The Consumer Protection Laboratory is Ohio's premier food and agricultural testing laboratory. The laboratory tests food, feeds, fertilizers, pesticides, animal exhibition samples and race track samples. It is also state's the primary emergency response laboratory for biological and chemical terrorism in food and environmental products.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture confirmed the first two positive cases this year of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Ohio horses. The spread of WNV in horses is preventable with proper vaccination and horse owners are urged to ensure their animal’s vaccine and boosters are up to date.
In an effort to protect horses and other livestock in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is not allowing the import of horses from counties within states with confirmed and suspected cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV).