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South Dakota is now accepting EECVI's

(Extended Equine Health Certificates)

Available now in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, ID, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NM, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV and WY.


  • To be eligible to use an EECVI, the horse must have a veterinary exam, a current negative Equine Infectious Anemia test (Coggins), as well as official identification which may include a USDA approved microchip, photographs, or lifetime brand inspection card from the SD Brand Board.
  • Prior to Travel, the owner must:

  • Login to the web portal and provide horse information, origin, destination, and date of travel.
  • Retain the travel permit (in either paper or electronic format) issued by the system.
  • Assess the horse for signs of illness - if the horse has shown signs of sickness within seven days of movement, a veterinarian must clear the horse prior to interstate movement.
  • Veterinarian:

  • Examines the horse.
  • Confirms the identification.
  • Confirms a negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test. If the EIA test is not valid for at least six more months, a new EIA test can be drawn, or the system will shorten the expiration date of the EECVI to the date when the EIA test expires.
  • Producers or veterinarians interested in using or providing this service are encouraged to contact GVL or (515) 817-5704 and visit their website, which includes training videos and other information. Questions may also be directed to the SD State Veterinarian's office.