State Health Certificate (CVI) Req. Negative Coggins Test (EIA) Req. - 6 mo. and older - Entry Permit Req. Enquine Interstate Passport Accepted Additional Information Regarding Equine Transportation Within Each State State Veterinarian
Alabama Health Yes(CVI) Within 12 months prior Depends   CVI requirements: Must state free of contagious/infectious/communicable diseases.
EIA requirement: EIA positive equine will not be permitted within state, except upon written permission of State Veterinarian.
Dr. Anthony G Frazier, State Veterinarian
Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries
1445 Federal Dr, Room 110
P.O. Box 3336
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
334-240-7255 ex. 1 (Office)
334-223-7352 (Fax)
E-Mail: tony.frazier@agi.alabama.gov
Website: www.agi.alabama.gov
Alaska Yes Within 180 days prior Yes   CVI requirements: Must state free from symptoms of any infectious/contagious diseases.
: Must state that equine has not been on premises where Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) has been isolated during the past 60 days or from a premise currently under
quarantine/investigation for CEM.
: If female, must state that equine has not been bred naturally to/inseminated with semen from a stallion positive for CEM, or a stallion resident upon a positive premises or under quarantine/investigation for CEM.
Vesicular Stomatitis requirements: Equine have not originated from a premise or area under quarantine or diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis in the last 30 days.
Piroplasmosis Test Requirements: Equine have not originated from a premise or area under quarantine or diagnosed with Equine Piroplasmosis in the last 45 days.
Dr. Robert Gerlach, VMD, State Veterinarian
5251 Hinkle Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
907-375-8214 (Office)
907-929-7335 (Fax)
E-Mail: bob.gerlach@alaska.gov
Website: www.dec.state.ak.us
Arizona Yes Within 12 months prior No   EIA requirements: CVI must state lab name, test date, accession number, results.
CVI requirements: Must be with in 30 days prior.
: A detailed description of the equine must be recorded on CVI.
: Photocopies of health certificates must have original veterinarian signature.
Dr. John W Hunt, State Veterinarian
1168 W. Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-4293 (Office)
602-542-4290 (Fax)
E-Mail: jhunt@azda.gov
Website: www.azda.gov
Arkansas Yes Withn 12 months prior Depends   CVI requirements: Must contain identification and temp. of horse.
: Must incluse the name and address of the caretaker of the equine if different from owner's residence.
EIA requirement: CVI must state testing lab, accession number.
: Foal under 6 mo., where dam unknown or EIA positive, must have neg. EIA Certificate
: Foal under 6 mo., with dam may enter if dam is EIA neg.
Vesicular Stomatitis requirements: Equine from any state with confirmed positive case must obtain an entry permit.
: Entry permit number must be listed on CVI with following statement, "The equine on this CVI have not originated from a premise or an area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or premise on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last 30 days. I have examined the equine and found no Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last 30 days. I have examined the equine and found no Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last 30 days. I have examined the equine and found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis.
Equine Piroplasmosis:
No horse shall be allowed entry onto a racetrack without verification that the required testing has been completed, and equine has tested negative for EP.
Dr. George Pat Badley, State Veterinarian
#1 Natural Resources Dr.
PO Box 8505
Little Rock, AR 72215
501-907-2400 (Office)
501-907-2425 (Fax)
E-Mail: pbadley@alpc.ar.gov
Website: www.arlpc.org
California Yes Withn 6 months prior No   CVI must state: Equine is free of communicable diseases.
EIA Requirements: CVI must report a negative EIV within the previous 6 months. : Tests must be completed, "Pending" tests are not permitted.
EIA exempt:
Nursing foal with EIA neg. dam.
: Seasonal ranch "working horses" w/permit from CA Health Branch.
: Equine moved out of California for less than 14 days.
Vesicular Stomatitis requirements: Equine originating from any state where Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed must contain the following statement on the CVI, "The equine represented on this health certificate of veterinary inspection have not originated from a premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which VS has been diagnosed in the past 30 days. I have examined the animals and have found no sign of VS."
Dr. Richard E. Breitmeyer, State Veterinarian
California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-654-0881 (Office)
916-653-2215 (Fax)
E-Mail: rbrietmeyer@cdfa.ca.gov
Website: www.cdfa.ca.gov
Colorado Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
EIA requirement: CVI must state testing lab, test date, accession number, results.
: CVI must report negative EIA test within 12 months prior.
: All blood samples must be collected by a state, federal or accredited veterinarian.
: foal under 6 mo. without dam must have neg. EIA.
EIA exempt: nursing foal with EIA neg. dam.
Equine Piroplasmosis: No horse shall be allowed entry onto a racetrack without verification that the required testing has been completed, and equine has tested negative for EP.
Dr. Keith Roehr, State Veterinarian
700 Kipling ST., Suite 4000
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-239-4161 (Office)
303-239-4164 (Fax)
E-Mail: keith.roehr@ag.state.co.us
Website: www.ag.state.co.us
Connecticut Yes Within 12 months prior Depends Within 30 days Prior CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
EIA requirement: Equine without EIA test or positive EIA must obtain special permit from State Veterinarian.
Dr. Mary J. Lis, State Veterinarian
Connecticut Department of Agriculture
165 Capitol Ave, Room G-8A
Hartford, CT 06106
860-713-2505 (Office)
860-713-2515 (Fax)
E-Mail: mary.lis@ct.gov
Website: www.ct.gov/doag
Delaware Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must state free of contagious/infectious/communicable diseases, and Temp. within 10 days prior.
: Equine with temp. of 102 or higher may not enter state.
Dr. Heather L Hirst, DVM, State Veterinarian
Delaware Department of Agriculture
2320 S. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-698-4500(Office)
302-697-4451 (Fax)
E-Mail: heather.hirst@state.de.us
Website: http://dda.delaware.gov
Florida Yes Within 12 months prior No Yes CVI exempt: Equine consigned directly to a veterinary medical treatment facility for emergency care.
: Equine accompanied by an Equine Event Extension, Interstate Passport Card, or equivalent from the State of origin signed by State Veterinarian or Chief Animal Health Official w/in 30 days prior.
Prior permission must be obtained for: Equine consigned directly to medical facility for treatment.
: Equine from a state with known Equine Piroplasmosis is endemic.
: Equine imported from a state where Contagious Equine Metritis is endemic.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
: Equine accompanied by an Equine Event Extension, interstate Passport, or State of Origin equivalent that states the testing lab, test date, accession number, results.
Piroplasmosis Test Requirements: All Equine imported from states where Piroplasmosis is endemic Must have neg. tests for Babesia Caballi and Babesia Equi within 30 days prior.
: Equine from Piroplasmosis states will be quarantined upon arrival at destination until such tests are conducted.
Brucellosis: Equine that test positive for Brucellosis and/or show evidence of "poll evil" or "fistulous withers" whether draining or not, will not be allowed to enter state.
Equine Piroplasmosis: No horse shall be allowed entry onto a racetrack without verification that the required testing has been completed, and equine has tested negative for EP.
Dr. Thomas J. Holt, State Veterinarian and Director
Division of Animal Industry
Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
407 S. Calhoun St.
May Building, Room 335
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
850-410-0900 (Office)
850-410-0959 (Permits)
850-410-0915 (Fax)
E-Mail: holtt@doacs.state.fl.us
Website: doacs.state.fl.us/ai
Georgia Yes Within 12 months prior Depends   EIA requirements: CVI must state name and address of testing lab, test date, lab accession number, results, general description.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Piroplasmosis: Equine that originate in a region where Piroplasmosis is known to exist, or where tropical ticks winter over, must test neg. and test results reported on CVI.
: These equine must enter on a special permit.
Equine from quarantined herds or areas may only enter state with permit obtained from State Veterinarian.
CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Temperature of Equine must be recorded on CVI (tep exceeding 102 degrees, shall not be admitted into the state of Georgia)
Brucellosis: Equine that test positive for Brucellosis and/or show evidence of "poll evil" or "fistulous withers" shall not be allowed to enter state.
Dr. C. Carter Black, State Veterinarian
Animal Industry Division
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334-4201
404-656-3671 (Office)
404-657-1357 (Fax)
E-Mail: cblack@agr.state.ga.us
Idaho Yes Within 6 months prior No  

Stallions require statement on CVI stating:

  1. Vaccinated for EVA (test and vaccination certificate attached to CVI).
  2. Seropositive carrier of EVA (test date must be recorded on CVI).
  3. Seropositive Non-shedder of EVA (copy of neg. semen EVA isolation test must be attached to CVI).
  4. Unknown EVA Status.
Bill Barton, DVM, Administrator
Division of Animal Industry
Idaho Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 7249
Boise, ID 83707-9985
208-332-8540 (office)
208-334-4062 (Fax)
E-Mail: bill.barton@agri.idaho.gov
Website: www.agri.idaho.gov
Illinois Yes Within 12 months prior Yes   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Must show results of required tests and/or vaccinations .
: Must show name and address of owner or exhibitor.
: Must show only one identification per line of the CVI and official identification of each equine.
: CVI shall be void 30 days after issuance for out-of-state equine and 90 days for in-state equine.
: If equine are from tuberculosis accredited, brucellosis certified, pseudorabies qualified, or brucellosis validated heard, the identifying herd number(s) along with the date of the last herd test(s) shall appear on the CVI.
Vesicular Stomatitis: Any equines from a state with known case of Vesicular Stomatitis must include the following on CVI, "Vesicular Stomatitis has not been diagnosed on the premises of origin within the past thirty days. I have examined the premises of origin and have found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis."
Mark J Ernst, DVM, State Veterinarian/Bureau Chief
Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare
Illinois Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 19281, State Fairgrounds
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
217-782-4944 (Office)
217-558-6033 (Fax)
E-Mail: mark.ernst@illinois.gov
Website: www.agr.state.il.us
Indiana Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: must be within 30 days prior.
: Contain individual animal identification.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Dr. Bret D Marsh, State Veterinarian
Indiana State Board of Animal Health
805 Beachway Drive, Suite 50
Indianapolis, IN 46224-7785
317-227-0300 (Office)
317-227-0368 (Fax)
E-Mail: bmarsh@boah.in.gov
Website: www.boah.in.gov
Iowa Yes Within 12 months prior No   EIA requirements: CVI must state testing lab, date of test, lab accession number.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Equine Piroplasmosis: no horse shall be allowed entry onto a racetrack without verification that the required testing has been completed, and equine has tested negative for EP.
David D Schmitt, DVM, State Veterinarian
Bureau of Animal Industry
State of Iowa Department of Agriculture
502 E 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-5305 (Office)
515-281-4282 (Fax)
E-Mail: david.schmitt@iowaagriculture.gov
Website: www.agriculture.state.ia.us/
Kansas

Yes

Within 12 months prior No   EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Dr. William L. Brown, Livestock Commissioner
Kansas Animal Health Department
708 SW Jackson
Topeka, KS 66603-3714
785-296-2326 (Office)
785-296-1795 (Fax)
E-Mail: wbrown@kahd.ks.gov
Website: www.accesskansas.org/kahd
Kentucky Yes Within 12 months prior Yes   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Must contain list of Vaccinations, Dates of Vaccinations, serial number of vaccinations, expiration date of the biologic/agent used.
Entry permit requirements: Must contain number of equine, description and identification of equine, farm/place of origin, farm/place of destination, arrival date, name of the consignor and consignee, special restriction relating to the movement of equine.
Piroplasmosis requirements: Equines originating from Texas, or have been in Texas during the 30 day period preceding their entry into Kentucky are required to be tested and found negative for Equine Piroplasmosis.
: Test certificate shall accompany equine and must state test lab, test date, lab accession number, results.
: Neg. test results good for 12 months.
: Equine from Texas must have entry permit containing identification for equine; name, address, contact number of the consignor, consignee, and veterinarian; physical address and county name of Texas origin and physical Kentucky destination; date sample collected, result, date reported, lab accession number; and Texas CVI.
and physical Kentucky destination; date sample collected, result, date reported, lab accession number; and Texas CVI.
Equine Piroplasmosis: no horse shall be allowed entry onto a racetrack without verification that the required testing has been completed, and equine has tested negative for EP.
Dr. Robert C Stout, State Veterinarian
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 252
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-3956 (Office)
502-564-7852 (Fax)
E-Mail: robert.stout@ky.gov
Website: www.kyagr.com
Louisiana Yes Within 12 months prior No   EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, testing date, lab accession number, results.
Equine Piroplasmosis: no horse shall be allowed entry onto a racetrack without verification that the required testing has been completed, and equine has tested negative for EP.
Dr. Brent Robbins, State Veterinarian
Animal Health and Food Safety
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P.O. Box 1951
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
225-925-3980 (office)
225-925-4103 (Fax)
E-Mail: animalhealth@ldaf.state.la.us
Website: www.ldaf.state.la.us
Maine Yes Within 180 days prior Depends   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
EIA requirements: Equines testing positive must obtain entry permit.
: Date of test must be documented on CVI.
Dr. Donald E Hoenig, State Veterinarian
Department of Agriculture - food and Rural Resources
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0028
207-287-3701 (office)
207-624-5044 (Fax)
E-Mail: donald.e.hoenig@maine.gov
Website: www.state.me.us/agriculture
Maryland Yes Within 12 months prior No   EIA required for all equine 9 mo. and older.
CVI requirements: Copy of CVI must be forwarded to the Animal health Section , Maryland Department of Agriculture before arrival of equine at destination.
: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Must contain name and address of consignor and consignee; origin of equine; accurate description of equine; date and name of current disease tests.
: Statement by approved veterinarian certifying that upon physical examination the equine is free from any evidence of an infectious, parasitic or transmissible disease and have not recently been exposed
to the same.
Guy Hohenhaus, DVM, State Veterinarian
Tom Jacobs, DVM, Assistant State Veterinarian
Animal Health Program
Maryland Department of Agriculture
50 Harry S Truman Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-841-5999 (Fax)
Email: hohengs@mda.state.md.us - Dr. Hohenhaus
E-Mail: Jjacobst@mda.state.md.us - Dr. Jacobs
Website: www.mda.state.md.us
Massachusetts Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days and show a normal temp.
: Equine must be indentified by name, tattoo, color, markings, scars, brands, hair whorls and other unique identification.
: Must declare the animal/s free from all contagious/ infectious diseases.
: Must record a temperature within normal range.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, testing date, lab accession number, results.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Dr. Lorraine O'Connor,State Veterinarian
Division of Biosecurity and Regulatory Services
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114-2151
617-626-1795 (Office)
617-626-1850 (Fax)
E-Mail: lorraine.o'connor@state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/agr
Michigan Yes Current calendar year No Yes CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, testing date, lab accession number, results.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Vesicular Stomatitis requirements: Equine from states with diagnosed Vesicular Stomatitis within 12 mo. Prior, must contain the statement, "I have examined the animal/s listed on this certificate and have found no clinical signs of Vesicular Stomatitis. To the best of my knowledge, these animals have not been exposed to Vesicular Stomatitis within the previous 30 days, nor have they been vaccinated with a Vesicular Stomatitis Vaccine." on the CVI.
Steven L Halstead, DVM, MS, State Veterinarian
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Animal Industry Division
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-1077 (Office)
517-241-4502 (Fax)
E-Mail: halsteads@michigan.gov
Website: www.michigan.gov
Minnesota Yes Within 12 months prior Depends   CVI requirements: Must contain age, sex, breed, color markings, registration name and number (if registered).
: Copy of CVI must be forwarded to the Animal Health Official of the state of origin for approval and transmittal.
: Must be on official forms of the state.
: State that the equine is free of visible signs of contagious/infectious/communicable disease.
: Record all data for required tests and vaccinations, including date, results, name and address of lab.
: Have complete name and address of consignor and consignee.
: Designate intended purpose for which equine is to be used.
CVI exempt: Equine brought in for trail rides and exhibitions.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab with address, test date, results, permit number if test is pending.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Vesicular Stomatitis requirements: CVI must state "all equine identified on the health certificate have been examined and found to be free from Vesicular Stomatitis. During the past 30 days, these equine have neither been exposed to nor located within 10 miles of an area where VS has been diagnosed.
Dr. William L Hartmann, Executive Director and State Veterinarian
State of Minnesota
Board of Animal Health
625 Robert Street, North
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-2942 (Office)
651-296-7417 (Fax)
E-Mail: bill.hartmann@bah.state.mn.us
Website: www.bah.state.mn.us
Mississippi Yes Within 12 months prior No Yes CVI requirements: Must contain name, breed, registration number (if registered), tattoo/brand (if any), sex, age, color, markings, record of physical examination of each animal, verifying free of symptoms of infectious diseases.
: Must contain record of physical examination of equine, verifying animal to be free of symptoms of infectious/contagious/communicable disease.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, testing date, lab accession number, results.
Dr. James A Watson, State Veterinarian
Mississippi Board of Animal Health
P.O. Box 3889
Jackson, MS 39207
601-359-1170 (Office)
601-359-1177 (Fax)
E-Mail: jimw@mdac.state.ms.us
Website: www.mbah.state.ms.us
Missouri Yes Within 12 months prior No Yes will accept 6-month passports from states with reciprocal aggrement CVI requirements: Must state equine is free of any sign of contagious/infectious disease and are in compliance with Missouri rules for importation into the state.
: Identification and description of equine.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain test lab, test date, test accession number, results.
Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis requirements: All equine where the existence of the disease has been diagnosed within the preceding 12 months must obtain an entry permit.
Vesicular Stomatitis requirements: Must have an Entry Permit and CVI must state that equine has not been exposed to VS or located within 10 mile radius of a premises quarantined for VS within the past 30 days.
Brucellosis: Equine testing positive may not enter the state.
Taylor Woods, DVM, Acting State Veterinarian
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Division of Animal Health
P.O. Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630
573-751-3377 (Office)
573-751-6919 (Fax)
E-Mail: taylor.woods@mda.mo.gov
Website: www.mda.mo.gov
Montana Yes Within 12 months prior Yes Yes CVI requirements: Veterinarian must obtain Permit Number at (406) 444-2976.
: Brand inspection required.
: If state of origin does not have brand inspections contact Dept. of Livestock (405) 444-2045.
: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Must contain address of consignor and consignee; description and identification of equine; purpose for which they are shipped, method of transportation, identification and address of transporter; health status of equine involved, including dates and results of inspections, tests and vaccinations required by state of Montana; signature of veterinarian certifying that equine is free from evidence of any infectious/contagious/communicable disease or known exposure thereto.
: Copy must be mailed to State Veterinarian of Montana.
Piroplasmosis: Equine originating from Texas must contain following statement on CVI, "The equine represented on this certificate do not originate form on of the Piroplasmosis affected or quarantined premises in Texas."
: Equine from Texas that do originate from one of the affected or quarantined premises must have specific approval for entry from the State Veterinarian.
: Montana horses traveling to Texas and returning to Montana on a 10-day permit or using an extended 30-day return permit have no additional requirements.
Stallion requirements:
If stallion is carrier of EVA, State Veterinarian must be officially notified prior to arrival.
: For positive test on Serum Diagnostic test for EVA with no certified proof of prior vaccination against EVA, must fax lab report confirming the absence of Equine Arteritis Virus in Semen to (406) 444-2976.
Martin Zaluski, DVM,
State Veterinarian and Administrator
Montana Department of Livestock
Animal Health Division
P.O. Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001
406-444-2043 (Office)
406-444-1929 (Fax)
E-Mail: mzaluski@mt.gov
Website: www.mt.gov/liv/
Nebraska Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
EIA requirements:
CVI must contain testing lab, test date, results.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
: Equine imported from South Dakota.
Dr. Dennis A Hughes, State Veterinarian
Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Animal Industry
P.O. Box 94787
Lincoln, NE 68509-4787
402-471-2351 (Office)
402-471-6893 (Fax)
E-Mail: dennis.hughes@nebraska.gov
Website: www.agr.state.ne.us
Nevada Yes Within 6 months prior No   CVI required.
EIA exempt:
Nursing foal with EIA neg. dam.
Equine from Nevada that are used outside the state for seasonal ranching purposes only.
Phil LaRussa, State Veterinarian
Administrator Division of Animal Industry
Nevada Department of Agriculture
405 S 21st ST
Sparks, NV 89431
775-353-3755 (Office)
775-353-3757 (Fax)
E-Mail: plarussa@agri.state.nv.us
Website: www.agri.state.nv.us
New Hampshire Yes Within 6 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Must state that equine are free from contagious and infectious diseases, that equine do not originate from a quarantined area or an area where contagious/infectious disease has been officially diagnosed.
: Each animal must be individually and completely identified.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, test date, lab accession number, results.
EIA exempt: Nursing foal with EIA neg. dam. (foal's presence must be noted on dam's CVI).
Vesicular Stomatitis: any equines from a state with quarantined facilities due to infection of Vesicular Stomatitis shall be prohibited from entry.
Vesicular Stomatitis exempt: Equine that originated on a premise that is at least 10 miles from a diagnosed infected premise.
: Equine that have not been exposed to VS or been on a premise that has VS within the last 30 days.
: CVI must contain statement "All equine identified on this certificate have been examined and found to be free from signs of Vesicular Stomatitis. These animals neither originated from nor been exposed to premises or animals where VS has been diagnosed".
Dr. Stephen K Crawford, State Veterinarian
New Hampshire Department of
Agriculture, Markets and Food
P.O. Box 2042
Concord, NH 03302-2042
603-271-2404 (Office)
603-271-1109 (Fax)
E-Mail: scrawford@agr.state.nh.us
Website: www.agriculture.nh.gov
New Jersey Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must contain breed, registration number (if any), tattoo number (if any), sex, age, colors,
markings of each equine.
: Must be within 30 days prior.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain test lab, test date, results.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Dr. Nancy E Halpern, Director
division of Animal Health
Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 330
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-292-3965- (Office)
609-777-8395 (Fax)
E-Mail: nancy.halpern@ag.state.nj.us
Website: www.state.nj.us/agriculture
New Mexico Yes Within 12 months prior Depends   CVI requirements: Must contain breed, registration number (if any), tattoo number (if any), sex, age, colors, markings, brands, and another form of permanent identificationincluding microchips of each equine.
: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Temperature of Equine must be recorded on the CVI.
: Must report a negative C-ELISA test for Theileria (Babesia) equi within 12 months prior.
(equine staying no longer than 4 days are exempt for T.Equi (B. equi) testing.
: All racing horses, regardless of state of origin, MUST have a negative C-ELISA
test for T. equi (B. equi) before they may race or train on any sanctioned New
Mexico race track.
: Any horse entering New Mexico from Texas to be moved through any New Mexico livestock market must have a negative C-ELISA test for T. equi (B. equi) within 12 months prior to entry.
: CVI must state "The animals listed on this CVI are not displaying signs of equine piroplasmosis nor any other communicable disease. None of the animals listed on this CVI have been in a Texas county, that has confirmed cases of equine piroplasmosis, during the last 21 days. All animals on this CVI were inspected for ticks, including ear ticks, and treated for ticks if necessary, at the time of the inspection."
Proof of Ownership requirements: Must carry bill of sale/registration papers, brand inspection form.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain test lab, test date, results and accession number.
: entry permit required if lab results are pending.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Equine Piroplasmosis: Equine originating from Kleberg, Kenedy, Brooks, Jim Wells, Nueces and Willacy Counties, Texas or any other county in Texas that has confirmed cases of equine piroplasmosis, will not be allowed to enter New Mexico.
Equine Piroplasmosis: no horse shall be allowed entry onto a racetrack without verification that the required testing has been completed, and equine has tested negative for EP.
Dr. Dave E Fly, State Veterinarian
New Mexico Livestock Board
300 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite 1000
Albuquerque, NM 87108-1500
505-841-6163 (Office)
505-841-6160 (Fax)
E-Mail: dave.fly@state.nm.us
Website: www.nmlbonline.com/
New York Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior,
: Must contain Veterinarian signature.
: Must contain names and addresses of owners/trainers/consignee and destination in New York.
: Must contain date of examination, number of equine, location of examination, identification of each horse
including names, registration number, tattoo, breed, sex, age, color, markings.
EIA requirement: CVI must contain test lab, test date, lab accession number, results, and signed by Director of test lab or State Veterinarian of the state of origin.
Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis requirements: Equine originating in a state/country where the disease is known to exist, or has been in a state adjoining the state where the disease is known to exist, shall not be transported/harbored into the state of New York unless the equine has been vaccinated to prevent said disease at lest 14 days prior to entry.
Other Importation requirements: No equine shall be brought into New York from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont unless the custodian of the equine has in their possession at the time of entry a CVI that states: (1) the equine has not been exposed to Equine Viral Arteritis and/or has been vaccinated against Equine Viral Arteritis and (2) has not been exposed either directly or indirectly to equine infectious diseases in the foregoing states.
Dr. David Smith, Acting State Veterinarian
Division of Animal Industry
Department on Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Dr
Albany, NY 12235
518-457-3502 (Office)
518-485-7773 (Fax)
E-Mail: david.smith@agmkt.state.ny.us
Website: www.agmkt.state.ny.us
North Carolina Yes Within 12 months prior No Yes CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Must have an accurate description of the equine and certify that they are free from any evidence of an infectious or transmissible disease and have not been exposed to any infectious or transmissible disease.
CVI exempt: equine entering the state temporarily for exhibition.
Dr. David T Marshall, State Veterinarian and Director of Diagnostic Laboratories
Veterinarian Division
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
1030 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
919-733-7601 (Office)
919-733-6431 (Fax)
E-Mail: david.marshall@ncagr.gov
Website: www.agr.state.nc.us/vet
North Dakota No Within 12 months prior Depends   EIA exempt: Equine originating from South Dakota.
CVI exempt: Equine entering the state for less than 7 days (with neg. EIA test accompanying the equine).
Vesicular Stomatitis requirements: Equine from states with confirmed case, must have pre-entry permit which is listed on CVI and states equine has originated from premise under quarantine or a premise which has tested positive within 30 days prior, and states equine shows no symptoms.
: For equine originating from a location within a 10 mile radius of infected area/premises, CVI must include statement above as well as exam.
: CVI must be within 24 hours.
Dr. Susan J Keller, State Veterinarian
North Dakota State board of Animal Health
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
600 E Boulevard Avenue, Dept 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
701-328-2657 (Office)
701-328-4567 (Fax)
E-Mail: skeller@nd.gov
Website: www.state.nd.us
Ohio Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must contain statement that equine is free of infectious/contagious/communicable disease or known exposure to, plus a rectal temp.
: Upon Request responsible person for equine must provide chronological list of dates, places, events each equine has attended within 30 days prior.
EIA exempt: Equine under 12 mo. of age.
Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis requirements: All equine where the existence of the disease has been confirmed within the preceding 12 months have to be vaccinated not less than 14 days prior and no more than 12 months preceding the date of importation.
: Equine shall be subject to inspection.
Dr. Tony M Forshey
Division of Animal Industry
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E Main Street, Bldg 6
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
614-728-6220 (Office)
614-728-6310 (Fax)
E-Mail: tforshey@agri.ohio.gov
Website: www.ohioagriculture.gov
Oklahoma Yes Within 12 months prior Depends   CVI must be within 30 days prior.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, test date, lab accession number.
EIA exempt: Foals traveling with EIA neg. dam.
Piroplasmosis requirements: Equines originating from any premise under quarantine for Equine Piroplasmosis will not be accepted into the state.
: Negative CELISA test within 14 days prior.
: Must carry original copy of test or NVSL accesion number.
: CVI must state: "I have inspected these animals, they do not originate from an Equine Piroplamosis quarantined area, do not display clinical signs of Equine Piroplasmosis, were inspected for ticks, including ear ticks, and were treated for ticks at the time of the inspection."
: Must include complete information on origin and destination of equine and the veterinarian.
Equine Piroplasmosis: no horse shall be allowed entry onto a racetrack without verification that the required testing has been completed, and equine has tested negative for EP.
Dr. Becky Brewer-Walker, Director and State Veterinarian
Oklahoma Animal Industry Services Division
2800 N Lincoln Boulevard
PO Box 528804
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
405-522-6131 (Office)
405-522-0756 (Fax)
E-Mail: becky.brewer@oda.state.ok.us
Website: www.oda.state.ok.us
Oregon Yes Within 6 months prior Yes   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
: All Washington-resident equine.
Piroplasmosis requirements: Equine from Texas are required to be tested and found negative within 30 days prior to entry.
: A copy of the test must accompany equine.
: CVI must contain date of test, laboratory, accession number,and result.
Entry Permit: Must contain identification for each equine on CVI, Complete name, address and contact number of the consignor, consignee and accredited veterinarian, physical addresses and county name of the Texas origin and the physical Oregon destination, date sample collected, result date reported, and laboratory accession number of the EP testing, Texas certificate of Veterinary Inspection Number.
Dr. Donald E Hansen, State Veterinarian
Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capital Street, NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-986-4680 (Office)
503-986-4734 (Fax)
E-Mail: dhansen@oda.state.or.us
Website: www.oregon.gov/oda/ahid
Pennsylvania Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Must contain the product used for any vaccinations administered.
EIA Requirements: CVI must contain test date, results.
: Must include accurate description of equine such as tattoos, distinctive marks; solid color animals must be identified by some method of unique identification such as lip tattoo, brand, or at least 2 distinctive markings such as whirls.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Rabies requirement: Not required but highly recommended.
Dr. Craig Shultz, State Veterinarian
Bureau of Animal Health and diagnostic Services
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
2301 N Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408
717-772-2852 (Office)
717-787-1868 (Fax)
E-Mail: crashultz@state.pa.us
Website: www.agriculture.state.pa.us/
Rode Island Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: within 30 days prior.
: Must state that equine have been inspected and foundfree of signs of contagious, infectious, or communicable disease.
: Each equine must be individually identified.
: Must contain the date for all required tests and vaccinations including date, results, and the name and address fo the laboratory.
: Have complete name and address of consignor and consignee.
: Have signature of the inspecting veterinarian as well as that of the offical having jurisdiction over the disease of equine in the state of origin.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, test date, lab accession number, results.
Rabies requirement: All equine over 3 mo. of age must have proof of rabies vaccination within 12 mo. Prior but not less than 3 mo. Prior.
: Foals under 6 mo. with initial vaccination are exempt from 30 day waiting period.
Scott Marshall, DVM, Public Health Veterinarian
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Division of Agriculture/Animal Health
235 Promenade Street, Room 370
Providence, RI 02908-5767
401-222-2781 ext. 4503 (Office)
401-222-6047 (Fax)
E-Mail: Scott.marshall@dem.ri.gov
Website: www.dem.ri.gov
South Carolina Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, test date, lab accession number, results.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Boyd H Parr, DVM, State Veterinarian and Director
Clemson University Livestock - Poultry
Health Division
P.O. Box 102406
Columbia, SC 29224-2406
803-788-2260 (Office)
803-788-8058 (Fax)
E-Mail: bparr@clemson.edu
Website: http://agriculture.sc.gov/
South Dakota Yes Within 12 months prior No   EIA requirements: Foals traveling without dam, regardless of age, must have neg. EIA.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
: Equine from North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana.
Dustin Oedekoven, DVM, State Veterinarian
South Dakota Animal Industry Board
411 S Fort Street
Pierre, SC 57501-4503
605-773-3321 (Office)
605-773-5459 (Fax)
E-Mail: dustin.oedekoven@state.sd.us
Website: www.state.sd.us/aib/
Tennessee Yes Within 6 months prior No Yes CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Must contain name and address of consignor and consignee; accurate description of individual equine; including age, sex, breed, tags, tattoos, and/or brands; dates and results of required tests and dates of pertinent vaccinations.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Dr. Charles Hatcher, State Veterinarian
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204
615-837-5120 (Office)
615-837-5250 (Fax)
Email: charles.hatcher@tn.gov/
Website: www.state.tn.us/agriculture/
Texas Yes Within 6 months prior No Yes EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, results.
EIA exempt: Equine consigned directly to a veterinary hospital/clinic for medical treatment must be accompanied by a permit number and must be returned immediately to state of origin following release of treatment.
: Nursing foals with EIA neg. dam.
Fever Ticks and Scabies: Equine must meet the same requirements as for cattle entering the state.
Stallions: Owners of EVA carrier stallions must notify receiver of stallion in writing, prior to shipment into state, that stallion is an EVA carrier.
CVI requirements: Must be within 45 days prior.
Equine Viral Arteritis requirements: EVA carrier stallion must be accompanied by a CVI on which the carrier status of the stallion is noted.
Equine Piroplasmosis: no horse shall be allowed entry onto a racetrack without verification that the required testing has been completed, and equine has tested negative for EP.
Dr. Dee Ellis, State Veterinarian
Texas Animal Health Commission
P.O. Box 12966
Austin, TX 78711-2966
512-719-0700 (Office)
512-719-0719 (Fax)
E-Mail: dee.ellis@tahc.state.tx.us
Website: www.tahc.state.tx.us
Utah Yes Within 12 months prior Yes   Stallions with EVA must obtain prior import permit and be handled only on an Approved Facility.
CVI requirements: Must contain date of examination and statement saying that equine was found free of symptoms of any infectious/communicable disease.
Proof of Ownership requirements: Must carry bill of sale/registration papers, brand inspection form (required even if equine is not branded).
Dr. Bruce L King, State Veterinarian
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
P.O. Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500
801-538-7162 (Office)
801-538-7169 (Fax)
Email: bking@utah.gov
Website: www.ag.utah.gov
Vermont Yes Within 12 months prior Depends  

CVI requirement: CVI must be 30 days prior.
: Must contain address of consignor and consignee; origin and destination, identification of each equine by registration number, microchip, or official tattoo, listing of breed, sex, age, and other pertinent to each equine's identity, dates and results of all tests required, date of examination, signature of accredited veterinarian.
EIA requirements: CVI must contain testing lab, test date.
Vesicular Stomatitis: Equine originating from a state with a case positive premises within 30 days or from a state adjacent to a state with a case positive premises within the previous 30 days must have the following information on the CVI:
(1) The equine listed on this certificate has not been on a case positive premises during the previous 30 days.
(2) The equine showed no clinical signs of Vesicular Stomatitis at the time of examination.
(3) The equine has not been knowingly exposed to Vesicular Stomatitis.

Dr. Kristin Haas, Director/State Veterinarian
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
116 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2901
802-828-2426 (Office)
802-828-5983 (Fax)
E-Mail: kristin.haas@state.vt.us
Website: www.vermontagriculture.com
Virginia Yes Within 12 months prior Depends Yes CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Must contain names and addresses of the consignor and consignee, destination of equine, indicate health status of equine including date and results of all required tests.
: Must contain accurate description of each equine.
Equine Metritis requirements: Any Equine that either originates in or has passed through a country where the disease is known to exist, may not enter the state unless by special permit issued by State Veterinarian.
: Equine with entry permit will be placed under quarantine until State Veterinarian is satisfied that they pose no danger to the state's equine population.
Vesicular Stomatitis requirements: Equine originating from any state where Vesicular Stomatitis has be diagnosed must be examined by a Veterinarian to determine that they are free form signs of VS within 5 days prior to arrival.
: CVI must state the veterinarian has examined the equine and found them to be free from signs of VS and that the Veterinarian has received a veterinary history for the past 30 days indicating that the animals have not been exposed to VS or located within an area where VS has been diagnose.
Dr. Richard Wilkes, State Veterinarian and Director
Division of Animal and Food Industry Services
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
PO Box 1163
Oliver W Hill Building, Rm 165
Richmond, VA 23218
804-692-0601 (Office)
804-371-2380 (Fax)
E-Mail: richard.wilkes@vdacs.virginia.gov
Website: www.vdacs.virginia.gov
Washington Yes Within 12 months prior Depends   EVA requirements: All equine vaccinated for EVA must have vaccination certificate.
: Equine positive for EVA must have an application and entry permit.
: EVA vaccinated equine that test antibody positive must state on CVI prevaccination negative antibody blood test, vaccination within 10 days prior to prevaccination blood test, identification (photo/drawing of both sides, brand, microchip, lip tattoo), that consignee has been advised of positive results and associated risks.
: EVA positive equine must state on CVI.
: Stallions over 6 mo. must test neg. . within 30 days prior.
CVI requirements: Equine from Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico entering for shows, rides, other events with CVI can not exceed 90 days.
: An itinerary of interstate travel must be filed with the department within fourteen days of the expiration of the movement permit.
: Must contain physical addrsees of origin and destination, date of inspection, name and addresses of consignor and consignee, certification that the animals are free from clinical signs or known esposure to any infectious/communicable disease, test or vacination status, description of each equine including breed, age, sex, color, tag, tattoo, microchip, and brands.
CVI exempt: Equine from Oregon, Idaho with owners traveling in private conveyance for round-trip visits of not more than 4 days four purposes other than breeding.
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with neg. dam.
: Equine from Oregon.
Piroplasmosis: Equine who have ever tested positive are not allowed within state boarders.
: Equine originating from a state where (No Suggestions) in endemic must test negative within 30 days prior and be quarantined upon arrival and retested within 60-90 days, if post-arrival test is positive equine is not permitted to remain in state.
Dr. Leonard Eldridge, State Veterinarian
Animal Services Division
Washington State Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 42560
Olympia, WA 98504-2577
360-902-1881 (Office)
360-902-2087 (Fax)
E-Mail: ledridge@agr.wa.gov
Website: http://agr.wa.gov/Portals/An/
West Virginia Yes Within 12 months prior No   CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
: Equine must be uniquely identified

Gary O Kinder, Director/State Veterinarian
West Virginia Department of Agriculture
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0172
304-558-2214 (Office)
304-558-2231 (Fax)
E-Mail: gkinder@aq.state.wv.us
Website: www.wvagriculture.org
Wisconsin Yes Within Calendar Year Depends  

CVI requirements: Must include individual identification, breed registration lip tattoo number, microchip with a reader accompanying the animal, written or graphic description of equine.
: Written description of animal's movements.
: Statement that the Vesicular Stomatitis requirements are meet (if from a VS positive region).
Import permits needed for :
Equine in circus, rodeo, any multiple species exhibit/competition.
: Equine from regions that currently have Vesicular Stomatitis quarantined premises.
Vesicular Stomatitis: CVI must state equine free of evidence of VS, within 30 days prior the equine have not been within 10 mile radius of any premises where VS has been diagnosed within 60 days prior, the equine has not been exposed to any animal that has been vaccinated for VS within 30 days prior.
: CVI must include statement

  1. The certifying veterinarian has examined the animals and found them
    free of evidence of Vesicular Stomatitis.
  2. During the 30 day before shipping, the animals haven't been within 10 miles of any premises where Vesicular Stomatitis had been diagnosed within 60 days. (60 days counted back from date animal was within 10 mile radius of disease, not shipment date).
  3. Equine was not exposed to any animal that has been vaccinated for Vesicular Stomatitis within last 30 days. .
EIA exempt: Nursing foals with neg. dam
Dr. Robert G Ehlenfeldt, State Veterinarian
division of Animal Health
Department of Agriculture
Trade and Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
608-224-4880 (Office)
608-224-4871 (Fax)
E-Mail: robert.ehlenfeldt@wisconsin.gov
Website: www.datcp.state.wi.us
Wyoming Yes Within 12 months prior     EIA exempt: Nursing foals with neg. dam.
CVI requirements: Must be within 30 days prior.
Dr. Jim Logan, State Veterinarian
Wyoming Livestock Board
610 Fairgrounds Rd
Riverton, WY 82501
307-857-4140 (Office)
307-777-6561 (Fax)
E-Mail: jlogan@state.wy.us
Website: www.state.wy.us
Please Contact State Veterinarian with Questions and for More Details.