Department of Agriculture - Livestock Brands - Brands exclusive to state of Ohio and U.S.D.A.

Published: 2016-06-30

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The department and U.S.D.A. reserve the right to exclusive use of the following brands for disease control.

(A) For equine infectious anemia positive livestock to be moved interstate, the identification shall be in accordance with this format.

"## - A - ####"

(1) The first two numbers will be assigned by the U.S.D.A.

(2) The letter will be the equine infectious anemia identifier.

(3) The final four numbers are department identification numbers.

This will be freeze branded or tattooed.

(B) Standard bred or thoroughbred lip tattoos are acceptable for equine infectious anemia positive identifiers.

(C) For intrastate movement of equine infectious anemia positives, freeze branding of department identification number will be on the neck, on the side of predominate mane fall.

(D) For bovine tuberculosis, hot or freeze branded "T" will be on the left hip.

(E) For bovine brucellosis, hot branded "B" will be on the left hip.

(F) U.S.D.A. reserves the right for a suspect bovine to be branded "S" anywhere on the body.

(G) Use of "V" for vaccinate for bovine and "AV" for adult vaccinate tattooed in the ear.

(H) U.S.D.A. uses a shielded "V" tattooed in right ear for calfhood vaccinate for brucellosis.