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AQHA TO KEEP EQUINE VIRAL ARTERITIS VACCINATION DOCUMENTATION

New Service Helps Horse Owners, Veterinarians, and Breeders

Owners, breeders and veterinarians, all of whom have strong economic reasons to prevent and control Equine Viral Arteritis, are getting some help from the American Quarter Horse Association. The association will begin documenting horses that have been tested for and vaccinated against the disease. The voluntary program begins immediately.

The process to document EVA vaccination is simple. When a horse is vaccinated for EVA, the owner will complete the official AQHA EVA Report Form (available from AQHA) and return it to AQHA along with the horse’s certificate of registration. The name of the federally accredited lab that performed the test along with the accession number and test results must be provided as well as the manufacturer, serial number and expiration date of the vaccine and date of vaccination. Once received by AQHA, the form will become part of the horse’s permanent records. Please note that AQHA’s EVA Report Form is not a certification of vaccination. It is only a report that the owner will complete and send to AQHA. It does not serve as import and export documentation.

To obtain AQHA’s EVA Report Form, visit www.aqha.com/forms or call (806) 376-4811.

from the February 5, AAEP "Spur of the Moment" newsletter
July 15, 2009

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