(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.