by LBEMC Admin
ARTICLE: CDFA's New Equine Interstate Movement Regulations – Q and A
Updated August 2017
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A valid Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued within 30 days before movement evidence of a negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test, performed at a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved laboratory within twelve months before the date of movement are required for the interstate movement of horses and other equine species in California
The equine interstate movement requirements apply to all equids (horses, ponies, mules, donkeys, burros, and zebras).
The federal Animal Disease Traceability Rule was published in the Code of Federal Regulations on January 9, 2013, and became effective on March 11, 2013.
The federal Animal Disease Traceability Rule exempts the CVI requirement for the following equine movements:
Horses used as a mode of transportation for travel to another location then back to the original location (e.g. horse and buggy and trail rides),
Horse movement for veterinary examination or treatment and returned to the same location without change of ownership,
Horse movement directly from a location in one state through another state to a second location in the origin state (e.g. a horse that originates in California, trailers through Nevada and is offloaded at a different destination location in California), and
Horse movement with a document other than a CVI, as approved between shipping and receiving state animal health authorities (e.g. valid equine interstate passport or a California Working Horse Permit. At this time, no other documents are approved for use by animal health authorities in states bordering California).