901:1-3-01 Anthrax control.

(A) The term "bone products" as used in this regulation shall mean bones of any animal in any form;including raw, steamed, degelatinized bone meal, whole or crushed bones.

(B) No bone products intended for use as animal feedstuffs, including mineral feeds, or fertilizers, admixed with, or to be admixed with, other ingredients for such uses, shall be moved into or within the state of Ohio, unless such bone products have been processed in a manner rendering them free from viable anthrax spores, excepting when moved directly to manufacturing plants for processing.

(C) The owner of the product which contains the bone products shall bear the burden of proof as to the sufficiency of the processing procedure employed to secure freedom of such bone products from viable anthrax spores when moved excepting when moving directly to a manufacturing plant for processing.

(D) A valid certification, setting forth full information as to the processing method employed to secure freedom of any such bone products which originated in any foreign country from viable anthrax spores, shall be supplied by the processor to the original purchaser and an exact copy of such processor's certification shall be supplied in turn by each subsequent seller to each subsequent purchaser.

(E) The processing of bone products, in order to render them free from viable anthrax spores, shall be equivalent to the standard process employed in the manufacture of steamed or degelatinized bone meal or shall be by any other process which the director of the Ohio department of agriculture deems sufficient to accomplish such purpose.

(F) Whenever any product is found or suspected to be contaminated with anthrax by the director of agriculture, such product shall be processed to render them free from viable anthrax spores or destroyed immediately on order of the director.

(G) No spore vaccines for the prevention of anthrax shall be used in the state of Ohio except upon permission granted by the director of the Ohio department of agriculture. No such anthrax spore vaccines shall be sold to or administered by any person except a licensed veterinarian in the state of Ohio.

Effective: 6/30/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/13/2016 and 06/30/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03
Rule Amplifies: 941.02
Prior Effective Dates: 6/12/1952