equine health certificates

A Health Certificate, also known as a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), is proof that your horse was examined by a licensed and accredited veterinarian to ensure your horse is healthy for transport and does not have any apparent contagious diseases. Health Certificate examinations generally take 30 minutes. A certificate may be issued the same day of the request if a negative Coggins test was pulled by one of our licensed and accredited veterinarians within the past 12 months, or if a copy of a negative Coggins test pulled by another licensed and accredited veterinarian is provided.

South Valley Equine can issue Health Certificates for:

  • Horses residing within the state of Utah
  • Horses examined by a USDA accredited SVE veterinarian within the past 30 days*
    *Note: The destination state may require a shorter inspection window

More than one horse may be listed on a single certificate. A fee is charged for each certificate issued. Coggins tests are charged a separate fee.


6-Month Digital Health Certificates (EECVI)

EECVI Participating States

Acceptance of these six month equine health certificates continues to grow among states. To view a current list of participating states, click here.

Coggins Testing

A Coggins test is a blood test used to diagnose Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). Proof of a negative Coggins test within the past 12 months (or more frequently in some cases) is sometimes required for international, interstate, and intrastate travel. An examination is performed and blood is drawn from the horse by a licensed and accredited veterinarian. This blood sample is sent to a certified laboratory to have the Coggins test performed.

  • Results are usually available 5 to 7 business days after blood is drawn.
  • Expedited options (2-3 business days) available upon request.

What is Equine Infections Anemia (EIA)?
EIA is an infectious and potentially fatal disease affecting only members of the Equidae family (horses, ponies, zebras, mules, and donkeys). The virus is transmitted by blood-sucking insects that carry it from horse to horse. EIA is not transmittable to humans. There is no vaccine or treatment for the disease.