Subchapter D. IMPORTATION OF HORSES, MULES, ASSES AND
OTHER EQUIDAE


INTERSTATE HEALTH CERTIFICATE

Sec.


3.101.    Interstate health certificate required.

EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA


3.102.    Dangerous transmissible disease.
3.103.    Test methods.
3.104.    Import for slaughtering purposes.
3.105.    Equidae imported from quarantined areas; permit required.

INTERSTATE HEALTH CERTIFICATE


§ 3.101. Interstate health certificate required.

 (a)  An approved interstate health certificate is required for equidae imported into this Commonwealth. The certificate shall be issued within 30 days of date of arrival in the Commonwealth. The certificate shall specify the results of tests conducted, along with the date of administration of the tests and the product used for vaccines administered.

 (b)  A copy of the certificate shall be forwarded to the Department immediately upon approval by the chief animal official of the state of origin.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.101 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144176).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.51 (relating to entry of equidae into this Commonwealth).

EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA


§ 3.102. Dangerous transmissible disease.

 Equine infectious anemia, commonly known as ‘‘swamp fever,’’ and caused by a virus which is infectious in nature, is hereby considered by the Department to be a dangerous transmissible disease.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.102 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144176).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.51 (relating to entry of equidae into this Commonwealth).

§ 3.103. Test methods.

 (a)  Testing required. Equidae imported into this Commonwealth for other than immediate slaughter shall be negative to either of the following:

   (1)  An official agar gel immunodiffusion blood test (commonly called the Coggins Test), conducted by a Federally approved laboratory within 12 months prior to date of entry.

   (2)  An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test (commonly called the ELISA Test), conducted by a Federally approved laboratory within 12 months prior to date of entry.

 (b)  Documentation required. A copy of the official test shall accompany the animal to its final destination.

 (c)  Inconsistent results. If an equid receives more than one of the tests described in subsection (a), and one test shows a negative result and another a positive result, the equid may not be imported into this Commonwealth unless permission is granted by the Pennsylvania State Veterinarian.

   (1)  A person seeking permission shall do so in writing on a form provided by the Department setting forth the test dates, results of the tests and any other pertinent information.

   (2)  The Pennsylvania State Veterinarian may request additional information as may be necessary to assure the health of the animal and to prevent and control diseases and dangerous substances that may threaten the health and safety of animals and humans.

   (3)  The Pennsylvania State Veterinarian will provide a written approval or denial of a request within 3 working days of receiving the written request and all necessary information pertaining thereto.

 (d)  Exception. Foals under 6 months of age, accompanied by dam with negative agar gel immunodiffusion test or a negative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test do not require a negative test.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3.103 amended under the Domestic Animal Law, 3 Pa.C.S. § §  2302, 2305, 2321, 2323, 2325 and 2329.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.103 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended December 1, 2000, effective December 2, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6187. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (228036) to (228037).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.51 (relating to entry of equidae into this Commonwealth).

§ 3.104. Import for slaughtering purposes.

 Equidae imported for slaughter shall be consigned to a horse slaughter establishment or to an animal market. They shall be accompanied by either a waybill or an owner or shipper statement listing the number, description and destination of each animal.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.104 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144177).

§ 3.105. Equidae imported from quarantined areas; permit required.

 A permit issued by the Department is required before importing equidae from a state or area wherein a state or Federal quarantine is invoked to prevent the spread of a contagious or infectious disease of equidae. Requirements for interstate health certificates in §  3.3 (relating to requirements for importation).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.105 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (144177).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  5.51 (relating to entry of equidae into this Commonwealth).



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