For the purpose of rules 901:1-19-01 to 901:1-19-08 of the Administrative Code "equine infectious anemia" means that disease of equidae designated as dangerously contagious or infectious by rule 901:1-21-02 of the Administrative Code.
Chapter 901:1-19 | Equine Infectious Anemia
Rule 901:1-19-02 | Definitions.
Department means the Ohio department of agriculture.
(B) Official test
An official test for equine infectious anemia is a test conducted at a state or state-federal approved laboratory, which has been approved by the department. Any sample or material submitted for said test must have been obtained by a licensed and accredited veterinarian, or an employee of the Ohio department of agriculture, or an employee of the United States department of agriculture, veterinary services.
(C) Report of official test
Any test for equine infectious anemia on a sample from an animal within the state of Ohio must be reported to the Ohio department of agriculture within seven days. The report must be on a form approved by the Ohio department of agriculture and shall provide:
(1) Name and address of owner or bailee;
(2) Location of animal, including county, of where the equine was when the sample was collected;
(3) Date samples collected;
(4) Date samples submitted; and
(5) Identification of each equine sampled, including name, age, sex, color markings, and registration number or tattoo.
(D) Reactor or positive
Any animal with lab results that are positive on a confirmatory test at a state or state-federal approved laboratory.
Any animal demonstrating clinical evidence or symptoms of equine infectious anemia to a licensed accredited veterinarian or representative of the Ohio department of agriculture.
Any animal classed negative to an official test.
Rule 901:1-19-03 | Identification.
Unless authorized by the Ohio department of agriculture, no person shall remove, alter, or deface any identification, either permanent or temporary, applied to any animal being tested or examined for equine infectious anemia.
Rule 901:1-19-04 | Testing.
The owner or bailee of a suspect or positive animal, upon receiving notification by the department shall, at a time and place designated by the department, stable, confine and present said animal to any duly authorized representative of the department for testing and identification by a method as approved by the department.
Rule 901:1-19-05 | Illegal importation of equine into Ohio.
Any equidae imported into Ohio without evidence of a negative test for equine infectious anemia within twelve months prior to the date of importation shall be quarantined as directed by the department until the owner or bailee can furnish to the department a record of an official negative test for equine infectious anemia.
Rule 901:1-19-06 | Animal found infected.
Equidae found infected with equine infectious anemia shall be either:
(A) Sold for immediate slaughter with a permit and identified as prescribed by the department;
(B) Euthanized by the owner at owner's expense and disposed of as stipulated in section 941.14 of the Revised Code; or
(C) Held in continuous isolation at least two hundred yards from all non-quarantined equidae.
Rule 901:1-19-07 | Quarantine.
Control of exposed or infected animals and premises.
(A) Equidae found to be infected with or exposed to equine infectious anemia and any premises where such diseased animals are found or have been recently kept shall be quarantined.
(B) No equidae shall be brought to or removed from the premises so quarantined except as stipulated under written permission from the department.
(C) The department may release the equidae and the premises from quarantine if all quarantined equidae test negative to an official equine infectious anemia test at least sixty days after all positive equidae have been either disposed of or isolated as provided in rule 901:1-19-06 of the Administrative Code.
Rule 901:1-19-08 | Testing of animal for sale.
(A) All 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 classified negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia within a twelve-month period immediately preceding the offer for sale or barter, the actual sale, or the ownership transfer of such animals.
(B) All 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) All equidae twelve months of age or older consigned to a livestock dealer/auction licensed under Chapter 943. of the Revised Code and 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) Any equine animal found to be in violation of this rule shall be quarantined and placed in isolation as directed by the department, until said owner or bailee can furnish the department a record of an official test for equine infectious anemia for the animal in question.