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CEM Quarantine
To protect the US Equine industry, horses from foreign countries must be negative for certain contagious diseases. To accomplish this testing 1 or 2 steps are required.

The first step is carried out by the US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Horses imported from Europe enter the country at JFK Airport and are then transported to Newburg, NY for 2-3 days while blood tests for Dourine, Glanders, Equine Infectious Anemia, and Piroplasmosis (Babesia) are conducted. After being declared negative for these diseases, these horses are released into the country. Horses under 731 days old and geldings of any age are then allowed to travel to their new home in America.

Mares and stallions over 731 days old must also be tested for a sexually transmitted disease known as Contagious Equine Metritis or CEM. USDA


Our quarantine facility is located in Aiken, SC - transportation from the USDA quarantine in Newburg, NY or Miami, FL to the CEM-quarantine can be organized.

Quarantine fee:

MARE: $ 1,750.00 incl. deworming & vaccination

STALLION: please ask for fee




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