• An official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (ICVI) properly completed by a veterinarian that is licensed in the animal’s state of origin AND is accredited by the USDA in the animal’s state of origin within 30 days prior to importation.
  • Identification of animal being imported to Michigan—examples of identification include: digital photograph; electronic identification (e.g., ISO compliant microchip); detailed description of animal including name, age, breed, sex, color, markings, and other types of markings (brand, tattoo, biometric measurements, scars, etc.)
  • Negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) results within 12 months prior to entry. 
    • The date of the test, the results, the lab and the accession number shall be listed on the ICVI. Blood samples for EIA testing shall be collected by an accredited veterinarian.
      • Nursing foals under 6 months and accompanied by their EIA-negative dam do not need an EIA test. If the dam will not accompay the foal, a negative EIA test is required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Equine originating from any state in which there has been a diagnosed case of vesicular stomatitis in the past 12 months shall meet the following:
    • List of states that have had Equine Vesicular Stomatitis, and information about bring animals from those states into Michigan.
    • Not have originated from a premises currently under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis.
    • Have the following statement written by the accredited veterinarian on the ICVI:
      • "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, this (or these) animal(s) has not been exposed to vesicular stomatitis within the previous 30 days, nor been vaccinated with a vesicular stomatitis vaccine.
  • Check local ordinances for any further regulations or requirements that may apply.