When traveling frequently with horses, it’s critical to get where you need to go and keep moving.
While rules vary by state, traveling with horses often requires up-to-date Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (health certificates), sometimes current within the last month.
Some state animal health departments allow veterinarians and horse owners the option of a six-month health certificate, as long as a current Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) / Coggins test has been provided.
The GoPass® equine passport system supports the states that offer six-month CVIs / health certificates with a digital option. Veterinarians can create the GoPass online, submit it to their state electronically and provide owners with a digital pdf certificate.
GoPass certificates work exactly the same as a regular CVI / health certificate, but last six months.
Not all states participate in offering six-month heath certificates. Ask your veterinarian if the convenience of traveling with GoPass is offered, or contact your state animal health official about participation.
To find a veterinarian in your area, use our simple Find-A-Vet search tool. If your animal health practitioner is not listed, ask them to subscribe to GVL, or contact us to let us know the clinic name, contact and location.
Based on recent changes from state animal health officials, the GoPass system will be changing in 2019. The current GoPass certificates will not be offered beginning January 1, 2019. Instead, a new and improved EECVI solution will replace the current program.
GlobalVetLINK will continue to work with officials and veterinarians to provide a seamless solution. As the changes are finalized, more information will be provided.
If you have immediate questions about your state’s involvement in the current or future program, we encourage you to contact your state animal health department.