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Sanitary Requirements for the Export of Horses from Canada to the U.S.
HA1964 (Amended 2019-07-17)

  1. The animal has been in Canada and/or the U.S.A. during the 60 days preceding exportation.
  2. The animal was inspected and found free from evidence of communicable disease and, insofar as can be determined, has not been exposed to communicable disease during the 60 days preceding exportation.
  3. The animal has 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 (EIA), contagious equine metritis (CEM), vesicular stomatitis, or Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis has occurred on the premises of origin or on adjoining premises during the 60 days preceding exportation.
  5. The animal was submitted to the immunodiffusion test (Coggin's test) or ELISA for equine infectious anaemia during the 180 days preceding exportation in a laboratory approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

    The blood sample was taken on space and the result of the test was negative on space.

  6. The animal has not been in a country considered affected with contagious equine metritis 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. Horses can return to Canada accompanied by this Health Certificate, provided that they return within 60 days of the date of entry to the US. A proof of the date of entry is needed, but if none is available, the date of endorsement of the certificate can be used as the last day in Canada. Return under these conditions is subject to changes in disease status within the United States and it is the responsibility of the owner/transporter who will present the horses for re-entry to Canada to check with their accredited veterinarian for any changes to these conditions.
  3. Foals born after the mare has been tested for EIA are exempted from the EIA test requirement, provided that this test is still valid and they accompany their dam. However, the foal must be described on a separate HA1964 form and the EIA test date must be the same as the dam.
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