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California Equine Infectious Anemia Statutes and Regulations


CALIFORNIA STATUTES
FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL CODE
DIVISION 5. ANIMAL AND POULTRY QUARANTINE AND PEST CONTROL
PART 1. DISEASED ANIMALS AND POULTRY
CHAPTER 3. ANIMAL QUARANTINE
ARTICLE 6. IMPORTATION


9641.5. Horses or other equidae; health certificates; exemptions; fees

Any horse or other Equidae brought into this state shall be accompanied by the following: (a) A certificate of health from the state of origin issued by an accredited veterinarian. The certificate shall state that the horse or other Equidae is free from evidence of any communicable disease.

(b) Verification that any horse or Equidae has been tested within the preceding six months and found negative to a test for equine infectious anemia. The test shall be approved by the director and conducted by a laboratory approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, and the necessary sample shall be taken, and the verification signed by, an accredited veterinarian.

A nursing foal of less than six months of age when accompanied by a negative dam and any horse or other Equidae consigned for immediate slaughter shall be exempt from the testing requirements of this section.

Any horse or other Equidae moved from California to another state for a period of not more than 14 days, are exempt from this section upon returning to California, provided, that the exemption does not apply to any horse or other Equidae that leaves the continental United States.


9641.6. Working horses; exemption from health certificates

(a) The director may issue a permit, valid on January 1 and renewable on or before January 1 of each year thereafter, that exempts any working horse from the requirements of Section 9641.5 under all of the following conditions:

(1) The applicant owns or operates a business or businesses located in both this state and in another state in which horses are used in the operation of the business or businesses.

(2) The horse is moved across the state border from one business location to the other.

(b) The director may require the applicant to furnish any information that the director determines to be necessary as part of the application process.

(c) "Working horse" means a horse used for livestock husbandry or for other ranch-related activities.


9641.7. Equine infectious anemia; reports; time

Any positive test for equine infectious anemia performed in a California laboratory shall be reported by telephone within 24 hours to the department by the laboratory making the test.


CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
Title 3. Food And Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 2. Livestock Disease Control (Animal Quarantine)
Article 9. Reportable Animal and Poultry Diseases


796. Reporting Diseases of Animals and Poultry.

This section lists those diseases required to be reported by a licensed veterinarian or any person operating an animal or poultry disease diagnostic laboratory pursuant to Section 9101 of the Food and Agricultural Code and specifies the method of reporting to the Animal Health Branch of the Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street, Room A-107, P.O. Box 942871, Sacramento, California 94271-0001, telephone number (916) 445-4191.

(a) Emergency Animal Diseases -Report by Telephone

Within 24 Hours of Discovery.
African house sickness
African swine fever
African trypanosomiasis
Anthrax
Bovine pleuropheumonia
Bovine piroplasmosis
Cattle scabies
Dourine
Equine piroplasmosis
Foot-and-mouth diseaseb
Fowl plague Heartwater
Hog Cholera
Ornithosis of poultry
Rift Valley fever
Scrapie
Rinderpest
Screwworms
Sheep scabies
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
Vesicular exanthema
Vesicular stomatitis
Viscerotropic velogenic
Newcastle disease

(b) Domestic Diseases of Regulatory Importance

-Report by Mail Within 3 Days of Discovery.
Blue tongue
Bovine leukemia
Brucellosis
Contagious agalactia of goats and sheep
Equine encephalomyelitis
Equine rhinopneumonitis
Equine infectious anemia
Equine viral arteritis
Johne's disease
Listeriosis
Malignant catarrhal fever
Pseudorabies
Pullorum disease
Rabies of livestock
Swine erysipelas
Tuberculosis

Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.


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