901:1-17-09 Swine.

(A) No person shall cause a shipment into or import feeder swine into Ohio except from a stage V state or area without a permit as provided in paragraph (P) of rule 901:1-17-02 of the Administrative Code.

(1) Feeder swine shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection unless consigned from a herd of origin to a livestock market approved under Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 9, Part 71, to handle any class of swine.

(2) The certificate of veterinary inspection shall include the following:

(a) Certifying statement from the issuing veterinarian: "To the best of my knowledge, all swine in this shipment have not been fed garbage";

(b) Eartag numbers or premises tattoo registered with the state of origin that identify pigs to the herd of origin.

(3) Feeder swine shall be individually identified under paragraph (A)(3)(b) of this rule unless consigned from a herd of origin to a livestock market approved under Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 9, Part 71, to handle any class of swine; and

(4) Feeder swine shall be quarantined to the farm or feedlot of destination until animals move to immediate slaughter except such swine, including off-site nursery pigs, may move within a swine production system. Feeder swine not in a swine production system may be used for non slaughter purposes with a permit from the Ohio department of agriculture.

(5) Feeder swine shall:

(a) Originate from a state with a pseudorabies eradication status of stage V; or

(b) Originate from an area with a pseudorabies stage IV status or lower and originate from a herd in which a representative sample of animals six months of age and over have been tested and are negative to pseudorabies test within the preceding months or an interval approved by the department. "Representative sample" is defined as:

(i) In herds of ten sows or less, all are tested.

(ii) In herds of eleven to thirty-five sows, ten swine are tested.

(iii) In herds of thirty-six or more sows, thirty per cent or thirty swine, whichever is less, are tested; or

(B) No person shall move or import domestic swine except from a stage V state or area into Ohio for breeding purpose without a permit as provide in paragraph (P) of rule 901:1-17-02 of the Administrative Code. Domestic swine imported for breeding purposes shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days prior to entry. The certificate shall contain the following information:

(1) Official individual identification by registration number, ear notch in purebred registered swine, tattoo or an eartag firmly affixed, breed, age, sex, and the state of origin; and

(2) That no garbage has been fed within the lifetime of the swine in the shipment; and

(3) The swine meet the following pseudorabies requirements:

(a) Originate from a state recognized as pseudorabies stage V or from an area or country recognized by the United States department of agriculture, animal and plant health inspection service, veterinary services as pseudorabies free; or

(b) Be negative to an official test for pseudorabies conducted within thirty days preceding movement.

(4) The swine meet the following brucellosis requirements:

(a) Originate from a validated brucellosis-free herd, state or country; or

(b) Be negative to a brucellosis test within thirty days preceding movement, if the animal was six months of age or over, and subject to retest as destination. Brucellosis tests of animals intended for interstate movement shall be made in a state or state-federal laboratory.

Effective: 05/19/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/13/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03
Rule Amplifies: 941.10
Prior Effective Dates: 2/26/77, 10/24/80, 6/11/84, 1/1/88, 1/30/91, 2/15/93, 8/15/93, 6/15/98, 3/19/99, 4/11/2005