Department of Agriculture - Chronic Wasting Disease - Definitions.


Published: 2018-11-19

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As used in this chapter:

(A) "Approved accredited veterinarian" means an accredited veterinarian who has received chronic wasting disease training from the department.

(B) "Captive deer with status" means captive white-tailed deer that have been legally acquired or their offspring, are part of a herd that is monitored and tested for disease in accordance with rules, and are privately owned primarily for the purposes of agriculture, propagation, or providing captive deer to a wild animal hunting preserve licensed under section 1533.721 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Captive deer with certified chronic wasting disease status" means captive white-tailed deer that have been legally acquired or their offspring, are part of a herd that has been monitored and tested for disease in accordance with rules, including tested for chronic wasting disease for at least five consecutive years in accordance with rules, are privately owned primarily for the purposes of agriculture, propagation, or providing deer to a wild animal hunting preserve licensed under section 1533.721 of the Revised Code, and are certified "with status" in accordance with rules.

(D) "Captive whitetail deer" means legally acquired whitetail deer that are held in private ownership at a facility licensed under section 943.03 or 943.031 of the Revised Code and under section 1533.71 or 1533.721 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Chronic wasting disease" means the dangerously contagious and infectious disease identified in rule 901:1-21-02 of the Administrative Code.

(F) "Department" means the Ohio department of agriculture.

(G) "Harvested animals" means animals that were killed by a person within a hunting preserve.

(H) "Missing sample" means samples from any animal three hundred sixty-five days or older that dies, is slaughtered, escapes, or is lost that is not submitted for diagnostic testing for CWD.

(I) "Monitored captive deer" means whitetail deer that have been legally acquired or their offspring, are tested for chronic wasting disease in accordance with rules, and are held in private ownership for agricultural or personal purposes or in a wild animal hunting preserve licensed under section 1533.721 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Poor quality samples" mean tissues which are submitted for diagnostic testing for chronic wasting disease which are unable to be tested. This includes samples that are severely autolyzed, from the wrong portions of the brain, the wrong tissue, or are not testable for other reasons.