Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal will be exported, the area in which your office is located.
HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION
USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature
Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.
The health certificates for export of horses from the United States to Australia were updated. The updated health certificates must be used effective October 2, 2019. A summary of the updates can be found here.
Note: In addition to the export health certificate, Australia requires an Appendix B certificate when the horse has been in the country of export for less than 60 days:
For horses traveling from the United States to an approved country and then to Australia (within the 60 days before export to Australia), the above Appendix B must be issued by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS.
For horses traveling from an approved country to the United States and then to Australia (within the 60 days before export to Australia), an Appendix B must be obtained from the country the horse resided in before traveling to the United States.
Appendix B can be issued retroactively if required
For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed above, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.