941.25 Consignment for slaughter of positive or suspect animals.

(A) If an animal is a positive or a suspect, it shall be identified with a numbered ear tag or in a manner prescribed by rule prior to movement from the infected premises.

(B) A suspect animal may be retained on the premises of the owner, provided that it is kept in a manner that does not expose another herd.

(C) A positive or suspect animal may be consigned for immediate slaughter through any licensed stockyard or directly to any slaughtering establishment approved by the department of agriculture, provided the positive or suspect animal is marked in accordance with this section and is accompanied by a permit issued by the department. Such an animal shall be delivered to an approved slaughtering establishment within a ten-day period from the date the animal was either consigned for slaughter or a permit was issued for its slaughter.

(D) A positive animal shall be slaughtered by a licensed slaughtering establishment or by the owner on his own premises no later than thirty days after it becomes a positive. A positive cattle or bison shall be branded on the left jaw with the letter "B" at least three inches high.

(E) The person who slaughters any positive or suspect animal shall furnish proof of the slaughter to the department. The proof shall be such as will meet with the approval of the department.

Cite as R.C. § 941.25

History. Effective Date: 06-20-1994