941.01 Animal diseases definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Dangerously contagious or infectious disease" means any disease, including any foreign animal disease, or vector, that the director of agriculture, in his sound discretion, determines to be of harmful effect on the animal or poultry industry or the public health and to be capable of transmission by any means from a carrier animal to a human or to another animal.

(B) "Geographic area" means any county or counties within this state or parts thereof as may be designated by the director.

(C) "Animal" means any animal that is a bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, or mammal, other than humans.

(D) "Domestic animal" includes livestock; other animals that through long association with humans have been bred to a degree resulting in genetic changes affecting the temperament, color, conformation, or other attributes of the species to an extent that makes them different from nondomestic animals of their kind; and other animals as defined by rule by the director.

(E) "Foreign animal disease" means a contagious or infectious disease that is not present in United States domestic or nondomestic species populations and is listed by the United States department of agriculture as a "foreign animal disease."

(F) "Nondomestic animal" means any animal that is not domestic, including at least nonindigenous animals and animals usually not in captivity.

(G) "Poultry" means any domesticated fowl kept in confinement, except for doves and pigeons, that are bred for the primary purpose of producing eggs or meat for human consumption. "Poultry" includes chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and game birds.

(H) "Vector" means a disease carrier, usually from, but not limited to, the arthropod class, which transfers an infectious agent that may transmit a dangerously contagious or infectious disease from one host to another.

(I) "Residue" means any poisonous or deleterious pesticide governed by 40 C.F.R. 180 , any poisonous or deleterious substance governed by 21 C.F.R. 109.6 , or any other substance governed by 21 C.F.R. 556 .

(J) "Seal" means any band or object made of metal, plastic, or other material placed on a vehicle or other means of conveyance so that when the vehicle or conveyance is opened, the band or object is affected, altered, or broken.

Cite as R.C. § 941.01

History. Effective Date: 06-20-1994