18 AAC 36.120. EQUINES; EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA TESTING.
(a) Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) testing must comply with the following:
(1) positive diagnosis of EIA must be by the serum immuno-diffusion test (Coggin Test) or other approved tests conducted at laboratories approved by the United States Department of Agriculture to perform tests for the diagnosis of EIA;
(2) blood samples for EIA testing must be collected by an accredited veterinarian or an individual authorized by the state veterinarian at the owner's request and expense;
(3) complete description and identification of the equine at the time of blood collection for EIA testing must be made on forms furnished by the state; and
(4) equine owners requesting EIA testing must sign an agreement on forms furnished by the state before blood sample collection, agreeing to the disposition of EIA reactor equines as provided in this section.
(b) EIA reactors must be quarantined to the premises of origin.
(c) EIA reactors diagnosed while on premises other than their owner's may be moved to the owner's premises for quarantine with written permission of the state veterinarian.
(d) EIA reactors must be kept segregated from other equines on the premises in an insectproof enclosure or by other means of isolation determined by the state veterinarian.
(e) Equines on premises where EIA reactors are located must be quarantined and may not be moved until after a negative EIA test.
(f) The state veterinarian will release a quarantine only if
(1) the EIA reactor dies, is removed for slaughter by permission of the state veterinarian, or is otherwise legally removed from the state; and
(2) other equines on the quarantined premises are negative to an approved EIA test within seven days of death or removal of the EIA reactor equine.
(g) EIA reactors must be branded as follows:
(1) the number "96" and the letter "A," not less than two inches in height, shall be applied to the left shoulder with a hot or cold brand;
(2) branding may be done only by an accredited veterinarian or a person authorized by the state veterinarian;
(3) proper restraint of the animal must be provided by the owner to avoid injury to the equine or person applying the brand; and
(4) branding costs must be borne by the owner.
(h) EIA reactors may not be sold, traded, leased, or given away.
(i) A person who submits a blood sample to the department for an EIA test shall pay a testing fee at the time the test is requested as follows:
(1) for an EIA testing performed during normal working hours: $10;
(2) for an EIA testing performed outside normal working hours: $50 per hour, with a one-hour minimum.
18 AAC 36.130. REPORTS AND FORMS REQUIRED.
Reports and forms required by the department in the enforcement of 18 AAC 36.100 - 18 AAC 36.120 must be in a form and contain information as prescribed by the department and are due at the time and place prescribed by the department.
18 AAC 36.035. EQUINES.
An equine imported into the state must be accompanied by a permit and a health certificate which, for an equine over six months old, must include certification that the equine has been tested negative for equine infectious anemia (EIA) within 60 days before the date of importation. The EIA test must have been performed at a laboratory approved by the United States Department of Agriculture to conduct that test.
Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.
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