All horses being permanently exported to China from Australia must complete the following:
- 30 Days pre-export isolation / quarantine at a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) approved quarantine stable in Australia
- All horses must be micro-chipped
- Blood testing to include, but not limited to;
- EIA (Equine Infectious Anaemia)
- EVA (Equine Virus Arteritis) – colts and entire males.
- Hendra Virus
- EHV (Equine Herpes Virus)
- EI (Equine Influenza)
- Preventative veterinary treatments in line with Chinese import protocol
- Vaccination course for Japanese Encephalitis
- Treatment for Internal and External Parasites
- Post-arrival quarantine
All blood tests must return a negative result from the testing laboratory to be eligible to travel.
China will send animal quarantine officials to the quarantine / isolation premises of export horses, testing laboratories and quarantine facilities to co-operate with Australian Veterinarians and DAWR to monitor quarantine and ensure Chinese import protocols are being met.
All horses will be inspected by an appointed Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) Veterinary Officer prior to export.
It is not possible to export a horse from Australia to China if it has been vaccinated against Hendra Virus as the vaccination will cause a positive result when blood tested for this disease. When purchasing horses for export to China, you MUST ensure that they have not bee vaccinated against the Hendra Virus. Equine International Airfreight can check if a horse has been vaccinated against the Hendra Virus , provided the horse has been micro-chipped.
Pregnant mares must not be over 300 days since last service date at the time of export.
Prior to shipment all veterinary requirements, vaccinations, quarantine, export documentation and any blood testing will be co-ordinated by EIAF.
Currently horses can be exported to China (Shanghai) departing from Sydney International Airport. For large numbers of horses, a charter service can be obtained for shipments to other regions in China.
For more information on specific requirements for exports from Australia to China please contact our office.