Regulations and Assessments
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.
Chapter 4(A) Health Certificate for Equidae Blood Products Intended for Technical Purposes
Advisory regarding commercial documents e.g. company certificates of origin or analysis: APHIS believes that consignments of blood products may be rejected by EU border inspection posts if the consignments are accompanied by commercial documents containing more specific information than the below certificates. APHIS strongly recommends that exporters not include commercial documents (or other paper work) with the consignments that make any claims regarding the origin of the blood products or about other information addressed in these certificates. The pre-lined out versions below contain the most specific assurances APHIS can provide for these consignments.
General Information- May 2011 (pdf 118kb)
Please select the appropriate version below:
Untreated blood and blood products [APHIS cannot endorse this version of the certificate for plasma or plasma derivatives if the collection facility (which must be noted in section I.28 of the certificate) is in the United States. Plasma and plasma derivatives derived from equidae blood collected in the United States must be treated prior to export.]
Heat-treated (65C for 3 hours) blood and blood products
Heat-treated (80C) blood products
pH-treated blood and blood products
Irradiated blood and blood products
The below versions should be utilized when combinations of blood products treated in different ways are shipped together (e.g. some products are processed using heat treatment, and others with irradiation) or when the source blood was not entirely collected from live animals (e.g. if some of the source blood was collected at slaughter).
To utilize these versions, the inappropriate text must be lined out prior to endorsement. The text must be lined-out consistent with the pertinent versions above.
Last Modified: March 28, 2012