Chapter 901:1-19 Equine Infectious Anemia
For the purpose of rules 901:1-19-01 to 901:1-19-08 of the Administrative Code"equine infectious anemia" means that disease of equidae designated as "dangerously contagious or infectious" by paragraph (A)(7) of rule 901:1-21-02 of the Administrative Code.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/13/2010 and 10/18/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03
Rule Amplifies: 941.02 , 941.06 , 941.10
Prior Effective Dates: 12/19/75, 1/21/78, 2/15/93
(A) Official Test
An official test for Equine Infectious Anemia is a test conducted at a State or State-Federal laboratory, approved by the department. Any sample or material submitted for said test must have been obtained by a licensed and accredited veterinarian, or an employee of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, or an employee of Veterinary Services, United States Department of Agriculture.
(B) Report of Official Test
Any test for Equine Infectious Anemia on any animal within the State of Ohio must be reported to the department within seven days. The report must be on a form approved by the department and shall provide:
(1) Name and address of owner or bailee;
(2) Location of animal; and
(3) Date samples collected; and
(4) Date samples submitted; and
(5) Identification of each individual animal by a tattoo, brand, mane or tail tag, or drawing.
(C) Reactor or Positive
Any animal classed as positive to an official test.
Any animal demonstrating clinical evidence or symptoms of Equine Infectious Anemia to a licensed accredited veterinarian or representative of the department.
Any animal classed negative to an official test.
Unless authorized by the department, no person shall remove, alter, or deface any idenfification, either permanent or temporary, applied to any animal being tested or examined for Equine Infectious Anemia.
Upon notification by the department, to the owner or bailee of a suspect animal, or of any animal found infected with or classed positive to a test for Equine Infectious Anemia, said owner or bailee shall at a time and place designated by the department, stable, confine and present said animal to any duly authorized representative of the department for: (1) Testing; or (2) Identification by Freeze Branding or such other method as approved by the department.
Any equidae, imported into Ohio without evidence of a negative test for equine infectious anemia within twelve months prior to the date of importation shall be quarantined as directed by the department until the owner or bailee can furnish to the department a record of an official negative test for equine infectious anemia.
Equidae found infected with equine infectious anemia shall be:
(A) Sold for immediate slaughter with a permit and identified as prescribed by the department; or
(B) Euthanized by the owner at owner's expense and disposed of as stipulated in section 941.14 of the Revised Code; or
(C) Held in continuous isolation at least two hundred yards from all non-quarantined equidae.
Control of exposed or infected animals and premises.
(A) Equidae found to be infected with or exposed to equine infectious anemia and any premises where such diseased animals are found or have been recently kept shall be quarantined.
(B) No equidae shall be brought to or removed from the premises so quarantined except as stipulated under written permission from the department.
(C) The department may release the equidae and the premises from quarantine if all quarantined equidae test negative to an official equine infectious anemia test not less than sixty days after all positive equidae have been either disposed of or isolated as provided in rule 901:1-19-06 of the Administrative Code.
(A) All horses, mules, asses, ponies, and other equidae, twelve months of age or older, within the state of Ohio that are offered for sale, sold, bartered, or whose ownership transfers, including adoption, shall have been tested and classed "negative" to an official test for equine infectious anemia within a twelve-month period immediately preceding the offer for sale, or barter of such animals.
(B) Horses, mules, asses, ponies, and other equidae less than twelve months of age, or slaughtered within seventy-two hours after transfer of ownership are exempt from paragraph (A) of this rule.
(C) Horses, mules, asses, ponies, and other equidae twelve months of age or older, consigned to a livestock dealer/auction licensed under Chapter 943. of the Revised Code, sold for purposes other than slaughter within seventy-two hours, are exempt from paragraph (A) of this rule only under the following conditions:
(1) Prior to release from the premises, the approved market veterinarian will collect and submit a sample to the department laboratory for an official test, and
(2) If removed from the market, the bailee of such an animal shall maintain it at his premises under quarantine of the department, until receipt of evidence that the animal is "negative" to the official test.
(D) The owner or bailee of any equine animal, found to be in violation of this rule shall submit to quarantine and isolation of said animal(s) as directed by the department, until said owner or bailee can furnish the department a record of an official test for equine infectious anemia.