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.
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
Ornithosis of poultry
Rift Valley fever
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
(b) Domestic Diseases of Regulatory Importance
-Report by Mail Within 3 Days of Discovery.
Contagious agalactia of goats and sheep
Equine infectious anemia
Equine viral arteritis
Malignant catarrhal fever
Rabies of livestock
Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.
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