Changes coming to imported-horse quarantine facilities - DVM
  • SEARCH:
News Center
DVM Featuring Information from:

ADVERTISEMENT

Changes coming to imported-horse quarantine facilities

DVM360 MAGAZINE

Washington -- Starting Aug. 3, imported horses can be quarantined in permanent, privately owned facilities.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending regulations pertaining to the importation of horses to establish standards for these facilities.

Often, regional and seasonal demand for quarantine services for horses exceeds the space available at existing facilities. By changing the quarantine housing rules, importation of horses will be facilitated while continuing to protect against the introduction of communicable diseases.

ADVERTISEMENT

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE,
Click here