Equine Import Requirements

Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI)

An ICVI is valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issue.

Certificate must include official identification for the horse:

  • an accurate description of the individual horse (name, age, breed, color, gender, distinctive markings and unique permanent forms of identification [i.e., brands, tattoos, scars]), or
  • Electronic identification (equine microchip) compliant with ISO 11784/11785, or
  • Non-ISO electronic identification, if applied before 2/26/14, or
  • Digital photographs (full body left, full body right, and front views)

Negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)Test for equids more than six (6) months old

The EIA test must have been run within the previous twelve (12) months.

Equids less than six (6) months of age moving with their dam are exempt from the EIA test requirement.

Weaned equids less than six (6) months of age (without their dam) – The recommendation is to have a negative EIA test.

NOTE: Some equine sale facilities will require the negative EIA test for consignment for this class animal.

Check Emergency Notices for additional entry requirements.