901:1-17-06 Goats.

(A) Goats imported into Ohio for breeding purposes shall:

(1) 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 of entry and be identified with official individual identification; and

(2) Show no symptoms or evidence of infectious or contagious diseases; and

(3) The owner and the veterinarian must attest to the following statement written on the certificate of veterinary inspection: "the goats in this shipment are not known to be under any movement restrictions because of scrapie"; and

(4) The consignee, upon request by an authorized representative of the Ohio department of agriculture, shall provide information about the flock of birth of the animals in the shipment; and

(5) Meet the following tuberculosis requirements:

(a) Originate from an accredited tuberculosis-free herd as defined in paragraph (V) of rule 901:1-17-02 of the Administrative Code, or from a bovine tuberculosis accredited free state or zone; or

(b) Originate from a bovine tuberculosis modified accredited advanced state or zone; and

(i) Originate from a tuberculosis accredited free herd; or

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

(c) Originate from a bovine tuberculosis modified accredited state or zone; and

(i) Originate from a tuberculosis 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; or

(d) Originate in a bovine tuberculosis accreditation preparatory state or zone; and

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

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

(iii) Obtain a permit.

(e) If originate from a bovine tuberculosis 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.

(B) Goats may be imported into Ohio for feeding purposes provided they are:

(1) Accompanied by a permit number issued prior to entry or certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days prior to entry forwarded to the state of destination (the identification listed on the certificate may be the number of goats in the shipment, sex of goats, the type of goats, and approximate weight); and

(2) Be quarantined to the premises of destination until the animal moves to immediate slaughter unless the goats comply with paragraph (B)(5) of this rule; and

(3) Meet the following tuberculosis requirements:

(a) Originate from a tuberculosis accredited free herd; or

(b) Originate from a bovine tuberculosis accredited free state or zone; or

(c) Originate from a bovine tuberculosis modified accredited advanced state or zone and be identified with official individual identification; or

(d) Originate from a bovine tuberculosis modified accredited state or zone, have a negative tuberculosis test within sixty days prior to entry and be identified with official individual identification; or

(e) If originate from a bovine tuberculosis accreditation preparatory or non-accredited state or zone will be prohibited from entering Ohio for feeding or grazing; and

(4) Goats which are designated for feeding and grazing and are not in compliance with paragraphs (B)(1) to (B)(3) of this rule must meet the requirements of paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(5) of rule 901:1-17-06 of the Administrative Code(import requirements for breeding goats).

(5) Goats imported into Ohio for feeding or grazing may later be utilized for breeding purposes with a permit from the chief, division of animal health, which may stipulate requirements.

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

(D) Animals exhibited in a bovine tuberculosis modified accredited, accreditation preparatory or non-accredited state or zone must meet the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5)(c), (A)(5)(d), and (A)(5)(e) of rule 901:1-17-06 of the Administrative Code in order to return to or be imported into Ohio.

(E) Any persons wishing to import goats into Ohio which do not meet the requirements of this rule may apply to the chief, division of animal healthfor a permit as provided in paragraph (P) of rule 901:1-17-01 of the Administrative Code.

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: 12/2/72, 6/15/98, 3/19/99, 7/21/00(emer), 10/19/00, 8/15/01, 4/11/2005, 5/19/2011