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New Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection Replacing Tennessee Equine Interstate Event Permit

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Tennessee horse owners have exciting news to look forward to in 2019. Beginning January 1, 2019, the new Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI) from GlobalVetLINK will be available. The EECVI allows an individual to transport an equine for purposes other than change of ownership, and it is accepted by more states than the current Tennessee Equine Interstate Event Permit (Equine Passport).

In order to transport a horse, mule, donkey, pony, zebra, miniature horse, or other equine across state lines, a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) and negative test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is required. The CVI (Health Certificate) requires that a veterinarian inspect each equine for signs of disease to ensure that it appears healthy for movement, and it is valid for 30 days.

Like the Equine Passport, the EECVI will be valid for six months or until the current EIA test expires. Prior to each movement, the equine owner or agent must log into the database and obtain a Health Declaration and Movement Permit (HDMP).

For additional information regarding the Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI), click here.

For questions on the new Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI), click here. 

TDA Consumer & Industry Services
PO Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: 615-837-5120
Animal.health@tn.gov


Equine Passport Resources

As of June 30, 2019, the Tennessee Equine Event Permit Certificate program through the Tennessee Department of Agriculture has been discontinued. We are participating in a nationwide transition to the Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI) from GlobalVetLINK. If you are currently using a Tennessee Equine Event Permit Certificate, it will be honored through its expiration date. As of December 31, 2019 the Tennessee Equine Event Permit Certificate will not be accepted as an official travel document by any states. If you are interested in the new EECVI, please contact your local veterinarian. To view states participating in the new EECVI program please visit https://www.globalvetlink.com/products/eecvi/.