Department of Agriculture - Equine Infectious Anemia - Testing of animal for sale.

Published: 2016-06-30

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(A) All equidae, twelve months of age or older, within the state of Ohio that are offered for sale, sold, bartered, or whose ownership transfers, including adoption, shall have been tested and classified negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia within a twelve-month period immediately preceding the offer for sale or barter, the actual sale, or the ownership transfer of such animals.

(B) All equidae less than twelve months of age or slaughtered within seventy-two hours after transfer of ownership are exempt from paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) All equidae twelve months of age or older consigned to a livestock dealer/auction licensed under Chapter 943. of the Revised Code and sold for purposes other than slaughter within seventy-two hours, are exempt from paragraph (A) of this rule only under the following conditions:

(1) Prior to release from the premises, the approved market veterinarian will collect and submit a sample to the department laboratory for an official test, and

(2) If removed from the market, the bailee of such an animal shall maintain it at his premises under quarantine of the department until receipt of evidence that the animal is negative to the official test.

(D) Any equine animal found to be in violation of this rule shall be quarantined and placed in isolation as directed by the department, until said owner or bailee can furnish the department a record of an official test for equine infectious anemia for the animal in question.