Texas Equine Infectious Anemia
New Regulations Effective: September 1, 1999 requires
all equines to have a negative test for EIA
within 12 months prior to
change of ownership by
private sale or public sale barn.
Regulations Effective: July 1, 1997
As of July 1, 1997, all Texas equines (including horses, donkeys, mules, asses and zebras)
are required by the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) to have a negative test
for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) within 12 months
prior to the following activities:
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP:
includes private or *public sale, trade sale to slaughter or any other negotiations. (*Public sale/auction barns are exempt. Buyers will receive a
brochure stating the equine is untested and recommending immediate testing.)
This regulation exemption has been made null and void by the September 1, 1999 resolution shown above.
SHOWS, FAIRS & EXHIBITIONS:
Equine in ANY trail rides, shows, fairs, competitions or other events where equine are gathered
must have had a negative EIA test
within the past 12 months.The EIA test document, the VS 10-11 form,is proof of testing (Coggins Test).
Out-Of-State horses entering Texas to a ranch, race or interstate show must:
• have a negative EIA test within the past 12 months
• have a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within past 45 days, with the EIA test results recorded on the certificate.
• Slaughter horses need only TAHC entry permit issued within past 15 days.
Texas horses entering INTERstate shows in the state, where horses from out-of-state are allowed and ANY horse stay on the grounds longer than 48 hours are required a negative EIA test witnin the past 12 months.
• Event officials may add additional requirements. Call before you haul!
QUARANTINE RELEASE IF INFECTION IS CONFIRMED:
• All EIA-infected equine must be euthanized or removed from the premise.
• EIA-infected equine must move under TAHC permit; movement is limited to a slaughter plant, research facility,
or to a livestock facility for sale or slaughter, provided the animal is isolated to prevent disease spread.
• Remaining equine are to have a negative EIA test at least 60 days after last reactor is euthanized or removed.
• If an EIA-infected equine is kept, the infected animal -- and all other equine on the premise
-- will remain under a permanent quarantine and must be isolated at least 200 yards from equine on adjacent premises.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Contact your veterinarian or the Texas Animal Health Commission, Box 12966, Austin, TX 78711-2966, or call: 512-719-0700 or see the
Last update: 1 January, 2016.
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