USDA Proposes To Declare Morocco Free Of African Horse Sickness

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to remove Morocco from its list of countries considered to be affected with African horse sickness, a fatal viral disease. This change would relieve restrictions on the

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to remove Morocco from its list of countries considered to be affected with African horse sickness, a fatal viral disease. This change would relieve restrictions on the importation of horses into the United States from Morocco.


The proposed action is based on information submitted by agriculture officials in Morocco and on standards set by the Office International des Epizooties, the world organization for animal health.


“This change would significantly reduce the quarantine requirement for horses being imported from Morocco from a minimum of 60 days to about 3 days,” said Craig A. Reed, administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a part of USDA’s marketing and regulatory programs mission area.


African horse sickness has not been detected in Morocco for more than six years, and vaccination against the disease has been prohibited for more than three years

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