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Equine Infectious Anemia


 

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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.

Most states regulate this disease through a combination of legislative enactments (statutes) and administrative regulations promulgated pursuant to statutory authority. Some states have only statutes and some states have only regulations.

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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.

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