Chapter 901:1-15 Poultry
As used in this regulation the following terms shall be construed as set forth in this part.
(A) Flocks - Live chickens, and turkeys of all ages.
(B) Hatching eggs - Eggs of chickens and turkeys for hatching purposes including embryonated eggs.
(C) Hatchery - Hatchery equipment on one premises operated or controlled by any person, company, or corporation for the hatching of chickens or turkeys.
(A) Chickens. No person shall buy, sell, transport within or import into Ohio chickens, except for immediate slaughter, or chicken hatching eggs, unless the flock or hatchery of origin is a participant in the "National Poultry Improvement Plans" for the eradication of disease or is following a program officially approved by the Ohio department of agriculture.
(B) Turkeys. No person shall import turkeys into Ohio, except for immediate slaughter, or turkey hatching eggs, unless the flock of origin is:
(1) A one hundred per cent negative official flock tube test for pullorum disease and fowl typhoid;
(2) A one hundred per cent negative negative official flock typhimurium test; and
(3) Negative to an official PPLO test involving ten per cent of the flock, with a check test conducted thirty days after the official PPLO test on a minimum of one hundred birds in each flock.
All tests must be certified by the livestock official of the state or country of origin and the test conducted in accordance with the official testing procedures, as set forth by the "National Conference of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians," and a copy of such certification shall be mailed to the "Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health", Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Whenever an owner, his agent, or official state agency for the supervision of the National Plan, or veterinarian knows or has reason to believe that Salmonella pullorum or fowl typhoid exists in a flock of poultry or in a hatchery he shall give notice of such fact to the Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
If reactors are disclosed they may be submitted to the state diagnostic laboratory. The number of reactors to be submitted shall be designated by the official state agency or the Department of Agriculture. When reactors are submitted within ten (10) days from date of reading the test and the laboratory examination fails to demonstrate pullorum-typhoid infection, the flock shall be deemed to have had no pullorum-typhoid reactors.
If the laboratory examination demonstrates pullorum disease or fowl typhoid or if reactors are not submitted to the laboratory for examination the flock shall be deemed infected.
Flocks deemed to be infected shall be quarantined by the Department of Agriculture until all known reactors have been slaughtered and the poultry on the farm or hatchery of the participant have been tested and the flock classed pullorum-typhoid clean or equal status.
All or part of quarantined flocks may be sold for slaughter only upon written permission from the Department of Agricluture.