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.
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.
MARE: $ 1,750.00 incl. deworming & vaccination
STALLION: please ask for fee