In the UK, EVA is notifiable by law under the Equine Viral Arteritis Order 1995. Under the Order, anyone who owns, manages, inspects or examines a horse must notify the local Field Office of the Animal & Plant Health Agency when:
The RVL's are based at the local Field Offices in England, Scotland and Wales and can be found on Defra's APHA website.
Under the Order, Defra may:
Upon confirmation of disease, Ministers will publish this fact and the name and location of the stallion concerned, followed by similar publicity when the disease has been eradicated.
When statutory powers under the Order are invoked, Defra will nominate laboratories to undertake the testing of all the samples required for the subsequent investigation.
It is advisable for owners, or persons authorised to act on their behalf, to inform the national breeders' association if EVA is isolated.