Beginning in 2019, GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) will offer a new Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI) digital solution.
The new EECVI program will replace the current GoPass® six-month equine passport. GVL GoPass certificates may be written until December 31, 2018, and will be valid six months after creation where applicable (participation varies by state).
EECVI offers a better solution for frequent horse travelers to keep moving and stay compliant.
Presented by Montana State Veterinarian Dr. Martin Zaluski and Wyoming Assistant State Veterinarian Dr. Thach Winslow.
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While rules vary by state, traveling with horses often requires up-to-date Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVI / 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.
GVL developed EECVIs to support the states that offer six-month health certificates with a digital solution. Through the GVL software system, veterinarians can create an EECVI online, submit it to their state animal health official electronically and provide owners with online access to retrieve their travel permits 24/7.
Some states currently have legislation in place that prevents the use of extended health certificates, and therefore cannot participate in the EECVI program. At this time, over 20 states have expressed interest in being involved with the EECVI program. We will share those once the entirety of the program is finalized.
If you have questions about your state participating, we encourage you to contact your state animal health official. Contact information for each state may be found here: https://www.globalvetlink.com/resource-center/regulations/.
Ask your veterinarian if they offer GVL EECVI for the convenience of traveling with horses. 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 GlobalVetLINK, or contact us to let us know the clinic name, contact and location.