Subchapter M. INTRASTATE TRANSPORTATION OF HORSES
AND OTHER EQUIDAE
3.211. Diseased equidae; permit required.
3.215. Fairs, shows and sales.
3.221. Equine infectious anemia.
§ 3.211. Diseased equidae; permit required.
An equidae showing clinical or laboratory evidence of a disease declared dangerous and transmissible by the Department may not be moved except when accompanied by a permit issued by the Department or USDA-APHIS.
The provisions of this § 3.211 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 (144205).
§ 3.215. Fairs, shows and sales.
(a) Commonwealth equidae moving intrastate to Commonwealth fairs, shows and sales are subject to the health requirements of the individual fair, show or sale.
(b) Equidae which are consigned to Commonwealth fairs, shows or sales will not be approved to move in interstate traffic until the requirements of the state of destination have been met.
The provisions of this § 3.215 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895.
§ 3.221. Equine infectious anemia.
(a) Test requirements. A test for equine infectious anemia is not required for intrastate movement of equidae unless required by individual race tracks, fairs, shows or sales.
(b) Official test. The official test for equine infectious anemia recognized by the Commonwealth is the agar gel immunodiffusion blood test (Coggins Test) conducted by a laboratory approved by USDA-APHIS or the Department, on blood samples collected by an accredited veterinarian. Only Antigen licensed by the USDA-APHIS shall be used for the Coggins test.
(c) Report of test results. Tests for equine infectious anemia shall be reported to the Department. Tests conducted in an approved laboratory within this Commonwealth shall be reported on official forms furnished for this purpose. Approved laboratories outside this Commonwealth conducting tests for Commonwealth owners shall report results promptly to the Department.
(d) Report of disease. A person having knowledge of the existence of equine infectious anemia or knowledge of an animal afflicted thereby anywhere within this Commonwealth shall immediately send a report of the infections to the Department, giving the name and address of the owner or person in charge of the animal and the place where the animal is kept.
(e) Identification of reactors. Equidae which disclose a positive reaction to the Coggins test shall be identified to a representative of the Department. A positive animal 8 months of age or younger shall be quarantined and retested after 9 months of age, and, if positive at that time, shall be classified as a reactor. Equidae 9 months of age or older tested positive shall be considered reactors.
(f) Reactors retested by Department: branding. An equidae reported as a reactor will be identified and retested by the Department. The Department will identify the tested animal by the use of mane/tail and other identifying marks or tags that are in evidence at the time of the test. If the result of the retest by the Department is positive, the Department will identify the positive retested animal with a brand marked 23A signifying the animal as a reactor. It is unlawful to remove, deface, alter or otherwise change the tag or brand.
(g) Clinical evidence-epidemiological investigation. Should the reactor equidae show clinical evidence of equine infectious anemia or if an epidemiological investigation so indicates, equidae on the premises where the clinical reactor is found shall be quarantined and movement allowed only after a negative test of the remainder of the animals on the premises at the time the positive animal is disclosed. A cost of $3 per animal tested will be charged for cost of testall tests conducted at the Summerdale laboratory. Samples shall be submitted by an accredited veterinarian, who shall be responsible for the $3 fee.
(h) Quarantine. An equidae infected with equine infectious anemia shall be quarantined on its home farm, or other premises approved by the Department, for the remainder of the horses life. The Department may authorize the movement of an infected animal to approved facilities for research or for slaughter. The infected animal shall be segregated from all others in approved isolation facilities, or, at the discretion of the owner, destroyed without indemnity. Isolated quarantine facilities and animals located therein shall be treated with an approved pesticide as directed by the Department.
(i) Movement into quarantine facilities. Equidae shall be moved into quarantined isolation facilities with a special permit under conditions approved by the Department. The animals assume the same status as animals under quarantine.
(j) Movement from quarantine facilities. Foals born in quarantined facilities and found negative prior to reaching 9 months of age may be removed to a new noninfected premises. The foals shall be retested not less than 30 days following removal from the original infected premises or quarantine facility. Other equidae not infected which are located on premises where infected animals are properly quarantined in isolation are not considered to be under quarantine and may be moved from the premises intrastate.
The provisions of this § 3.221 adopted April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended January 27, 1978, effective January 28, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 246; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3688. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (144205) to (144206) and (144957).
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