Equine Infectious Anemia

Section 436:93

    436:93 Definitions. –
In this subdivision:
I. "Accredited veterinarian" means a veterinarian who is licensed pursuant to RSA 332-B and, in addition, is accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture and the department of agriculture, markets, and food of this state.
II. "Asymptomatic positive reactor" means any equine which reacts positively to an official test but which is apparently healthy, showing no symptoms of equine infectious anemia.
II-a. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of agriculture, markets, and food.
III. "Equine" means any member of the equine family which includes horses, mules, asses and zebra.
IV. "Equine infectious anemia", also known as swamp fever, means a disease of equines caused by a virus which is infectious and may be spread from horse to horse by blood-sucking insects, unsterile surgical instruments and community use of equipment that may produce cuts or abrasions. Both sexes may be affected at any age. Infected animals remain carriers for life, constituting a potential source of disease spread. The disease may be acute, chronic, or inapparent.
V. "Official test" means the agar gel immune diffusion blood test conducted in a laboratory approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the state veterinarian.
VI. "Reactor" means an equine over one year of age whose blood serum reacts positively to an approved serological test for equine infectious anemia performed by an approved laboratory.
VII. "State veterinarian" means the veterinarian appointed pursuant to this subdivision.

Source. 1985, 72:1. 1989, 12:1. 1995, 130:4, 7, eff. July 23, 1995.