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Rule 901:12-3-01 | Definitions.


As used in Chapters 901:12-3 to 901:12-15 of the Administrative Code, unless otherwise specified,

(A) "Ambulatory Disabled" means livestock capable of walking but with a physical impairment that severely limits or threatens their ability to walk.

(B) "Non-Ambulatory Disabled" means livestock that cannot rise from a recumbent position or that cannot walk.

(C) "Fatigued Swine" are swine that have temporarily lost the ability to walk but have a reasonable expectation to recover full locomotion with rest.

(D) "Distress" occurs when livestock are injured, sick, or in pain.

(E) "Poultry" means turkeys or chickens, both male and female, including layers, broilers and turkeys.

(1) Layers are female chickens, that have reached sexual maturity as demonstrated by egg production;

(2) Broilers are chickens raised for meat; and

(3) Turkeys are raised for meat.

(F) "Breeders" are chickens or turkeys raised to perpetuate progeny.

(G) "Pullets" are young female chickens prior to sexual maturity.

(H) "Poultry Flock" is a grouping of more than one chicken or turkey, which may be raised for egg production meat and/or breeders.

(I) "Body Condition" ranges from emaciated to obese and is useful to assess the adequacy of the nutritional program and health status of an animal by evaluating the animals body fat and/or muscle mass in relationship to its skeletal dimension and its stage of production.

(J) "Responsible Party" is a person of legal age who is the owner of the livestock and/or a person who has current responsibility or custody of the livestock.

(K) "Humane" is the care and handling of livestock that seeks to minimize distress through utilization of the standards established by this chapter.

(L) "Pain" is an unpleasant physical sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as consequence of injury, disease or from a medical or management procedure.

(M) "Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship" (VCPR) has the same meaning as defined in section 4741.04 of the Revised Code.

(N) "Extralabel Drug Use" (ELDU) is the use of an approved drug in a manner that is not in accordance with the approved labeling, yet meets the conditions set forth by the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994 (AMDUCA) and the United States food and drug administration (FDA) and a valid-veterinary-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) is required.

(O) "Quality Assurance" means steps taken by the responsible party to ensure safe, wholesome and high quality products.

(P) "Housing" means the physical area or location which is occupied by livestock.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 904.03
Amplifies: 904.03
Five Year Review Date: 5/6/2023