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Sanitary Requirements for Export of Horses (Multiple) from Canada to the U.S.
HA1963 (Amended 2019-07-17)

Note: For use with permanent exports only.

  1. The animals have been in Canada and/or the U.S.A. during the 60 days preceding exportation.
  2. The animals were inspected and found free from evidence of communicable disease and, insofar as can be determined, have not been exposed to communicable disease during the 60 days preceding exportation.
  3. The animals have not been vaccinated with a live or attenuated or inactivated vaccine during the 14 days preceding exportation.
  4. Insofar as can be determined, no case of African horse sickness, dourine, glanders, surra, epizootic lymphangitis, ulcerative lymphangitis, equine piroplasmosis, equine infectious anemia, vesicular stomatitis, contagious equine metritis or Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis has occurred on the premises of origin or on adjoining premises during the 60 days preceding exportation.
  5. During the 180 days preceding exportation, the animals were tested for equine infectious anemia using the immunodiffusion test (Coggins) or ELISA test and the results were negative.
  6. The animals have not been in a country considered affected with contagious equine metritis (CEM) during the 12 months immediately prior to its exportation, except for horses which have met Canadian import requirements for CEM for permanent entry.


  1. For entry in the U.S.A., this Health Certificate is valid for 30 days following the date of inspection above.
  2. A copy of the most recent EIA certificate (CFIA/ACIA 3937) identifying each horse must be attached to the export certificate.
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