302 KAR 20:185. Equine infectious anemia positive horses.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 257.020, 257.030, 257.040

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 257.030

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: To specify requirements for handling equine infectious anemia test positive horses.

 

      Section 1. All horses (equidae) reported positive to an Agar Gel Immunodiffusion (AGID) test or other USDA approved test for equine infectious anemia shall be officially, permanently identified using the numbers and letter 61A with a brand on the left neck region.

 

      Section 2. All classified positive EIA horses equidae not slaughtered or euthanized shall be isolated and quarantined. Isolation shall include stabling in a stall that is screened to preclude entry and exit of mosquitoes, stable flies and horse flies during seasons of the year when such insects are prevalent. Positive EIA classified animals will also be kept at least 200 yards from all other horses.

 

      Section 3. The movement of any quarantined positive EIA horses (equidae) shall be done only on permission by the state veterinarian or by an agent of the Board of Agriculture.

 

      Section 4. All horses (equidae) on the premises where the EIA positive horse was identified and all horses classified as exposed to the EIA positive horse shall be quarantined pending a negative test for EIA. (21 Ky.R. 1996; eff. 4-6-95.)