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USDA Proposed Rule on Equine Infectious Anemia - Dr. Troy Bigelow, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

USDA Proposed Rule on Equine Infectious Anemia - Dr. Troy Bigelow, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

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Dr. Troy Bigelow - USDA Proposed Rule on Equine Infectious Anemia Dr. Troy Bigelow - USDA Proposed Rule on Equine Infectious Anemia Presentation Transcript

  • Safeguarding Animal Health 2012 NIAA Meeting Equine Committee Troy Bigelow, DVM Staff Officer U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services March, 2012 1 Equine Infectious Anemia
  • Safeguarding Animal Health Equine Infectious Anemia Proposed Regulatory Modifications • History • Proposed Concepts and Reasons for Change • Outreach Activities 2
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Process • History- EIA; has traditionally been a concern for states and stakeholders Previous USAHA Resolutions 2006 Resolution 8 - EIA UMR to be placed in CFR 2004 Resolution 16 – Update the CFR to create a National State-Federal EIA control program. – Risk Based – Standardize and simplify EIA testing movement requirements 3
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Rule Making Process • USDA has started the rule making process • USDA proposed rule progress continues and we are determining publication plans 4
  • Safeguarding Animal Health The Proposed EIA Rule: Changes ahead • The EIA Rule being drafted: Is comprehensive Creates flexibility Standardizes movement requirements Develops a national standard for control of EIA Standardizes testing 5
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes • Comprehensive Interstate transit Exposed equine Reactor equine Laboratory requirements Uniform standards document Accreditation requirements 6
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes • Creating Flexibility Administrator Determination Uniform Standards Document Allows for local/State control and decision making processes 7
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes • Creates options for EIA exposed animal State/Federal Epidemiologists have more control on EIA cases Guidance provided in Uniform Standards Document • Creates more options for reactor equine 8
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes • Standardizes Standardizes procedures for collection and submission of samples Standardizes requirements for horses in interstate transit 9
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes • Laboratory and testing Provides flexibility for the future in EIA testing abilities Provides standardization of laboratory requirements and result reporting 10
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes • Uniform Standards Document A living document Provides information on current rules and regulations Lists Administrator requirements Provides guidelines for Animal Health Officials. 11
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes • Transparency and Stakeholder input Uniform Standards Document Notification of Changes provided through Federal Register Stakeholders will have opportunity to comment through the Federal Register 12
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Proposed Regulatory Changes • Sample collections Defines testing and movement requirements for EIA movement to be done by an accredited veterinarian, military veterinarian, State animal health official or Federal animal health official. 13
  • Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Proposed Changes -Outreach • Outreach activities  USAHA 2011- Buffalo  AAEP 2011Annual meeting- San Antonio  National Equine Conference Call (State-Federal- Academia)-November 2011  AHC and AAEP conference call- December 2011 • To provide the opportunity for all stakeholders to comment on the proposed rule, the USDA is determining how to proceed with the publication process. 14
  • Safeguarding Animal Health Questions? 15