(A) The director of agriculture may adopt rules that do all of the following:
(1) Establish requirements for certifying a herd of cattle and bison as brucellosis-free;
(2) Establish requirements for validating a herd of swine as brucellosis-free;
(3) Designate an epidemiologist in accordance with federal regulations adopted by the animal and plant health inspection service, United States department of agriculture in 9 C.F.R. 78.1 et seq., as amended, and authorize the designated epidemiologist to reclassify animals at his discretion for the purposes of sections 941.21 to 941.41 of the Revised Code based upon epidemiology, herd history, or further tests and examinations.
(B) The director may adopt rules that establish requirements for negative brucellosis status for a group of animals.
Effective Date: 06-20-1994