Occasionally it is necessary for horses to be transported overseas.

Usually, it is simply necessary to certify that the horse has not been exposed to any contagious disease, has been examined and is fit to travel, however export requirements vary greatly from country to country, and it is up to you the owner to ensure that these conditions have been met – in some cases certain laboratory tests may be compulsory.

If you are considering exporting a horse then please ensure you have left plenty of time to complete any diagnostics and examinations – for example results of laboratory work may not be available for 10-14 days or longer.

Please also book a vet to visit as far as possible in advance, and ensure that the necessary paperwork has been sent and that the horse’s passport is available at the time of examination.