A health certificate and a current Coggins are required by each state when you are traveling to or through it with your horse. Health certificates are issued to a horse by a veterinarian. The health certificate states that the horse was free of infectious disease at the time of the examination.
Usually, health certificates are good for 30 days after they are issued, but it is always good to check with a state’s Department of Agriculture to get their requirements, as some states differ. If you are traveling to a horse show, the show itself may have specific requirements, so it is wise to check the show bill or to call the show directly.
Clients should request a health certificate from Mid-Rivers Equine Centre on the website, by simply completing the form. Health certificates should be requested at least one week prior to the departure date. For the request form you will need to have your Coggins information (if we did not draw the Coggins), destination information, departure dates, and hauler information. Once the request form is received, then we will contact you to schedule an appointment for an examination.
Please note: A rush fee will apply to all health certificate requests received less than 3 business days prior to departure.
Certain states are now requiring a negative Piroplasmosis test before you can come into that state, or onto certain show grounds. You can learn more about Piroplasmosis in our online library.
International Health Certificates—Canada
International Health Certificates can be issued for travel to Canada. Request for this certificate must be made 2 weeks prior to a departure date.