Chapter 901:1-18 Exhibition of Animals

901:1-18-01 Chapter's application.

(A) Animals listed in this chapter when moved or imported into Ohio for exhibition purposes only shall comply with the requirements of this chapter and when in compliance with the provisions of this chapter shall, with the exception of rules governing movement and importation of quarantined animals, be exempt from any other rules governing movement within or importation into Ohio.

(B) Animals moved within or imported into Ohio for any purpose in addition to exhibition shall meet all movement and import requirements of Chapter 901:1-17 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/13/2010 and 08/13/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03
Rule Amplifies: 941.10
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/90

901:1-18-02 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Approved veterinarian" means any licensed and accredited veterinarian approved by the Ohio department of agriculture, or an employee of the Ohio department of agriculture or the United States department of agriculture, animal plant health inspection service, veterinary services.

(B) "Certificate of veterinary inspection" means a form from the state of origin which has been issued and completed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian attesting to the health status and identification of an animal listed thereon.

(C) "Contagious or infectious disease" means any disease, including any foreign animal disease, or vector, capable of transmission by any means from a carrier animal to a human or to another animal and includes dangerously contagious or infectious diseases.

(D) "Department" means the Ohio department of agriculture or its designee.

(E) "Exhibition" means any public show of animals which is sponsored by or under the control of an Ohio county or independent agricultural society organized under Chapter 1711. of the Revised Code; or the Ohio state fair; or which is assembled for a period which exceeds thirty-six hours or contains animals of origins other than Ohio.

(F) "Licensed and accredited veterinarian" means a person who is licensed to practice veterinary medicine either by the state of Ohio or the state in which the certificate of veterinary inspection was issued and who is approved by the United States department of agriculture, animal plant health inspection service, veterinary services, to be an accredited veterinarian.

(G) "Residue" means any poisonous or deleterious pesticide governed by 40 C.F.R. 180(2017), any poisonous or deleterious substance governed by 21 C.F.R. 109.6(2017), or any other substance governed by 21 C.F.R. 556(2017).

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/4/2018 and 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72, 941.03, 941.10
Rule Amplifies: 941.02, 941.041, 941.07, 941.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/10/1990, 2/26/1996, 6/15/1998, 3/19/1999, 5/31/2001

901:1-18-03 Exhibitions: sanitation, inspection and records.

(A) Each entity sponsoring an exhibition shall have in attendance an approved veterinarian for the duration of the exhibition.

(B) Each entity sponsoring an exhibition shall:

(1) Under the direction of the approved veterinarian, thoroughly clean and disinfect each building, pen, stall, ring, or other enclosure in which animals are to be quartered for exhibition immediately prior to the exhibition;

(2) Have the approved veterinarian:

(a) Examine the certificate of veterinary inspection when required for an animal brought to the exhibition;

(b) Inspect within a reasonable time of arrival each animal brought to the exhibit for symptoms of any infectious or contagious diseases; and

(c) Inspect each animal daily that is present at the exhibition for symptoms of infectious or contagious disease.

(3) Maintain a record for one year from the date of the exhibition of each animal present at the exhibition. The record shall contain the name and address of the owner of each animal and the species and breed of the animal.

(4) Order the immediate removal of any animal which, in the opinion of the approved veterinarian, places other animals at unacceptable risk of disease.

(C) The department may grant an exemption from paragraph (B)(1) of this rule upon request and for good reason.

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/4/2018 and 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72, 941.03, 941.10
Rule Amplifies: 941.041, 941.07, 941.09, 941.02
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/1990, 1/30/1991, 2/26/1996, 3/19/1999

901:1-18-04 Exhibitors.

(A) No person shall present for exhibition or exhibit an animal which he knows or has reason to suspect is infected with or has been exposed to a contagious or infectious disease or residue.

(B) The owner or bailee of an animal with symptoms of an infectious or contagious disease shall immediately remove the animal from the exhibition premises when directed by an exhibition official, the approved veterinarian, or the department .

(C) Each person who presents an animal for exhibition or exhibits an animal shall present any certificate of veterinary inspection, registration certificates, vaccination certificate, and other documents to exhibition officials, the approved veterinarian, or the department upon request.

(D) Each person who presents an animal for exhibition or exhibits an animal for which a certificate of veterinary inspection is required by the rules of this Chapter shall forward a copy of the certificate of veterinary inspection to the department .

(E) Failure to comply with the rules of this chapter may result in the department taking action pursuant to section 941.10 of the Revised Code or issuing a quarantine order until such time that the violation has been remedied.

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/4/2018 and 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.10, 941.03, 901.72
Rule Amplifies: 941.02, 941.09, 941.07, 941.041
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/1990, 1/30/1991, 2/26/1996, 12/1/2011

901:1-18-05 Poultry and fowl.

(A) All turkeys, chickens and gamebirds moved within or imported into Ohio for exhibition must either:

(1) Originate directly from a flock or hatchery which is a participant in the national poultry improvement plan for the eradication of disease and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph;

(2) Originate directly from a flock which has had a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease within twelve months preceding the opening date of exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph;

(3) Have had a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease, within ninety days, preceding the opening date of the exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph; or

(4) Be tested for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease upon arrival at the exhibition by a tester approved by the Ohio department of agriculture and found negative.

(B) The rapid whole blood test shall not be used to test turkeys for compliance with the requirements of paragraphs (A)(2), (A)(3) and (A)(4) of this rule.

(C) Waterfowl, doves and, pigeons are exempt from this rule.

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/4/2018 and 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72, 941.03, 941.10
Rule Amplifies: 941.02, 941.041, 941.07, 941.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/1990

901:1-18-06 Cattle.

(A) Cattle moved within Ohio for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease.

(B) All cattle imported into Ohio for exhibition must comply with rule 901:1-17-03 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 901:1-18-06

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72, 941.03, 941.10
Rule Amplifies: 941.07, 941.09, 941.02, 941.041
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/1990, 1/30/1991, 2/26/1996, 6/15/1998, 3/19/1999, 5/31/2001, 05/19/2011

901:1-18-07 Goats.

(A) Goats moved within Ohio for exhibition:

(1) The animal presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease.

(2) All sexually intact animals and any wether eighteen months of age and older must be identified with an official identification as defined in rule 901:1-13-04 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Goats imported into Ohio for exhibition must comply with rule 901:1-17-06 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 901-1-18-07

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72, 941.03, 941.10
Rule Amplifies: 941.02, 941.041, 941.07, 941.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/10/1990, 2/26/1996, 03/19/1999, 5/31/2001, 2/12/2007, 05/19/2011

901:1-18-08 Horses, mules, asses, and ponies.

(A) Horses, mules, asses, and ponies moved within Ohio for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease. If the animal is twelve months of age or older, the exhibition may require that the animal has been tested and classed negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia within twelve months of the opening date of the exhibition.

(B) Horses, mules, asses, and ponies imported into Ohio for exhibition shall comply with rule 901:1-17-07 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 901:1-18-06

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03, 941.10, 901.72
Rule Amplifies: 941.02, 941.041, 941.07, 941.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/1990, 1/30/1991, 2/26/1996, 6/15/1998, 3/19/1999, 5/31/2001, 05/19/2011

901:1-18-09 Sheep.

(A) Sheep moved within Ohio for exhibition:

(1) The animal presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease.

(2) All sexually intact animals and any wether eighteen months of age and older must be identified with an official identification as defined in rule 901:1-13-04 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Sheep imported into Ohio for exhibition must comply with rule 901:1-17-08 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 901:1-18-09

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72, 941.03, 941.10
Rule Amplifies: 941.02, 941.041, 941.07, 941.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/10/1990, 2/26/1996, 03/19/1999, 5/31/2001, 2/12/2007, 05/19/2011

901:1-18-10 Swine.

(A) Swine moved within Ohio for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease.

(B) Swine imported into Ohio for exhibition shall comply with rule 901:1-17-09 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 901:1-18-10

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72, 941.03, 941.10
Rule Amplifies: 941.02, 941.041, 941.07, 941.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/1990, 2/15/1993, 3/19/1999, 5/19/2011

901:1-18-11 Camelids.

(A) Camelids including, but not limited to, llamas, alpacas and vicuañas moved within Ohio for exhibition purposes must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease.

(B) Camelids including, but not limited to, llamas, alpacas and vicuañas imported into Ohio for exhibition must comply with rule 901:1-17-15 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 901:1-18-11

Effective: 6/21/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/21/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03, 941.10, 901.72
Rule Amplifies: 941.02, 941.041, 941.07, 941.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/1990, 2/26/1996, 3/19/1999, 5/19/2011