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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

2VAC5-70-50. Disposition of reactor animals.

A. Reactor horses may be humanely destroyed. The destruction of such horses shall be the owner's responsibility and at his or her expense, but will be done under the supervision of a representative of the State Veterinarian.

B. Reactor horses may be further identified as required by the State Veterinarian and sold:

1. Under permit to an approved slaughter establishment,

2. To a market for sale to an approved slaughter establishment, or

3. For rendering or research purposes.

C. At the owner's option, reactor horses may be retained under quarantine and held in isolation from all other horses on the premises. Provisions may be made under terms specified by the State Veterinarian for the use of such reactor animals by the owner or his agent in such a manner that there is no risk of spreading equine infectious anemia. The terms and conditions shall be made part of the quarantine document. The restrictions placed on the movement and maintenance of reactor animals shall be permanent or until such animals die, are destroyed, or are cleansed of the carrier state.

D. When reactor animals are quarantined as provided herein, all other horses on the premises may be required to be tested every six months if deemed necessary by the State Veterinarian. All testing shall be at the owner's expense unless otherwise authorized by the State Veterinarian.

E. Whenever it has been determined that the provisions of the quarantine and isolation are not being maintained, the State Veterinarian may require that all horses on the premises be placed under quarantine. This quarantine shall remain in effect until the State Veterinarian has determined that the threat to the health of other horses no longer exists.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-05 § 5, eff. November 27, 1985.

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