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    (Horses) Import Requirements Revised: January 25, 2013

    1. All equidae (horses, donkeys, ponies, zebras) must have tested negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) within the past year, except equidae that are both nursing and are six months of age or younger. In Michigan, an EIA test is valid for 1 year from the date the blood is drawn for EIA testing. (Public Act 466 of 1988, as amended, the Animal Industry Act). Test results, date, name of laboratory, and accession number of the test must be on the health certificate.

    2. All equidae must have a current official interstate health certificate or official certificate of veterinary inspection signed by an accredited, licensed veterinarian from the state of origin that includes a complete name and street address for both the consignor and consignee. Health certificate is valid for 30 days.


    3. PIROPLASMOSIS - (Note: Testing requirement discontinued 06/01/2011.) Equidae coming from or originating from any state in which there has been a diagnosed case of piroplasmosis (either T. Equi or B. caballi) in the past 12 months shall meet the following:


      1. Be accompanied by an interstate health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection signed by an accredited, licensed veterinarian from the state of origin that includes the following statement:

        "I have examined the animal/s listed on this certificate. At the time of the examination, the animal/s listed on this certificate is/are not under quarantine for piroplasmosis, not displaying signs of piroplasmosis, and either did not have evidence of live ticks or was/were successfully treated for ticks if ticks were present."

      2. Equine with ticks or evidence of tick infestation shall be treated with a topical pyrethroid or pesticide product registered with the United States Environment Protection Agency for the treatment of ticks in equine.


      3. Horses from premises currently under quarantine for piroplasmosis shall not be imported into Michigan.

        Click here for a list of states with cases of piroplasmosis in the past 12 months.  This list may change at any time should additional cases be found. For the most current information, please contact the Animal Industry Division at 517-373-1077.

    4. VESICULAR STOMATITIS - Equidae coming from any state in which there has been a diagnosed case of vesicular stomatitis in the past 12 months shall meet the following:


      1. Be accompanied by an interstate health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection signed by an accredited, licensed veterinarian from the state of origin that includes the following statement:

        "I have examined the animal/s listed on this certificate and have found no clinical signs of vesicular stomatitis. To the best of my knowledge, these animals have not been exposed to vesicular stomatitis within the previous 30 days, nor have they been vaccinated with a vesicular stomatitis vaccine."


      2. All equidae originating from states included on the vesicular stomatitis list MUST include the vesicular stomatitis statement on the health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection.


      3. Equidae originating from premises currently under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis shall not be imported into Michigan.

        Click here for a list of states with cases of vesicular stomatitis in the past 12 months.  This list may change at any time should additional cases be found. For the most current information, please contact the Animal Industry Division at 517-373-1077.
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