"Coggins test" is the common name for the agar gel immunodiffusion test for diagnosis of EIA.
"EIA" means equine infectious anemia, a virus disease of horses.
"EIA-exposed horse" means a horse that has been exposed to EIA virus:
by being within 200 yards of an EIA-infected horse for at least ten consecutive days during the vector season within the previous 12 months; or
by receiving blood or blood products from an EIA-infected horse through the use of contaminated needles, syringes, surgical instruments, riding tack, or grooming equipment.
"EIA-infected horse" means a horse determined to be infected with EIA virus by a representative of the board.
"EIA vector season" means the time of year when large biting insects, such as horse flies and deer flies of the family Tabanidae are present.
"Official EIA test" means the Coggins test or other test for EIA approved by the board.
"Trail ride" means an equine event where horses owned by two or more people are brought together for recreational riding on roads or trails.
MS s 35.03
April 4, 2013
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