State Animal Health Officials (SAHOs), under the direction of the State Veterinarian, protect the health of the equine industry. The SAHOs monitor equine diseases and equine movement within the states to mitigate threats and to effectively respond to the disease incursions. Each state develops and maintains a state reportable disease list, which includes endemic equine diseases of concern to the state’s equine industry and foreign equine diseases of national concern. Detection of a regulated reportable equine disease results in SAHO assessment of disease risks and determination of appropriate disease control measures to be implemented such as quarantine, movement controls or biosecurity measures. However, a reportable disease does not necessarily mean actionable, as the SAHO investigation of the disease may deem control measures unnecessary.
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