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1721.0260 EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA (EIA).

Subpart 1.

EIA test procedures.

Blood samples for EIA tests must be drawn by an accredited veterinarian.

Subp. 2.

EIA quarantine procedures.

The board shall immediately quarantine all horses infected with or exposed to EIA in accordance with this subpart.

A.

Infected horses must be placed in isolation within ten days following the date of quarantine and must be permanently maintained in a screened enclosure or in such a way that they are always kept at least 200 yards away from horses not known to be infected with EIA.

B.

Exposed horses must:

(1)

be tested for EIA within ten days following the date of quarantine; and

(2)

be tested for EIA between 45 and 60 days following the date of last known exposure. Tests must be conducted at the owner's expense unless state funds are available for this purpose.

C.

Quarantines on exposed horses shall be released when all exposed horses on a premises are tested and found negative for EIA at least 45 days following the last known exposure.

D.

Movement of quarantined horses is prohibited without written permission from the board.

E.

Quarantined horses moved to a new location must be maintained so that they are always kept at least 200 yards away from horses not known to be infected with EIA.

F.

Quarantined horses moved to a slaughter establishment must meet the transportation requirements as specified in Code of Federal Regulations, title 9, part 75.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 35.03

History:

37 SR 1396

Published Electronically:

April 4, 2013

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