State Health Requirements

Each individual state sets the health requirements which must be met by animals coming into their state. For example: horses transported across state lines into Texas require a current EIA test and a certificate of veterinary inspection completed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian. This certificate is completed by a veterinarian at the origin of the shipment. State veterinarian's determine the requirement for such entry. The major purpose is to safeguard the health of animal populations. These state requirements are subject to periodic changes; therefore it is impossible to provide a current set of requirements of each of the states.

The Voice Response Service (VRS) of the Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health is available to individuals wanting to know what health papers and tests are required to transport livestock to another state.

The VRS is a 24-hour, 365 days a year (including holidays) access system that allows users to retrieve information. The retrieval system is accessed by simply dialing 1-800-545-8732 on a TOUCH TONE PHONE.

Once connection is made with the VRS, a simulated human voice announces a series of menus. The user can listen to emergency notices which may be in effect or select regulations pertinent to a specific state. FOR EACH SPECIFIC STATE, THAT STATE VETENARIAN PHONE NUMBER IS GIVEN IF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT REGULATIONS OR PERMITS ARE NEEDED. Additional menus provided by some states allow the user to select specific categories of import requirements. This system is very user friendly and offers everyone the opportunity to know ahead of time what tests are needed to transport animals, semen and embryos across state lines of purchase, breeding or showing.

Listed below is a list of phone numbers and requirements for each state published by the Barrel Horse News. Keep in mind that requirements do change throughout the year. It is a good idea to call the phone number listed next to the state that you will be traveling to get at update on state requirements.

Interstate Hauling Regulations
State, Livestock department phone number, requirements

HC - Health Certificate
Temp - Horse's temperature written on HC
EIA 6 - Negative EIA test (Coggin's) within six months prior to entry
EIA 12 - Negative EIA test (Coggin's) within a year prior to entry
P# - Individual state travel permits
BI - Brand inspection
RVC - Rabies vaccine certificate

Alabama 334-240-7255
HC, EIA 12

Alaska 907-745-3236
HC, EIA 6, P#

Arizona 602-542-4293
HC, EIA 12

Arkansas 501-225-5238
HC w/temp, EIA 12

California 916-654-0881
HC, EIA 6

Colorado 303-239-4161
HC, EIA 12

Connecticut 860-713-2505
HC w/RVC, EIA 12

Delaware 302-739-4811
HC w/temp, EIA 6

Florida 850-410-0900
HC w/temp, EIA 12

Georgia 404-656-3671
HC w/temp, EIA 12

Hawaii 808-483-7111
HC

Idaho 208-332-8560
HC, EIA 6, BI

Illinois 217-782-4944
HC, EIA 12

Indiana 317-227-0300
HC, EIA 12

Iowa 515-281-5305
HC, EIA 12

Kansas 785-296-2326
HC, EIA 12

Kentucky 502-564-3956
HC, EIA 12

Louisiana 225-925-3980
HC, EIA 12

Maine 207-287-3701
HC, EIA 6

Maryland 410-841-5810
HC, EIA 12

Massachusetts 617-626-1700
HC, EIA 6

Minnesota 651-296-2942
HC, EIA 12

Michigan 517-373-1077
HC, EIA 6

Mississippi 601-359-1170
HC, EIA 12

Missouri 573-751-3377
HC, EIA 12

Montana 406-444-2043
HC, EIA 12, BI P#
Call 444-2976 for P#

Nebraska 402-471-2351
HC, EIA 12

Nevada 775-688-1180
HC, EIA 6

New Hampshire 603-271-2404
HC, EIA 6

New Jersey 609-292-3965
HC, EIA 12

New Mexico 505-841-6161
HC, EIA 12

New York 518-457-3502
HC, EIA 12

North Carolina 919-733-7601
HC, EIA 12

North Dakota 701-328-2655
HC, EIA 12

Ohio 614-728-6220
HC w/temp, EIA 12

Oklahoma 405-521-3891
HC, EIA 12

Oregon 503-986-4680
HC, EIA 6, P#

Pennsylvania 717-783-6677
HC, EIA 12

Rhode Island 401-222-2781
HC w/temp, RVC w/in 60 days, EIA 12

South Carolina 803-788-2260
HC, EIA 12

South Dakota 605-773-3321
HC, EIA 12

Tennessee 615-837-5120
HC, EIA 6

Texas 512-719-0700
HC, EIA 12

Utah 801-538-7160
HC, EIA 12, BI

Vermont 802-828-2421
HC, EIA 12

Virginia 804-786-2421
HC, EIA 12

Washington 360-902-1878
HC, EIA 6

West Virginia 304-558-2214
HC, EIA 6

Wisconsin 608-224-4872
HC, EIA 12

Wyoming 307-777-7515
HC, EIA 12