terms and their definitions are incorporated from
(1) "Accreditation preparatory state or
(2) "Accredited free state
(4) "Modified accredited
free state or zone";
(5) "Modified accredited
free state or zone"; and
(6) "Non-accredited state or zone".
The following terms and their
definitions are incorporated from
(1) "Class A State";
(2) "Class B State";
(3) "Class C State";
(4) "Brucellosis free state";
(5) "Certified Brucellosis free
(6) "Validated brucellosis
free herd"; and,
Brucellosis free state."
(C) "Accredited laboratory" means a
laboratory meeting the accreditation standards established for fish health
diagnostic laboratories by a state government, the United States federal
government or, the Canadian government's department of fisheries and
(D) "Animal" means any
animal that is a bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, or mammal other than humans;
and when specified in a rule, includes germplasm of the foregoing
veterinarian" means any licensed and accredited veterinarian approved by the
Ohio department of agriculture, or an employee of the Ohio department of
agriculture, or the United States department of agriculture, animal and plant
health inspection service, veterinary services.
"Certificate of veterinary inspection"
means a legible record, certified, completed, and issued by a licensed,
accredited veterinarian, or by a veterinarian employed by either the state of
origin or the United States department of agriculture, and shall contain all of
(1) The complete name and
address of the consignor and the consignee, (including final destination if
different from consignee's address);
An accurate description with official
identification of the animal listed,
(3) The date and
results of any required or known test conducted;
(4) A complete description (including dates
of administration) of any vaccinations and treatments, as required by the rules
of this chapter;
(5) Designation of
the purpose for which the animal is being imported (i.e., breeding, feeding,
exhibition, sale, etc.); and
The animal health and test status records which meet the legal requirements of
the state of destination, including any other tests of record.
(G) "Certified fish health
inspector" means an individual who has successfully completed the course of
study on fish diseases sponsored by the American fisheries society and is
currently certified by the American fisheries society to issue fish health
letter of consent" means a letter signed by the Ohio recipient of an animal
which acknowledges the presence of a disease condition and affirms his
continued intent to import the animal.
infectious disease" means any disease, including any foreign animal disease, or
vector, capable of transmission by any means from a carrier animal to a human
or to another animal and includes dangerously contagious or infectious
(J) "Department of agriculture" and "department" means
the Ohio department of agriculture.
(K) "Domestic animal"
includes livestock; other animals that through long association with humans
have been bred to a degree resulting in genetic changes affecting the
temperament, color, conformation, or other attributes of the species to an
extent that makes them different from nondomestic animals of their kind, and
other animals as defined by rule by the director.
(L) "Facility" means
an establishment where fish are raised, held, or released.
"Feral swine" means any swine that has lived any part of its life free
(N) "Fish" means a cold-blooded vertebrate animal
living in water, having permanent gills for breathing, and fins.
"Fish health inspection and testing report" means a document listing
inspections done and diagnostic work performed on fish and stating the results
of the inspections and diagnostic work. (P)
accredited veterinarian" means a person who is licensed to practice veterinary
medicine either by the state of Ohio or the state in which the certificate of
veterinary inspection was issued and who is certified approved by the United
States department of agriculture, animal plant health inspection service,
veterinary services, to be an accredited veterinarian.
(1) A group of fish of the same
species that originate from either the same brood stock, or the same egg
source, during the same year and are raised on the same water source;
(2) A group of fish of the same
species over twelve months of age from the same water source.
(R) "Nondomestic animal" means any animal that is not
domestic, including at least nonindigenous animals and animals usually not in
identification" means a device or method assigned to livestock being moved as
required by the rules of this chapter.
statement" means a statement signed by the owner or shipper of livestock being
moved which includes the information as required by the rules of this chapter,
"Permit" means a document issued by the
division of animal health,
Authorizes actions which require, by rule, prior permission from the
division of animal health.
(2) May waive or modify requirements
established by rule when compliance with the rule requirements works a hardship
and waiver or modification of the rule requirements is consistent with the
purpose of and does not compromise the effectiveness of the rule requirements
being waived or modified.
require as a condition for waiver or modification of requirements established
Restrictions regarding movement,
handling, quarantine, destination,
for which the animal may be imported; and
(b) Additional inspections, identification,
pre and post-entry tests, vaccinations, treatments, and other
require a consignee
letter of consent
from the consignee of an animal
(V) "Poultry" means any domesticated fowl kept in
confinement, except for doves and pigeons, that are bred for the primary
purpose of producing eggs or meat for human consumption. The term includes
chickens, turkeys, waterfowl and game birds.
identification" means a nationally unique number assigned by a state, tribal,
and/or federal animal health authority to a premise that is, in the judgment of
the state, tribal, and/or federal animal health authority, a geographically
distinct location from other premises. (X)
porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.
status stage V state" means a state that has been declared pseudorabies free as
outlined in the United State department of agriculture, animal and plant health
inspection service, "Pseudorabies Eradication Program Standards" as effective
on November 1, 2003. A copy of these standards may be found at
"Residue" means any poisonous or deleterious pesticide
governed by 40 C.F.R. 180 (2017), any poisonous or deleterious substance
109.6 (2017), or any other substance governed
by 21 C.F.R. 556 (2017).
(AA) "Sale assembly"
means any public assembly of animals, except rabbits, chickens, turkeys,
waterfowl, and gamebirds with a final disposition of slaughter, that are
brought together for the purpose of exchanging ownership.
"Slaughter channels" means a system of movement wherein an animal, not for the
purposes of breeding, is sold, transferred, or moved either:
(1) For feeding for the express purpose of
improving that animal's condition for final movement to slaughter;
(2) To a USDA approved livestock market as
defined under Chapter 943. of the Revised Code for final movement to slaughter;
(3) To a slaughter
(4) To an individual for
custom slaughter; or
(5) To a
livestock dealer licensed under Chapter 943. of the Revised Code.
(CC) "Sporting swine" means any domestic or feral
swine intended for hunting purposes and includes the progeny of these swine
whether or not the progeny are intended for hunting purposes.
"Tagging site" means locations authorized by
, state, or
tribal animal health officials where livestock may be officially identified on
behalf of their owner or the person in possession, care, or control of the
animals when they are brought to the site.
(AA) "Tuberculosis accredited free
herd", as referenced in rule
901:1-17-06 of the
Administrative Code, is one that has passed at least two consecutive annual
negative official tests for tuberculosis in accordance with the "Uniform
Methods and Rules - Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication," (a copy of which can be
found at http:// www.aphis.usda.gov/)and has no other evidence of bovine
"USDA" means the United States department of
agriculture, animal plant health inspection service, veterinary
(FF) "Water source" means a body of water with
controlled access in which fish are hatched, spawned, or raised.