Equine Infectious Anemia
This segment contains statutes and administrative regulations that deal with Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA or swamp fever). These laws require regular blood tests (Coggins test) to determine whether a horse is infected with the virus. Often, these laws prohibit the showing of a horse that does not have a current negative Coggins test. Sometimes, the ban even extends to such events as organized trail rides. A negative Coggins test is ordinarily required for the importation of a horse from another state or country. A positive test result requires that the horse be euthanized or quarantined for the rest of its life.
For an article that discusses
equine infectious anemia, go
to Your Horse, Equine Infectious
Anemia, and the Law in the HorseLaw segment.
(Scroll down to view state statutes.)
You may obtain recorded summary
information on health certificate requirements for
import of horses into your state by calling the United States
Department of Agriculture's
toll free number: 800-545-8732.
The statutes and regulations were reviewed and updated as needed in October 2001.