattle and bison are:

(i) Nonvaccinates over six months of age, except steers and spayed heifers.

(ii) Official vaccinates of the dairy breeds twenty months of age and over (as evidenced by partial eruption of the first pair of permanent incisor teeth).

(iii) Official vaccinates of the beef breeds twenty-four months of age and over (as evidenced by the first pair of fully erupted permanent incisor teeth).

(iv) Parturient or post parturient animals.

(f) A legible vaccination tattoo will be accepted as proof of vaccination.

(g) Brucellosis tests required under paragraphs (A)(4)(b), (A)(4)(c) and (A)(4)(d) of this rule shall either be conducted by or confirmed by a state or state-federal laboratory.

(B) Any person wishing to import cattle or bison into Ohio which do not meet the requirements of this rule for importation into Ohio may apply to the chief, division of animal health for a permit as provided in paragraph (P) of rule 901:1-17-01 of the Administrative Code. No application may be made after the cattle have entered Ohio.

Effective: 12/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/13/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03
Rule Amplifies: 941.10 , 941.24 , 941.25
Prior Effective Dates: 12/2/72, 1/30/91, 6/15/98, 3/19/99, 7/21/00(emer), 10/19/00, 8/15/04, 4/11/2005