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The Longines Masters L.A. | October 2015

October 1st-4th, 2015

Apollo Equine Transport is an affiliated horse transporter for this year's 2015 Longines Masters of Los Angeles. This..
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Exporting from USA

We know how stressful it is to plan a flight and get ready for your trip. But what about your horse? Who books his/her ticket, organizes their blood testing and health papers? Apollo Equine can make all arrangements for your companion and take that stress away from you working alongside your veterinarian.

Each country of destination has their own health requirements we must meet before your horse can fly. We along with your veterinarian can schedule pre-export quarantine, blood draw, testing, check vaccination records and help prepare all international health papers. All health papers must be pre-approved before being endorsed by the USDA. We make the booking with the airline, we can organize transportation to the airport, get your health papers endorsed by the USDA, personalize the care of your horse and coordinate with the import agent in your country of destination.

 

Horses being exported on permanent status to Europe:

  • Horses must be in isolation for a minimum of thirty (30) days, under the supervision of the USDA in the state of isolation.

  • Horses must be vaccinated against Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis within six (6) months or at least thirty (30) days prior to export.

  • Must have a negative coggins (AGID) test for Equine Infectious Anemia within thirty (30) days of export.

  • Must have a negative Vesicular Stomatitis test within 21 days of the export, with result at a dilution of 1 in 12

  • In the case of an uncastrated male, a blood (or virus isolation test on a semen sample) test for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) needs to be taken with a negative result within twenty-one (21) days of export.

  • In the case of an uncastrated male that has been vaccinated for EVA, USDA requires proof of negative blood test and letter from the veterinarian stating the date when the horse was vaccinated.

  • Horses must be registered. Either have an FEI passport, Breed Registry papers or Jockey Club registration papers. A copy of these documents must be presented with the export health papers. Horses must travel with passports or registration papers.

 

Horses being exported on temporary status to Europe:

Under temporary health status, your horse is allowed to stay in the foreign country for 90 days or less.

  • Must be isolated at the LAX export facility for a minimum of 5 hours, under USDA supervision

  • Horses must be vaccinated against Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis within six (6) months or at least thirty (30) days prior to export.

  • Must have a negative coggins (AGID) test for Equine Infectious Anemia within three months (90 days) days of export.

  • Must have a negative Vesicular Stomatitis test within 10 days of the export, with result at a dilution of 1 in 12

  • In the case of an uncastrated male, a blood (or virus isolation test on a semen sample) test for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) needs to be taken with a negative result within twenty-one (21) days of export.

  • In the case of an uncastrated male that has been vaccinated for EVA, USDA requires proof of negative blood test and letter from the veterinarian stating the date when the horse was vaccinated.

  • Horses must be registered. Either have an FEI passport, Breed Registry papers or Jockey Club registration papers. A copy of these documents must be presented with the export health papers. Horses must travel with passports or registration papers.

 

Horses being exported to Mexico:

  • The animals remained in the United States during the 60 days prior to export.

  • Must have negative results for equine infectious anemia (AGID, Coggins) or ELISA, within 60 days prior to export.

  • Horses have not been on premises infected with CEM and are not epidemiologically linked to infected premises or animals diagnosed with CEM, during the 12 months prior to export.

  • Horses must be registered. Either have an FEI passport, Breed Registry papers or Jockey Club registration papers. A copy of these documents must be presented with the export health papers. Horses must travel with passports or registration papers. 


**All blood tests and health papers MUST be completed by a an accredited veterinarian who is registered with the USDA in the state of practice.

 

We can also apply for an ATA Carnet  for you, if your horse (and tack) will return to the USA within a year. An ATA Carnet is  an international customs and temporary export-import document. It is used to clear customs in 85 countries and territories without paying duties and import taxes on merchandise that will be re-exported within 12 months.  Carnets are also known as Merchandise Passports or Passports for Goods. Carnets facilitate temporary imports into foreign countries and re-importation into the U.S. By presenting an ATA Carnet document to foreign customs, you pass duty free and import tax free into a carnet country for up to one year.

If your horse has luggage (tack/equipment), we can make arrangements to have it flown with your horse to your country of destination. 

If you have a mare or stallion that will return to the USA withing 60 days of export, we can apply for a re-entry permit. This authorizes your horse to enter back into the U.S.A. under CEM exemption.

An import agent in your country of destination will organize the import clearance, veterinary clearance, customs and can also assist with ground transportation to stable of destination. Horses traveling on permanent status or not on an ATA Carnet are subject to customs import tolls, taxes and duties.


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