901:1-15-02 Flocks moved within or imported into Ohio.

(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.

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
Prior Effective Dates: 10/29/67