Taking your horse abroad?
At Shotter & Byers Equine Vets, we can assist you with exporting your horse. We work very closely with transport companies to certify horses fit to travel and complete the appropriate health certificates. We export several hundred horses each year to Europe, UAE, USA, Hong Kong, Argentina, Singapore and South Africa to name but a few.
The quarantine and testing process can be time consuming and regulations vary from country to country. Each country outside of the EU will have specific requirements. Plenty of time should be given for diagnostic testing and processing of health certificates. First and foremost, you must approach a registered exporter or DEFRA to apply for health papers for your horse to begin the process.
Depending on where you are planning to export your horse, will depend on the type of health certificate you will require. For EU countries, you will require an Intra Trade Animal Health Certificate. For Non-EU countries, you will require an Export Health Certificate. However, with BREXIT looming, this information is subject to change so if you are planning to export your horse any time soon, our advice would be to notify an exporter or DEFRA with as much time as possible in case any extra testing is required.