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Equine passports (USA)

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Passport regulations

  • The Fédération Equestre Internationale horse passport (FEI passport) is a document containing information on identification, health and proof of ownership, and must remain with the horse throughout its life.
  • The passport is intended to identify horses for FEI competitions as well as facilitating the passage of horses across national boundaries.
  • An FEI passport must accompany a horse at all times and should be available on demand to customs and health authorities.
  • FEI passports must be extended every four years.
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The passport

  • The passport document contains information which identifies the horse for which it was issued.

Passport sections

  • Section I:
    • Owner: name of the owner or his agent 
  • Section II + III:
    • Identification
    • The horse must be identified by the competent authority (includes identification number and, where present, the identifying electronic chip)
  • Section IV:
    • Recording of identity checks
    • Whenever laws and regulations so require, checks conducted on the identity of the horse must be recorded by the competent authority
  • Section V + VI:
    • Vaccination record
    • All vaccinations should be recorded (FEI rules only require that influenza vaccinations be recorded but it is strongly suggested that all vaccinations be listed)
  • Section VII:
    • Laboratory health tests
    • The results of all tests carried out to detect transmissible diseases must be recorded
  • Section VIII:
    • Basic health requirements
    • States basic health requirements and lists the diseases which must be noted on the health certificate 
  • Section IX:
    • Medicinal treatment
    • To record certain medicinal treatments

Implications for veterinarians

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