• 12/11/2008

    Healthcare conditions applicable to equines competing at SICAB 2008

    1.  General Aspects:

    1.  All horses shall come from stud farms or areas free of equine disease as established by Appendix I of Royal Decree 617/2007 dated the 16th of May, that provides the list of diseases that must be declared and regulates their notification.

    2.  The venue shall have closed buildings, with adequate facilities, or fenced off land areas, with the necessary conditions, with enough space to house the number of horses that will be competing.  

    3.  There will be an area to house sick animals; this area will be located to avoid contact with healthy horses.  

    4.  The transportation of equines shall be carried out according to Ruling 1/2005 relative to the protection of animals during transportation and related operations.

    5.  All buildings used for livestock shall be disinfected; likewise, all vehicles used  to transport animals shall be disinfected upon entry and exit.  

    2.  Specific Aspects:

    1.  Participating equines shall show no signs or symptoms of disease and shall have come from the farm, which, in the past thirty (30) days, has had no indications of infectious or contagious diseases.  

    2.  Participating equines shall have been treated for internal and external parasites, within one (1) month prior to traveling to the venue.

    3.  Participating equines shall have been sprayed against insects, at most, five (5) days prior to transportation.  

    4.  All transport vehicles must have been cleaned, disinfected and sprayed against insects prior to loading.

    5. Travel shall be authorized once the Origin and Livestock Healthcare Guide* or TRACES* (for equines coming from abroad) has been acquired.  

    6.  Equines must be identified by European Health Insurance Card* or a similar document should the horses come from another region in Spain, as well as being identified with microchips in keeping with the current legislation.
    7.  Equines traveling within Andalusia, without any changes in ownership, and returning to the same original farm, within a time span of no more than one (1) week, may use the initial communication about the transfer by sending a fax to the reference in article 7.2 of the Decree 55/1998 dated the 10th of March.  

    * Known in Spanish as Guia de Origen y Sanidad Pecuaria
    *Trade Control and Expert System
    * Known in Spanish as TSE or Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea

    3. Documents that must accompany the Journey:

    1.  The Origin and Livestock Healthcare Guide in the case of journeys that originate with a region of Spain other than Andalusia.

    2.  In the case of journeys that originate in Andalusia, the Origin and Livestock Healthcare Guide or receipt of the fax informing of the travel plans prior to the journey, as established in article 7.2 of Decree 55/1998 (this is applicable only to those horses that are traveling with no changes in the ownership and returning to the original farm, within no more than one (1) week.)

    3.  In the case of equines traveling from other countries, you must travel with the TRACES document, issued by the official veterinarian services in the country of origin.  

    4.  Documents that guarantee that the transport vehicle has been cleaned, disinfected and spayed against insects.  

    5.  Certificate issued by the farm veterinarian indicating that all equines have been sprayed against insects in keeping with point 2.3 of these health conditions and wormed as stated in point 2.2, as well as no clinical signs or symptoms of disease as stated in point 2.1.

    6.  Valid Equine Health Insurance Card or other official document that describes the equine in those cases in which the said horse is from any region outside Andalusia.  

    4.  Final Considerations:

    1.  The Organizers shall inform all participants of this current Healthcare Conditions, thus being responsible for them, and providing the necessary means of control.  

    2.  The Organizers shall inform the Provincial Office of Agriculture and Fisheries in Sevilla, at least ten (10) days prior to the event, of the staffing and material resources and protocols that the organization has to undertake the disinfection and spraying against insects, and the control of documents described herein.  

    3. The Organizers shall appoint a veterinarian who shall be responsible for these current conditions, will inform by fax to +34-955-033-472, at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance, of the veterinarian, contact telephone number, and date of reception of equines.

    4.  Should exceptional epizootiologic events arise, the Provincial Office of Agriculture and Fisheries may change these current conditions.

  • Source — ANCCE — 12/11/2008