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Kansas Equine Infectious Anemia Regulations




KANSAS ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
AGENCY 9. KANSAS ANIMAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
ARTICLE 7.--MOVEMENT OF LIVESTOCK INTO OR THROUGH KANSAS


9-7-14 Equidae.
(a) Each equidae entering the state of Kansas shall be identified individually on and accompanied by a USDA veterinary services form 10-11 and an official health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection by one of the following methods:
(1) brand;
(2) lip tattoo;
(3) microchip;
(4) registration number;
(5) description; or
(6) any other method approved by the livestock commissioner.

(b) Each equidae entering the state of Kansas, except a nursing foal that is
six months of age or under and that is accompanied by its dam, shall test negative for equine infectious anemia within 12 months prior to entry, using an industry-approved test conducted in a laboratory approved by the livestock commissioner. If the equidae has been tested more than one time during the 12 months immediately preceding entry into the state of Kansas, only the last test shall be considered valid. The following information shall appear on the official health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection:
(1) the date of the test;
(2) the type of test utilized;
(3) the test results; and
(4) the name of the testing laboratory.

(c) For the purposes of this regulation, the term "equidae" shall include the following:
(1) horses;
(2) asses;
(3) zebras; and
(4) equidae hybrids.



9-7-18 Rodeo stock.
(a) Each owner of rodeo stock shall obtain a permit from the livestock commissioner authorizing importation of the rodeo stock.

(b) All rodeo stock shall be accompanied by a health certificate or a certificate of veterinary inspection signed by a licensed veterinarian. The certificate shall be on a form approved by the livestock commissioner and shall include the permit number issued by the Kansas animal health department.

(c) Bulls that are 12 months of age and older shall test negative for brucellosis, using an official test, within 12 months before entry.

(d) Horses that are six months of age and older shall test negative for equine infectious anemia
(EIA) within 12 months before entry.

(e) For purposes of this regulation, "rodeo stock" means livestock participating, working, or being used in connection with competition. "Competition" may include bull riding, bronco riding, barrel racing, team penning, or other similar events.


ARTICLE 27.--REPORTABLE DISEASES


9-27-1 Designation of infectious or contagious diseases.
The following diseases shall be designated as reportable infectious or contagious animal diseases and shall be reported in accordance with K.S.A. 47- 622:

(c) equine infectious anemia;

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(x) other diseases determined to be reportable by the livestock commissioner.

ARTICLE 30.--EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA

9-30-1 Notification.
Each testing laboratory approved by the United States department of agriculture (USDA) shall notify the livestock commissioner of the test results for each equidae of Kansas origin that is tested for equine infectious anemia and that is bled within the state of Kansas. The testing laboratory shall report positive test results within 48 hours.


9-30-2 Testing positive for equine infectious anemia.
(a) Each equidae testing positive for equine infectious anemia shall be quarantined. Each owner of a quarantined equidae shall take one of the following actions:
(1) confine the equidae no fewer than 200 yards from any other equidae;
(2) confine the equidae in a screened stall;
(3) slaughter the equidae in a slaughter plant that has been inspected and approved by the animal and plant health inspection service of the United States department of agriculture (USDA); or
(4) euthanize the equidae and bury or incinerate the carcass.

(b) Within 48 hours after the quarantine begins, the owner of the quarantined equidae shall provide written notification to the Kansas animal health department of the location of each quarantined equidae.

(c) Any owner may re-test positive equidae one time within 60 days after the date the quarantine begins, for confirmation of the results.

(d) Following a second positive test, the test-positive equidae shall be branded by the livestock commissioner or the commissioner's designee on the left side of the neck by hot iron or by freeze branding with the code "48," followed by the letter "A." The number "48" and the letter "A" shall be at least two inches in height and shall not be obscured by the equidae's mane.


9-30-3 Infected equidae moving to another state.
(a) If an equidae located in Kansas is known to be infected with equine infectious anemia and is to be moved to another state, the livestock commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall brand the equidae on the left side of the neck by hot iron or by freeze branding with the Kansas code "48," followed by the letter "A." The number "48" and the letter "A" shall be at least two inches in height and shall not be obscured by the equidae's mane.

(b) Each equidae branded in this manner shall be individually identified on and be accompanied by a USDA veterinary services form 1-27 for interstate movement of restricted equidae.

Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.


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