Each small dealer, dealer, or broker leasing, renting, operating, or owning livestock yards, pens, premises, or vehicles in which animals are quartered, fed, held, or transported, shall have a veterinary inspector approved by the department of agriculture, inspect, when directed, all such yards, premises, and vehicles and shall thoroughly and completely disinfect all such yards, pens, premises, and vehicles under the direction of the veterinary inspector and as prescribed by the department. The cost of the inspection and disinfection shall be borne by the small dealer, dealer, or broker.
The department shall not require such veterinary inspection of yards, pens, premises, or other facilities where veterinary inspection is regularly maintained by the United States department of agriculture, or by the municipal corporation in which the same are located, or where livestock is transported to markets or slaughtering establishments where such inspection is maintained.
The department may adopt adequate sanitary requirements covering the construction and maintenance of buildings, pens, and chutes on all premises regularly used for the assembling, receiving, handling, feeding, watering, holding, buying, or selling of livestock, and may prescribe and enforce rules for the purpose of carrying into effect sections 943.01 to 943.18 of the Revised Code. Those sections shall not apply to railroads subject to the "Interstate Commerce Act of 1887," 24 Stat. 379, 49 U.S.C.A. 1.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 01-01-1973