From time to time we fly horses to the USA arriving either into Los Angeles, New York or Miami. Our aim is to make all procedures as easy and comfortable as possible for you and your horse.
Importing a horse to the USA from Australia is relatively simple. There is no requirement for vaccinations, bloodtesting or pre-export quarantine prior to departure from Australia. Although blood testing prior to export from Australia is not mandatory, it has become a standard procedure and is always highly recommended to ensure a horse returns a negative result on arrival in USA.
On arrival in the USA all horses must undergo a standard USDA post import quarantine for a period of 72 hours. During this time blood samples for EIA (Equine Infectious Anaemia) , EVA (Equine Virus Arteritis) are taken plus a number of other tests for diseases which are not found in Australia — all tests must return a negative result.
Stallions — a set of CEM swabs must be taken within 30 days of export from the prepuce, urethral sinus, fossa glandis and the distal urethra. Bloods will also be taken at the same time.
On arrival in the USA, stallions are required to complete a further CEM quarantine immediately after the initial 3 days. This will be completed at an official USDA approved farm and will involve three sets of swabs being taken prior to the stallion undergoing a specific test breeding programme which will take between 30-45 days.
Currently horses can be exported to the USA departing from either Sydney or Melbourne International Airports.
For more information on specific requirements for exports from Australia to USA, please contact our office.