IMPORT REGULATIONS FOR HORSES RETURNING FROM USA
STATES THAT HAVE POSITIVE CASES OF “PIROPLASMOSIS” AND/OR “VESICULAR STOMATITIS”
Texas, New Mexico & Colorado – effective July 2014
The following information is as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on October 6, 2014:
Must apply for CFIA Import Permit prior to leaving Canada – must have the original copy of the Import Permit when you return to Canada. The cost for this is $45.
Double check with the show/rodeo office in the state you are going to – they should have some plan for their Canadian entrants. They should also be able to tell you the approximate costs involved.
Your horse must be tested for these diseases before they can re-enter Canada – the test takes about 3-5 days to get the results back and the test results are only valid for 15 days for re-entry into Canada.
You have to get new health papers once the laboratory results come back negative – you cannot return to Canada with your Canadian health papers regardless of the date.
Talk to your show office in USA.
Test for Piroplasmosis and/or Vesicular Stomatitis when you arrive.
Wait for the results.
Get new health exam and health papers issued by USDA.
Be back in Canada before the 15 day cut-off (15 days from when the samples were taken).
Make an appointment to see the CFIA Port of Entry Veterinarian at the border when you re-enter Canada.
Be out of the infected states (ie Texas or New Mexico or Colorado) for at least 21 days before crossing the border back into Canada. Then you can disregard all of the above regulations.
Be aware that these regulations may change at any time based on the current situation.