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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 70. Health Requirements Governing the Control of Equine Infectious Anemia in Virginia
5/18/2022

2VAC5-70-40. Reactors to the official test.

A. Horses which have reacted positive to the official test shall be quarantined to the premises where tested by a State-Federal Regional Veterinarian.

B. When a reactor is disclosed on a premises, and such testing does not constitute a complete herd test, then all horses on such premises shall be tested, including the test-positive animal. The required testing will be for the purpose of detecting additional infection and to confirm the identity of the reactors. Such testing will be performed under the supervision of a representative of the State Veterinarian. Additional testing may be required by the State Veterinarian to clarify the equine infectious anemia status of horses on the premises.

C. Reactor animals shall be permanently identified by a freeze brand, using the official Commonwealth of Virginia code identification (52A) placed under the mane. The branding of such reactors will be performed by or under the supervision of a representative of the State Veterinarian.

D. Negative horses on the premises where a reactor animal is disclosed may not be removed from such premises without the approval of the State Veterinarian.

E. Virginia horses under eight months of age which have reacted to the official test shall be placed under written quarantine and retested when they become eight months of age. If such animals are reactors when they are eight months of age, they shall be subject to the same regulation as the adult infected animal.

F. When a reactor is disclosed, a thorough investigation shall be made to determine the source of the disease and to determine whether spread has occurred. Depending upon these findings, additional testing may be required by the State Veterinarian.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-6001 through 3.2-6004 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-05 § 4, eff. November 27, 1985.

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