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1721.0240 IMPORTATION OF HORSES.

Subpart 1.

Certificate of veterinary inspection.

Horses imported into Minnesota must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued by an accredited veterinarian that includes official identification and the date of the last negative EIA test, except:

A.

horses brought into the state for participation in trail rides or exhibitions;

B.

horses consigned directly to slaughtering establishments under federal inspection; or

C.

horses entering a veterinary facility for treatment, surgery, or diagnostic procedures.

Subp. 2.

EIA tests.

Horses imported into Minnesota must be negative to an official test for EIA conducted within 12 months prior to the date of importation, except:

A.

horses consigned directly to slaughtering establishments under federal inspection; or

B.

suckling foals accompanying a negative dam.

Subp. 3.

Horses imported without the required test for EIA.

Horses imported without the required negative test for EIA must be quarantined, isolated, and tested for EIA within ten days following notification from the board. Tests must be conducted at the owner's expense.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 35.03

History:

37 SR 1396

Published Electronically:

April 4, 2013

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