The horses must not be in contact with diseased animals for the 30 days prior to shipment and be kept isolated for that period.
All horses originating from or shipped from ports in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia north of the 20th. parallel or the tick quarantine area of New South Wales -
(i) To be dipped or sprayed at least 3 times at intervals of
5-10 days with an organo-phosphate, carbamate or
insecticide approved by the Chief Veterinary Officer in
the state of origin.
(ii) The last treatment to be within 48 hours of shipment and
after inspection by a government veterinary officer
(iii) Horses originating from outside these areas and
considered free from cattle tick -
To be sprayed or dipped with an insecticide, approved
by the Chief Veterinary Officer for the treatment of
lice, within 48 hours of shipment.
Testing for Equine viral arteritis
(a) The horses (all horses regardless of sex) have been subjected to 2 serum neutralisation tests (SNT), at a minimum of 21 days apart, during the 30 day isolation period and have shown a negative reaction at serum dilutions up to and including 1:4
(b) Additionally for stallions, stallions have also been subjected to virus isolation from semen collected during the 30 day isolation period and have shown no evidence of infection.