NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: To establish health requirements for entry, including sales or exhibition, for livestock and animals into Kentucky.
Section 1. General Provisions. (1) All animals shall be accompanied by a certificate of
veterinary inspection unless otherwise provided in this administrative regulation.
(2)(a) A permit may be obtained by calling (502) 564-3956, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
(b) Requests for permits made after 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends and holidays shall be telephonically recorded.
(c) Permits requested pursuant to paragraph (b) of this subsection shall not be issued for certain species designated by the chief livestock health official.
(d) Permit numbers obtained pursuant to this subsection shall be recorded on the certificate of veterinary inspection.
(3) All required testing shall be conducted by a state-federal approved laboratory.
(4) Certificate of Veterinary Inspection shall be void thirty (30) days after date of issuance for entry into Kentucky, except as noted.
Section 3. Horses.
(1) General requirements.
(a) All horses and other equidae entering Kentucky shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection except horses and other equidae purchased at an approved out-of-state horse sale. Certificate shall include all tests that have been conducted as well as all vaccinations including vaccination date and type of vaccine used.
(b) Attached to the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection shall be a copy of a certificate of report from a laboratory approved by the USDA showing the animal(s) to be negative to an AGID test or other USDA approved test for equine infectious anemia.
(c) Horses with evidence of a contagious, infectious or communicable disease or exposure thereto shall not be eligible for entry.
(2) Specific diseases.
(a) equine infectious anemia
1. All horses and other equidae six (6) months of age or older except unweaned foals accompanied by their dam, offered for sale shall be negative to an AGID test or other USDA approved test for equine infectious anemia within six (6) months prior to entry except horses and other equidae purchased at an out-of-state approved horse sale.
2. Horses and other equidae purchased at an out-of-state approved horse sale:
(b) May move directly to a Kentucky approved auction market. On entry into the market all horses and other equidae shall have an EIA test conducted under the requirements of 302 KAR 2.065, Section 4(1); or
(c) A Kentucky licensed livestock dealer may purchase horses and other equidae and may move animals directly to his Kentucky premises. On entry into the premises animals shall be kept separate and apart from other animals on the premises. Horses may move to an approved horse sale within fourteen (14) days postentry or shall have an official EIA test conducted within fourteen (14) days postentry. The owner shall document the movement of horse(s) to an approved horse sale and when horses remain on the dealers premises the dealer shall document that an official EIA test has been conducted within the required fourteen (14) days postentry.
(d) An entry permit shall be required and shall be obtained prior to entry into Kentucky. The permit may be obtained by calling (502) 564-3956 day or night.
(e) In lieu of a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection a bill of laden or waybill shall accompany horses on entry. The bill of laden or waybill shall document entry permit, number of horses purchased, individual horse identification, sex, age, color, brand, tattoo (if available), market sale identification and all other markings.
(f) All horses and equidae purchased from an out-of-state approved horse sale shall be available for inspection by an agent of the Board of Agriculture.
(g) Horses may be placed under quarantine on entry. Quarantine shall be released when requirements of 302 KAR 20:040, Section 3(2)(a) have been met.
(h) A licensed livestock dealer may move horses that are origin out-of-state but movement shall be directly to a Kentucky approved horse sale.
(i) Horses may move from an out-of-state farm of origin but movement shall bedirectly from the farm of origin to a Kentucky approved horse sale.
(j) Veterinarian's statement that examination was made within the past thirty (30) days and revealed the animal(s) to be free from symptoms of a contagious, infectious or communicable disease or exposure thereto.
3. All horses and other equidae six (6) months of age or older, except unweaned foals
accompanied by their dam, offered for entry for reasons other than sale (i.e., entry into
fairgrounds, livestock showgrounds, public boarding stables, trail rides, racing, etc.)
shall be negative to an AGID test or other USDA approved test for equine infectious anemia
within twelve (12) months
prior to entry.
Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.
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