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Oklahoma Equine Infectious Anemia Statutes




6-281. Title
This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Equine Infectious Anemia Eradication Act".

6-282. Definitions

As used in this act unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Equine infectious anemia" or "EIA" means the communicable, infectious disease which affects only equidae and is caused by the virus of equine infectious anemia;

2. "Board" means the Oklahoma State Board of Agriculture;

3. "Equidae" means a family of perissodactyl ungulate mammals containing a single genus, Equus, which includes horses, asses, jacks, jennies, hinnies, mules, donkeys, burros, ponies and zebras;

4. "Official test" means the Agar-Gel Immunodiffusion (AGID) test for equine infectious anemia which has been conducted in a laboratory approved by the Board or the United States Department of Agriculture for the purpose of conducting this test or any other test or examination for the detection of equine infectious anemia approved by the Department; and

5. "Reactor" means any equidae which discloses a positive reaction to an official test for equine infectious anemia.

6-283. Testing

Upon request by the Board, all owners of equidae within the State of Oklahoma shall submit their animals for an official test for the detection of equine infectious anemia, or for application of official identification. Such owners shall provide the necessary facilities for conducting tests, or identifying animals, and shall render such assistance as may be required by the Board.

6-284. Quarantine

The Board may quarantine any animal which is determined to be a reactor; such animal shall be quarantined under conditions as specified by the Board. Reactors shall remain under quarantine until their natural death, slaughter or disposition by euthanasia or until released by a written notice from the Board. The Board shall require identification of reactors as deemed necessary.

6-285. Shipment restrictions

The Board may require that all equidae be negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia prior to entry into Oklahoma, or movement within the state.

6-286. Rules

The Board may make and adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the administration and enforcement of this act. The Board, or its representatives, in performing the duties vested in it under this act is empowered to enter, during usual working hours, any premises, barns, stables or other places where equidae are kept, for the purpose of administering this act.

6-287. Penalty

Any person violating any provision of this act or of any rules, regulation or order of the Board issued pursuant to this act is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Reviewed by AAHS in October 2001.

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