§1182. Testing of equine animals

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Published: 2015

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Title

06

:
Agriculture






Chapter

102

:
CONTROL OF CONTAGIOUS LIVESTOCK DISEASES






Subchapter

002
:
EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA










 

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1182. Testing of equine animals

(a) Testing of

equine animals for equine infectious anemia shall be done by an accredited

graduate veterinarian by means of a Coggins test or other test acceptable to

the secretary, at the owner's expense.

(b) Any equine

animal found to be a reactor by means of a test under subsection (a) of this

section shall be administered a second test within 72 hours of receipt of the

results of the first test.

(c) Any equine

animal found to be a reactor shall be quarantined in accordance with

instructions of the secretary between receipt of the results of the first and

second tests. Any equine animal found to be a reactor to a second test shall

continue to be quarantined until adequate arrangements are made for disposition

of the animal in accordance with section 1183 of this title.

(d) Any

veterinarian who identifies an equine animal as a reactor shall report that

animal to the secretary in a form and manner to be prescribed by rule of the

secretary.

(e) The

secretary shall notify veterinarians and owners of equine animals in the

immediate area of the location of the diseased animal. The immediate area shall

be defined by the secretary as necessary to meet the specific circumstances

created by the diseased animal. (Added 1987, No. 276 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended

2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)
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