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Iowa Equine Infectious Anemia Regulations



IOWA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
AGENCY 21 AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 64 INFECTIOUS AND CONTAGIOUS DISEASES



21-64.1(163) Reporting disease.
Whenever any person or persons who shall have knowledge of the existence of any infectious or contagious disease, such disease affecting the animals within the state or resulting in exposure thereto, which may prove detrimental to the health of the animals within the state, it shall be the duty of such person or persons to report the same in writing to the Chief, Division of Animal Industry, Henry A. Wallace Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, who shall then take such action as deemed necessary for the suppression and prevention of such disease. The following named diseases are infectious or contagious and the diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of any of these diseases in animals must be reported promptly to the Iowa department of agriculture and land stewardship by the veterinarian making the diagnosis or suspected diagnosis:

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Encephalomyelitis--Horses
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)--Horses
Vesicular Stomatitis--All Species

 

DISEASE CONTROL AT FAIRS AND EXHIBITS



21-64.34(163) Livestock exhibition-health certificate required.
All livestock, poultry and birds intended for any exhibition except local FFA and 4-H fairs will be considered under quarantine and not eligible for showing until the owner or agent presents an official health certificate. The certificate must be issued by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to the date of entry; and must indicate that the veterinarian has inspected the animals, poultry or birds and any nurse stock that accompany them, and that they are apparently free from symptoms of any infectious disease (including warts, ringworm, footrot and pinkeye) or any communicable disease.

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64.34(4) Horses and mules. Native Iowa horses and mules can be exhibited when accompanied by an individual certificate of veterinary inspection listing a description of the individual animals. All equine, six months of age or older, originating from outside the state shall be accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary inspection listing a description of the individual animals; and indicating that each animal in the shipment has had a negative official equine infectious anemia test within 12 months of importation. The testing laboratory and date of test must appear on the certificate.

CHAPTER 65 LIVESTOCK IMPORTATION


21-65.8(163) Equine.
All equine imported into the state of Iowa shall be accompanied by an approved certificate of veterinary inspection. This certificate shall indicate that each animal over six months of age in the shipment has been tested negative for equine infectious anemia by an official test within 12 months of importation. The name of the testing laboratory and the date of test must appear on the approved certificate of veterinary inspection.


Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.


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