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

Equine Walking

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

The Tennessee Equine Passport will remain available from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Animal Health Division through June 30, 2019.   The Tennessee Equine Passport will remain valid for six months from date of being issued or until the expiration of the EIA test paper. For questions on the Tennessee Equine Passport, e-mail animal.health@tn.gov or call 615-837-5120.

Passport Itinerary Form

Passport Application

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