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Rule 901:1-18-03 | Exhibitions: sanitation, inspection and records.


(A) Each entity sponsoring an exhibition shall have in attendance an official veterinarian for the duration of the exhibition.

(B) Each entity sponsoring an exhibition shall:

(1) Under the direction of the official veterinarian, thoroughly clean and disinfect each building, pen, stall, ring, or other enclosure in which animals are to be quartered for exhibition immediately prior to the exhibition;

(2) Have the official veterinarian:

(a) Examine the certificate of veterinary inspection when required for an animal brought to the exhibition;

(b) Inspect within a reasonable time of arrival each animal brought to the exhibit for any clinical signs of any infectious or contagious diseases; and

(c) Inspect each animal daily that is present at the exhibition for clinical signs of infectious or contagious disease.

(3) Maintain a record for one year from the date of the exhibition of each animal present at the exhibition. The records contain the name and address of the owner of each animal, the species, official identification (if applicable), and breed of the animal.

(4) Order the immediate removal of any animal which, in the opinion of the official veterinarian, places other animals at unacceptable risk of any infectious or contagious disease.

(C) The department may grant an exemption from paragraphs (A) and (B)(1) of this rule upon request and for good reason.

Last updated May 23, 2024 at 8:26 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 941.10, 941.03, 901.72
Amplifies: 941.041, 941.02, 941.09, 941.07
Five Year Review Date: 5/23/2029
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/1990, 1/30/1991, 2/26/1996, 3/19/1999, 6/21/2018