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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. More presentations at: http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2012-decreasing-resources-increasing-regulation-advance-animal-agriculture

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  • 1. 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

2. Safeguarding Animal Health Equine Infectious Anemia Proposed Regulatory Modifications History Proposed Concepts and Reasons for Change Outreach Activities 2 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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 6. Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes Comprehensive Interstate transit Exposed equine Reactor equine Laboratory requirements Uniform standards document Accreditation requirements 6 7. Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes Creating Flexibility Administrator Determination Uniform Standards Document Allows for local/State control and decision making processes 7 8. 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 9. Safeguarding Animal Health EIA Regulatory Proposed Changes Standardizes Standardizes procedures for collection and submission of samples Standardizes requirements for horses in interstate transit 9 10. 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 11. 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 12. 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 13. 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 14. 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 15. Safeguarding Animal Health Questions? 15