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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 5. ANIMAL AND POULTRY QUARANTINE AND PEST CONTROL [9101 - 11305]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 1. DISEASED ANIMALS AND POULTRY [9101 - 9702]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 3. Animal Quarantine [9501 - 9702]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 6. Importation [9641.5 - 9641.7]
  ( Article 6 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

9641.5.
  

(a) Any horse or other Equidae brought into this state shall be accompanied by the following:

(1) A certificate of health from the state of origin issued by an accredited veterinarian. The certificate shall state that the horse or other Equidae is free from evidence of any communicable disease.

(2) Verification that any horse or Equidae has been tested within the preceding 12 months and found negative to a test for equine infectious anemia. The test shall be approved by the secretary and conducted by a laboratory approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, and the necessary sample shall be taken, and the verification signed by, an accredited veterinarian.

(b) A nursing foal of less than six months of age when accompanied by a negative dam and any horse or other Equidae consigned for immediate slaughter shall be exempt from the testing requirements of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 281, Sec. 1. (AB 1597) Effective January 1, 2015.)

9641.6.
  

(a) The director may issue a permit, valid on January 1 and renewable on or before January 1 of each year thereafter, that exempts any working horse from the requirements of Section 9641.5 under all of the following conditions:

(1) The applicant owns or operates a business or businesses located in both this state and in another state in which horses are used in the operation of the business or businesses.

(2) The horse is moved across the state border from one business location to the other.

(b) The director may require the applicant to furnish any information that the director determines to be necessary as part of the application process.

(c) “Working horse” means a horse used for livestock husbandry or for other ranch-related activities.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 913, Sec. 1.)

9641.7.
  

Any positive test for equine infectious anemia performed in a California laboratory shall be reported by telephone within 24 hours to the department by the laboratory making the test.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1030.)

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