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  • 16 Sep 2019 4:58 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Effective October 2, 2019, the attached updated health certificates must be used for export of horses from the United States to Australia. A summary of the updates is also attached.

    Allison Bersinger, DVM, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Live Animal Exports: Middle East, India, Australia, New Zealand, USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, Strategy & Policy

    Sept 2019 updates to health certificates.pdf

    Vet_Cert__Export_Horses_USA_less than 60 days_final Sept 2019.pdf

    Vet_Cert_Export_Horses_USA_at least 60 days_final Sept 2019.pdf

  • 06 Sep 2019 3:30 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)
  • 03 Sep 2019 12:53 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    We have updated the Export Health Certificates (EHCs) for exports to the EU on GOV.UK, along with the Notes for Guidance. These can be found here. Following user feedback, we have improved its design to reduce the number of errors and to make them easier to complete.

    We would welcome your feedback and we will continue to refine the forms to ensure that they are as straightforward as possible to complete. Feedback can be submitted by email, please click here.

    As the forms are subject to constant revision, users should ONLY use the online version of the EHC. If an application is submitted on an older version the export will not be valid.

    We would be grateful if you’d pass this information onto your members.

    The Imports and Exports Team, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • 28 Aug 2019 9:39 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    New Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) conditions for dogs from Canada and the Republic of Korea

    Dogs exported on or after 2 December 2019 from Canada and the Republic of Korea are required to be fully vaccinated against CIV at least 14 days prior to export. Import permits will be granted with the new conditions from mid-September; however, if your dog will be exported prior to 2 December, the CIV condition will not apply.

  • 22 Aug 2019 3:33 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Migrations issue

  • 19 Aug 2019 11:09 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    From DEFRA:

    Travel preparation for pet owners for Christmas Travel

    As you know, our messaging advises pet owners planning to travel with their pets to Europe after Brexit to contact their vets at least four months before travel to prepare for all scenarios, including No Deal.

    We now want to remind pet owners planning a trip to the EU over the Christmas and New Year period that they need to speak to their vets before the end of August 2019 for guidance. 

    Check guidance on GOV.UK to know how to prepare (

    Dropbox of digital assets available for use: (link will open in recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari). 

    How to prepare to travel with your pet over Christmas and New Year in all scenarios 

    If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019, pet owners would need to visit their vet four months before travelling. They will need to ensure their pet has a microchip, an up-to-date rabies vaccination and a blood test to demonstrate sufficient levels of rabies antibody. The blood test needs to be carried out a minimum of 30 days after its last rabies vaccination (whether that’s a booster or initial vaccination) and a minimum of three calendar months before travel. A current EU pet passport issued in the UK will not be valid for travel to the EU. Instead, pet owners would need to apply an Animal Health Certificate no more than 10 days before travel.

    Camilla Chapman | Senior External Affairs Manager | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mobile: 07341 800071 | Email: | Address: Seacole Block, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

  • 15 Aug 2019 3:01 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

      and to host a CEIV AVI webinar on Tuesday, August 27th.  2 session are schedule to suit your schedule.

    Full details here.  

  • 12 Aug 2019 3:29 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)
  • 08 Aug 2019 8:27 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Please see attached information about APHIS's system for electronic issuance and endorsement of paper health certificate, called VEHCS. For health certificates issued and endorsed using this system, the health certificates will not contain pen-and-ink (wet) signature(s) nor the raised/ embossed APHIS seal. The attached contain this information as well as guidance for ATA members about how to check if VEHCS is accepted using APHIS websites. I have included a signed PDF as well as a word document as I was not sure which format was best for distribution to your membership.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


    Shanna Siegel, DVM, MPH, Director of Live Animal Exports, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services - Strategy and Policy

    P: 301-851-3455 and C: 240-563-2178

    WORD format

    PDF format

  • 02 Aug 2019 8:59 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Jetpets has been recognized as an ABA100 winner for Product Innovation in the Australian Brand Awards 2019 for their PP60C Travel Crate.


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