Articles: Press Release
Canada's Rules for TX Horses Going to Calgary Stampede
Texas Animal Health Commission
Box l2966 * Austin, Texas 78711 * (800) 550-8242 * FAX (512) 719-0719
Bob Hillman, DVM * Executive Director
For info, contact Carla Everett, information officer, at 1-800-550-8242,
ext. 710, or email@example.com
We have just received the following information for horses moving to Canada
for the Calgary Stampede. More stringent regulations are in place for Texas
horses, due to
vesicular stomatitis (VS). If you plan to haul your horse, PLEASE ensure
can meet ALL the requirements. Carla Everett, Texas Animal Health
Commission, Public Info
EXPORT CONDITIONS FOR HORSES FROM TEXAS
COMPETING AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE
The horses must be accompanied by a USDA Official Zoosanitary Export
Certificate (VS 17-140 or 17-145), issued by a USDA accredited veterinarian,
and endorsed by a USDA Veterinarian.
Form VS 17-140 or 17-145 must contain the following statements:
1. The horse(s) being presented for importation have been either resident
in the United States since birth, or for at least sixty (60) days
immediately prior to the date of exportation and have met all of the import
requirements of the United States.
2. The horses were inspected by a USDA accredited veterinarian within ten
(10) days preceding the date of importation, and found to be free from any
3. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the USDA accredited
veterinarian, the horses were not exposed to any communicable disease within
sixty (60) days preceding the date of inspection.
4. The horses were tested negative for equine infectious anemia using the
agar gel immunodiffusion test (Coggins) or ELISA test within six (6) months
immediately preceding the date of exportation.
5. The horse(s) have not been on a premises where Taylorella equigenitalis
has been isolated during the 60 days immediately preceding exportation to
Canada, or on a premises currently under quarantine or investigation for
contagious equine metritis (CEM). Any mares in the shipment have not been
bred naturally to a stallion resident on a premises affected with CEM or
under quarantine or investigation for CEM. Any mares in the shipment have
not been inseminated with semen from a stallion positive for CEM or a
stallion resident on a CEM-positive premises or under quarantine or
investigation for CEM.
6. The horse(s) showed no clinical signs of CEM on the day of inspection.
7. During the previous twenty-one (21) days, the horse(s) in this shipment
has/have not been in the State of Missouri.
8. Regarding vesicular stomatitis:
- The animal is free from clinical signs of vesicular stomatitis.
- The animal has not been on a premises in a county affected with
vesicular stomatitis or travelled through an infected county within 21
days prior to export.
- The premises of origin is located at least 25 kilometers (15
miles) from any premises currently under quarantine for vesicular
(Delete as appropriate)
d. The animal tested negative to a c-ELISA test taken within 10 days prior
The animal was positive to a c-Elisa test but tested negative on re-test
with a complement fixation (CF) test conducted on the same sample within 10
days prior to export.
9. The horse(s) are fit for transport. On the day of inspection, no horse
has an infirmity, illness, injury or any other condition that could be
aggravated when the animal is being transported, causing the animal to
suffer. The exporter has been advised that any deterioration in condition
before departure may render the animal ineligible for transport. The
shipment may be refused entry to Canada if the animal or manner of shipping
is found to be in contravention of transport regulations under the Health of
Animals Regulations at the time of presentation for import to Canada.