Section 9641.5. (Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 218, Sec. 2.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §9641.5.
Any horse or other Equidae brought into this state shall be accompanied by the following:
(a)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.
(b)Verification that any horse or Equidae has been tested within the preceding six months and found negative to a test for equine infectious anemia. The test shall be approved by the director 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.
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.
Any horse or other Equidae moved from California to another state for a period of not more than 14 days, are exempt from this section upon returning to California, provided, that the exemption does not apply to any horse or other Equidae that leaves the continental United States.