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WAC 16-71-030

EIA quarantine.

(1)(a) EIA positive equine will be quarantined to the location of origin or other location approved by the director, as provided for in RCW 16.36.010.
(b) The quarantine will be released only upon the positive equine's death or if the animal is legally moved from the quarantine location by permit on a VS form 1-27.
(c) All equine exposed to EIA positive equine will be quarantined. The quarantine will be removed on these exposed equine and movement allowed only after a negative, official EIA test at least ninety days after the positive equine have been removed from the quarantine premises.
(2) Positive equine must be:
(a) Placed in permanent quarantine in a restricted holding facility for the life of the equine under a herd plan developed to control the spread of the diseases, as provided for in RCW 16.36.005; or
(b) Donated to a diagnostic or research facility; or
(c) Legally removed from the state on a VS form 1-27; or
(d) Euthanized. A state or federal animal health official or a licensed and accredited veterinarian will conduct euthanasia.
(3) For lifelong quarantine, a state or federal animal health official must approve the isolation facility. The isolation facility must be located at least two hundred yards from any other equine, and must keep the positive equine separate from all other equine. The facility must be screened to prevent transmission of EIA by insect vectors.
(4) In consultation with an entomologist, an insect control program must be developed, approved by the director, and must be followed routinely.
(5) If the positive equine is donated to a research facility or removed from the state, it can only move by permit on a VS form 1-27. For removal from the state, the receiving state must agree in advance to accept the positive equine.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-13-056, § 16-71-030, filed 6/10/10, effective 7/11/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040. WSR 00-14-059, § 16-71-030, filed 7/3/00, effective 8/3/00; Order 1330, § 16-71-030, filed 12/21/73.]
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