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Baldwin's Ohio Administrative Code Annotated. 901 Agriculture Department. 901:1 Animal Industry. Chapter 901:1-17. Inspection and Health of Livestock Imported Into Ohio. 901:1-17-12 Non-domestic animals



Country of Origin: United States - Ohio

Agency of Origin: AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT

National Citation: OAC 901:1-17-12, OH ADC 901:1-17-12

Agency Citation:

Printable Version Ohio Admin. Code 901:1-17-12


Last checked by Web Center Staff: 06/2013


Summary:   Under this Ohio regulation, no non-domestic animal shall be imported into the state of Ohio unless accompanied by a permit issued prior to entry and certificate of veterinary inspection, is free of evidence of any contagious or infectious diseases or parasites harmful to humans or animals, and is in full compliance with all state and federal agencies rules and regulations. The specific disease requirements listed in the remainder of the rule concern only animals such as Cervidae (deer, moose, etc.), Bovidae (antelope, wild cattle, etc.), Suidae (sporting and feral swine), Tayassuidae (peccarie), and Psittacine birds.
Material in Full:

(A) No non-domestic animal shall be imported into the state of Ohio unless:

(1) Accompanied by a permit issued prior to entry and certificate of veterinary inspection, as defined in paragraph (D) of rule 901:1-17-02 of the Administrative Code, issued within thirty days prior to entry and be identified with official individual identification or are destined for immediate slaughter and comply with rule 901:1-17-10 of the Administrative Code; and

(2) It is free of evidence of any contagious or infectious diseases or parasites harmful to humans or animals; and

(3) It is in full compliance with all state and federal agencies rules and regulations; and

(4) Documentation may be required to prove they had been legal residents in the state or country of origin (i.e., license numbers of appropriate state and federal permits or tenure status on certificate of veterinary inspection); and

(5) Bovidae including antelope, wild cattle, free roaming buffalo, wild goats shall meet the following requirements:

(a) Brucellosis

(i) Originate from a brucellosis certified free herd; or

(ii) If six months of age or older, have a negative individual test within thirty days prior to entry conducted at an approved state/federal brucellosis laboratory.

(b) Tuberculosis

(i) Originate from an accredited free state or zone; or

(ii) Originate from a modified accredited advanced state or zone; and

(a) Originate from a tuberculosis accredited free herd; or

(b) Have an individual negative official tuberculosis test conducted within ninety days prior to entry; or

(iii) Originate from a modified accredited state or zone; and

(a) Originate from a tuberculosis accredited free herd; or

(b) Originate from a herd that has a negative whole herd tuberculosis test within twelve months prior to entry; and

(c) Have an individual negative tuberculosis test within sixty days prior to entry; or

(iv) Originate from an accreditation preparatory state or zone; and

(a) Originate from a tuberculosis accredited free herd; and

(b) Have an individual negative tuberculosis test within sixty days prior to entry; or

(c) Originate from a herd that has completed a negative whole herd tuberculosis test within twelve months prior to entry and two additional individual tests conducted at least sixty days apart and no more than six months apart with the second negative test being within sixty days prior to entry. The second negative test is not required of the movement occurs within six months of the whole herd test.

(v) If originate from a non-accredited state or zone can only enter Ohio for slaughter in compliance with paragraph (D) of rule 901:1-17-10 of the Administrative Code.

(vi) All tuberculosis tests must be conducted by a licensed, accredited veterinarian; and

(vii) Animals exhibited in a modified accredited, accreditation preparatory or non-accredited state or zone must meet the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(5)(b)(iii), (A)(5)(b)(iv) and (A)(5)(b)(v) of rule 901:1-17-12 of the Administrative Code in order to return to or be imported into Ohio.

(6) Cervidae including elk, caribou, moose, deer (including but not limited to fallow, roe, axis, sika, red and white tail) shall meet the following requirements:

(a) Brucellosis

(i) Originate from a brucellosis certified free herd; or

(ii) If six months of age or older, have a negative individual test within thirty days prior to entry conducted at an approved state/federal brucellosis laboratory.

(b) Tuberculosis

(i) Originate from an accredited free state or zone; or

(ii) Originate from a modified accredited advanced state or zone; and

(a) Originate from a tuberculosis accredited free herd; or

(b) Originate from a qualified or monitored herd; or

(c) Have an individual negative official tuberculosis test conducted within ninety days prior to entry; or

(iii) Originate from a modified accredited state or zone; and

(a) Originate from a tuberculosis free herd; or

(b) Originate from a qualified herd or a herd that has a negative whole herd tuberculosis test within twelve months prior to entry; and

(c) Have an individual negative tuberculosis test within ninety days prior to entry; or

(iv) Originate from an accreditation preparatory state or zone; and

(a) Originate from an accredited herd; and

(b) Have an individual negative tuberculosis test within ninety days prior to entry; or

(c) Originate from a qualified herd or a herd that has completed a negative whole herd tuberculosis test within twelve months prior to entry and two additional individual tests conducted at least ninety days apart and no more than six months apart with the second negative test being within ninety days prior to entry. The second negative test is not required if they movement occurs within six months of the whole herd test.

(v) If originate from a non-accredited state or zone can only enter Ohio for slaughter in compliance with paragraph (D) of rule 901:1-17-10 of the Administrative Code.

(vi) All tuberculosis tests must be conducted by a licensed, accredited veterinarian; and

(vii) Animals exhibited in a modified accredited, accreditation preparatory or non-accredited state or zone must meet the requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(6)(b)(iii), (A)(6)(b)(iv) and (A)(6)(b)(v) of rule 901:1-17-12 of the Administrative Code in order to return to or be imported into Ohio.

(c) Chronic wasting disease

All cervidae entering the state of Ohio shall have five years of chronic wasting disease monitoring status as recognized by the animal health official in the state of origin.

(7) Suidae and tayassuidae including sporting swine, feral swine and peccarie shall meet the following requirements:

(a) Brucellosis

If four months of age or older, have a negative individual test within thirty days prior to entry conducted at an approved state/federal brucellosis laboratory.

(b) Pseudorabies

(i) Shall originate from a country recognized by the United States department of agriculture, animal and plant health inspection service, veterinary services to be free of pseudorabies; or

(ii) Shall have a negative individual pseudorabies test within thirty days prior to entry; and

(iii) All tests must be conducted at an approved state/federal laboratory.

(iv) The swine have not been fed garbage within their lifetime; and

(v) The swine have not been members of a herd of swine known to be infected with pseudorabies within the previous twelve months; and

(vi) The swine have not originated from a feral swine population or been exposed to swine captured from a feral swine population within the previous twelve months.

(8) Equidae including all wild horses, wild donkeys and zebra shall meet the following requirements:

Equine infectious anemia

(a) Have a negative individual test if twelve months of age or older conducted within twelve months prior to entry except suckling foals accompanied by a negative dam.

(b) All testing must be conducted at a laboratory approved by the United States department of agriculture, animal and plant health inspection service, veterinary services.

(9) Commercial gamebirds, including but not limited to bobwhite, quail, coturmix quail, pure or hybrid ringneck pheasant, chukar, Hungarian partridge, wild turkey, ratites, and their eggs shall meet the following requirments [FN1]:

Pullorum and fowl typhoid

(a) Originate from a producer participating in the national poultry improvement plan; or

(b) Test serologically negative within thirty days prior to entry unless imported for a sale, swap, or show and may be tested upon arrival excluding turkeys; and

(c) A whole flock test or participation in the national poultry improvement plan is required prior to egg and hatching bird imports; and

(d) Ratites imported for feeding are quarantined to the premises of destination until the animals are moved for immediate slaughter; or

(e) In lieu of pullorum and fowl typhoid testing for doves, pigeons, and certain other birds, the following statement can be placed on the health certificate: “To my knowledge, birds listed herein are not infected with pullorum or fowl typhoid and have not been exposed to birds infected with pullorum or fowl typhoid during the past twelve months.” This statement should be signed by the owner or the owner's representative.

(10) Wild turkeys of the species melagris gallopavo and their eggs

(a) Pullorum and fowl typhoid

(i) Originate from a producer participating in the national poultry improvement plan; or

(ii) Test serologically negative within thirty days prior to entry unless imported for a sale, swap, or show and may be tested upon arrival excluding turkeys; and

(iii) A whole flock test or participation in the national poultry improvement plan is required prior to egg and hatching bird imports.

(b) Mycoplasmosis

(i) Originate from a producer who is participating in the mycoplasmosis control phase of the national poultry improvement plan; or

(ii) Serologically negative for mycoplasma gallisepticum, mycoplasma meleagridis, and m. synoviae within thirty days prior to entry. In the case of eggs, the breeder flock must be a national poultry improvement plan participant or must have tested negative within thirty days prior to entry.

(11) Psittacine birds

Newcastle disease

The statement, “To my knowledge, birds listed herein are not infected with Newcastle disease or chlamydia and have not been exposed to birds known to be infected with newcastle disease within the past thirty days,” shall be written on the health certificate of all psittacine birds entering the state and be signed by the owner or the owner's representative.

(B) Test-negative animals that have been exposed to test positive animals through transportation or husbandry practices will be allowed entry into Ohio only by permission of chief, division of animal health and with a consignee letter of consent; and

(C) Any person wishing to move into Ohio nondomestic animals which do not meet the requirements of this rule may apply to the chief, division of animal health for a permit as provided in paragraph (P) of rule 901:1-17-02 of the Administrative Code.

HISTORY: 2011-12 OMR pam. # 5 (A), eff. 12-1-11; 2010-11 OMR pam. #11 (A), eff. 5-23-11; 2010-11 OMR pam. #2 (RRD); 2004-05 OMR pam. #9 (A), eff. 4-11-05; 2002-03 OMR 19 (A), eff. 7-22-02; 2001-02 OMR 203 (R-E), eff. 8-15-01; 2000-2001 OMR 226 (A), eff. 10-19-00; 2000-2001 OMR 21 (A*), eff. 7-21-00; 1998-99 OMR 1977 (A), eff. 3-19-99; 1997-98 OMR 3198 (A), eff. 6-15-98; 1995-96 OMR 1789 (R-E), eff. 2-26-96; prior AG-21-01.22.

RC 119.032 rule review date(s): 8-13-15; 8-13-10; 4-11-10; 7-22-07; 8-15-06; 10-19-05; 1-21-05; 3-19-04; 5-2-02; 7-21-00; 3-19-99

[FN1] So in original. Probably should read “requirements”.



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