Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0606 - Procedure for Official Test and Quarantine

When, as a result of official tests, it is determined that any equidae is infected with equine infectious anemia, or that any equidae is a carrier of such disease, the following procedures shall immediately be carried out:

(1) The equidae determined to be infected, or suspected to be infected, shall be:
(a) Completely segregated from all other equidae in a secure stall or enclosure at a sufficient distance so as to prevent infection of other equidae by biting insects and shall be deemed to be quarantined and subject to the provisions of ORS 596.331; or in the alternative;
(b) Put to death by humane methods and the carcass disposed of as the Department directs, or
(c) Delivered for slaughter, within 8 days, to an approved slaughtering establishment.
(2) At the time and in the event the provisions of section (1) of this rule are utilized such equidae shall be branded on either the left side of the neck or the left shoulder with the number "92" followed by the letter "A" in figures not less than two inches in height.
(3) All other equidae exposed to any equidae which has been determined to be infected or suspected to be infected, shall be subjected to an official test.
(4) If at the time a quarantine under this section is affected the equidae is located on premises other than those of the owner, the Department may authorize removal of such equidae to the owner's premises for further quarantine in accordance with the provisions of subsection (1)(a) of this rule.
(5) Any offspring produced by a mare after determination that she is positive to an official test for EIA will be considered as positive and subject to the provisions of sections (1) and (2) of this rule.
(6) No genetic material originating from an equidae of either sex determined by official test to be positive may be used for reproductive purposes.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0606
AD 6-1985, f. & ef. 7-17-85; AD 10-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190 & ORS 596.341

Stats. Implemented: ORS 596.020 & ORS 596.392

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