Mat Thompson - Manager
Tel: 404-656-3713 Fax: 404-463-2128
Our equine health section is responsible for enforcing the Humane Care for Equines Act, the Equine Act of 1969 and excerpts of the Animal Protection Act. Enforcement of these laws is achieved through the inspection of equine sales, abuse complaints, stables and events. We also manage the Equine Infectious Anemia Control Program.
The equine industry is also monitored for Equine Infectious Anemia through the enforcement of the Equine Act of 1969. Regulations require a negative test within the last 12 months on all equine sold, traded, given away or moved for change of ownership. All equine assembled for exhibitions, rodeos, trail rides or other activities must also have a current, negative Equine Infectious Anemia test. Any equine testing positive for Equine Infectious Anemia must be quarantined at least 200 yards from all other equine, euthanized and buried, or shipped to slaughter.
The need for protecting the welfare of equine prompted the passing of the Humane Care for Equines Act in 1992, which requires that all equine are provided with adequate food and water, and are treated and cared for in a humane manner. The Act provides for inspections, impoundment, care,and disposition. Authority is granted for injunctions, restraining orders, and monetary penalties as required to achieve enforcement. Click here for more in-depth information.
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**NEXT IMPOUND AUCTION**
Next Impound Auction will be October 22nd, 2016, to be held at the Lee Arrendale Equine Center.
Notice of Equine Auction
Pursuant to Section 4-13-7 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (Humane Care for Equines Act), the Georgia Department of Agriculture will conduct a live auction on the following equine.
The auction will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Lee Arrendale Equine Center located at Mt. Zion Rd, Alto, Georgia. The said equine may be inspected at the facility beginning at 10:00 a.m.; the sale will start at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Pictures of the equine will be posted, when available, on the Department website: www.agr.georgia.gov. Contact the Equine Health office with any questions at 404-656-3713. (Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) Sealed bids will not be accepted on these equine.
DORA – 10 Yr old bay grade mare – Started under saddle
MARY - 18 Yr old sorrel grade mare – Started under saddle
APOLLO – 6 Yr old black & white grade gelding – Round pen work
APACHEE – 18 Yr old sorrel & white grade pony mare - Rides
RUFFLES – 2 Yr old bay grade mare – Started under saddle
ARETHA – 15 Yr old bay grade mare – Rides
FRITO – 5 Yr old dun grade gelding – Started under saddle
ETTA – 14 Yr old sorrel grade mare – Rides
SNYDER – 12 Yr old black grade gelding – Started under saddle
HOBO – 7 Yr old grey grade gelding – LIGHT Riding only
PARSNIPS – 17 Yr old bay grade mare – Rides
No representation is made regarding any registration or possible registration neither of said equine nor of the physical condition of said equine. Any documentation in possession of the Department of Agriculture regarding registration, physical condition or past veterinary treatment of said equine is available upon request; however, not withstanding the availability of such documentation, or lack thereof, or verbal information given to the Department, said sale is for the equine on an "as is" basis without any representation regarding registration, physical condition or acceptable use of the animal. The Department reserves the right to add or withdraw equines to or from any auction. The successful bidder must be prepared to tender the price by cashiers check, money order, cash, or with personal check (accompanied with letter of bank approval) and move the animal from the facility by 3 p.m. on October 22, 2016. Payment MUST be made at the time the animal is picked up. If a successful bidder fails to tender the price as required, the Georgia Department of Agriculture may refuse to accept any other bids made by the successful bidder at this auction or any future auction. These horses are subject to periodic inspection by the Georgia Department of Agriculture for a period of 12 months. Purchaser agrees that he/she will not transfer ownership of equine purchased at this sale to anyone who has had equines impounded by the Department, or a case under investigation for a violation of the Humane Care for Equines Act, O.C.G.A. Sec.4-13-1, et seq. If the Georgia Department of Agriculture determines that this agreement is violated, the equine may be subject to immediate impoundment.
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