Horse Health Rules - Cookport Fair

Go to content

Main menu:

Horse Health Rules

Livestock
Health Rules for Horses
Section 8: Pennsylvania Equine Animals:
Recommendations for Fair Animal Health Requirements:
1. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued after May 1, 2015.
2. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases and a statement of this should be written on the CVI.
3. All equine animals must be test negative for EIA by an official test within the 12 months prior to the opening date of the exhibition. Laboratory test results must accompany each animal to its final destination (a copy of the original lab report is acceptable). Foals less than six months of age accompanied by a test-negative dam are exempt from EIA testing requirements. If the foal is not accompanied by the dam, a copy of the dam’s test results must accompany the foal to its final destination.
4. A current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian is recommended for animals 3 months of age and older.
Section 9: Out of State Equine Animals:
Requirements:
1. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued within the 30 days prior to the date of importation is required. If an animal comes from a state in which Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has been diagnosed within the past 12 months, the CVI shall include a statement verifying that “all animals identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection have been examined and found to be free from Vesicular Stomatitis. During the past 90 days, these animals have neither been exposed to VS nor located within 10 miles of a site where VS has been diagnosed.”
2. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases and a statement of this is required on the CVI. All equine animals must be test negative for EIA by an official test within the 12 months prior to the date of importation. Laboratory test results must accompany each animal to its final destination (a copy of the original lab report is acceptable). Foals less than six months of age accompanied by a test-negative dam are exempt from EIA testing requirements. If the foal is not accompanied by the dam, a copy of the dam’s test results must accompany the foal to its final destination.
1. If an equine animal has resided in a state in which Piroplasmosis has been identified within the past five years for a cumulative total of 30 days or more within the six months preceding the date of entry into the Commonwealth, that animal must be test-negative for Piroplasmosis on a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (c-ELISA) test, or a Department-approved equivalent test, with the test occurring within the 30 days preceding entry into Pennsylvania. The date of test and the test results shall be written on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
Recommendations:
A current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian is recommended for animals 3 months of age and older.

Back to content | Back to main menu