Import health requirements.
(1)(a) In addition to the other requirements of this chapter, all domestic equine and equine reproductive products entering Washington state must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection.
(b) Equine vaccinated against equine viral arteritis (EVA) must be accompanied by a vaccination certificate.
(c) Reproductive products from donors that test positive for EVA must be accompanied by an application and entry permit.
(d) Domestic equine from the western states of Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico may enter Washington state for shows, rides, or other events either with a certificate of veterinary inspection or with a document similar to the Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and Movement Permit. Individual trips cannot exceed ninety days.
(e) An itinerary of interstate travel must be filed with the department within fourteen days of the expiration of the movement permit.
(2) All certificates and forms may be obtained from and sent to:
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Animal Services Division
1111 Washington Street S.E.
P.O. Box 42577
Olympia, Washington 98504-2577
Exemptions to import health requirements.
(3) Horses traveling into Washington state with their Oregon or Idaho owners in private conveyance for round-trip visits of not more than four days duration for purposes other than breeding are exempt from the certificate of veterinary inspection.
Import test requirements.
Equine infectious anemia (EIA).
(4) All domestic equine, except foals under six months of age accompanying their negative tested dams, must have a negative test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) within twelve months before entering Washington state.
Exemptions to EIA test requirements.
(5) Domestic equine moving to Washington from Oregon are excluded from EIA test requirements.
Equine viral arteritis (EVA).
(6) Intact males over six months of age must test antibody negative for EVA within thirty days before entry into Washington state or have proof of vaccination.
(7) Vaccinated equine that test antibody positive for EVA must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection that provides proof of:
(a) A prevaccination negative antibody blood test;
(b) Vaccination within ten days of the prevaccination blood test; and
(c) Approved method of animal identification. Approved methods of identification are:
(i) Photograph or clearly drawn picture of the animal (both sides and front);
(ii) Brand (hot iron or freeze brand);
(iii) Microchip; and/or
(iv) Lip tattoo.
(8) Intact males over six months of age and equine reproductive products from donors that test positive for EVA may enter Washington state only if accompanied by an entry permit and a statement on the certificate of veterinary inspection verifying that the consignee:
(a) Has been advised of the positive antibody test results and the associated risks of EVA infection;
(b) Agrees to follow the recommendations of the Office International des Epizooties of the World Organization of Animal Health regarding EVA and USDA recommendations found in the Equine Viral Arteritis Uniform Methods and Rules, effective April 19, 2004; and
(c) Consents to the shipment.
(9) Intact males that test antibody positive for EVA are required to have an entry permit and may be subject to quarantine.
(10) Equine semen and embryos require an entry permit and must originate from donors that have proof of vaccination or a negative antibody test for EVA during the current breeding season.
(11) Equine semen and embryos from antibody positive donors must be used or implanted only in vaccinated or seropositive mares. These mares must be isolated for twenty-one days following insemination or implantation.
(12) Additional testing for EVA may be required during emergency disease conditions declared by the director.
(13) Any equine that has ever tested positive for piroplasmosis may not enter Washington state.
(14) Any equine that has originated from a country or state where piroplasmosis is endemic must be negative to a C-ELISA test within thirty days before entry into Washington state, and must be quarantined upon arrival and retested within sixty to ninety days. Horses that test positive on the post-arrival C-ELISA test are not permitted to remain in the state and must be removed.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36
RCW. WSR 10-13-153, § 16-54-071, filed 6/23/10, effective 7/24/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040
and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 08-14-057, § 16-54-071, filed 6/25/08, effective 7/26/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36
RCW. WSR 07-14-056, § 16-54-071, filed 6/28/07, effective 7/29/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040
. WSR 99-09-023, § 16-54-071, filed 4/15/99, effective 5/16/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 16.36
RCW. WSR 94-23-121, § 16-54-071, filed 11/22/94, effective 12/23/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040
and 16.36.096. WSR 92-21-039, § 16-54-071, filed 10/15/92, effective 11/15/92. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36
RCW. WSR 82-24-040 (Order 1778), § 16-54-071, filed 11/24/82. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36
RCW. WSR 81-10-047 (Order 1730), § 16-54-071, filed 5/1/81; Order 1540, § 16-54-071, filed 10/17/77; Order 1430, § 16-54-071, filed 2/9/76. Formerly WAC 16-54-070.]