Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Document Extension Options for Equine Movement

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Division of Animal Industry is offering two options for Florida horse owners to extend the expiration of the Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (OCVI), aka health certificate. Both documents will extend the OCVI from 30 days to six months from the date of the veterinary exam.

The two extension options are:

  • The Equine Event Extension and
  • The Equine Interstate Passport Card

In addition to the two extension documents, a laminated card, the Negative EIA Verification Card, is being offered for use in Florida as proof of the required negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test. This card can be used as a more convenient proof of the EIA test document.

Equine Event Extension

  • This paper document, when accompanied by the OCVI and proof of negative EIA test, will be accepted by participating states for interstate movement to equine events.
  • This document is intended for owners whose horse resides in Florida and frequents equine events in participating states.
  • When the horse is traveling, the Equine Event Extension must be accompanied by proof of an official negative EIA test (Coggins form) and the original OCVI.
  • The Equine Event Extension is valid for six months from the date of the original OCVI or 12 months after the date of a negative EIA test, whichever is the earlier date. 
  • This document is not valid for change of ownership. Only the original VS form 10-11 (Coggins form) or an approved electronic EIA test record can be used for this purpose.
  • The states currently honoring the Florida Equine Event Extension are: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Equine Interstate Passport Card

  • This card will be accepted by participating states for interstate movement to equine events as proof of a negative EIA test and OCVI.  
  • This card is intended for owners whose horse resides in Florida and frequents equine events in participating states.
  • When the horse is traveling, the OCVI and EIA test document do not need to accompany the Equine Interstate Passport Card because the card contains the OCVI, EIA, owner and veterinarian information.
  • The Equine Interstate Passport Card is valid for six months from the date of the original OCVI or 12 months after the date of a negative EIA test, whichever is the earlier date. 
  • This card is not valid for change of ownership. Only the original VS form 10-11 or the approved electronic EIA test record can be used for this purpose.
  • The states currently honoring the Florida Equine Passport Card are: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Negative EIA Test Verification Card

  • This card will be accepted as proof of a negative EIA test within the state of Florida.
  • The card is valid only in Florida.
  • The card has the same expiration date as the official Coggins reporting form.
  • This card is not valid for change of ownership. Only the owner’s original VS form 10-11 or approved electronic EIA test record can be used for this purpose.

Fees

The Division of Animal Industry charges a nominal fee to provide this service:

Fees Table

Type of Card

Fee

Equine Event Extension

$10 for the first horse, and 
$5 for each additional horse

Equine Interstate Passport Card

$15 for the first horse on the application,
and 
$5 for each additional animal listed on the same application

Negative EIA Test Verification Card

$5 per card

Applications

For questions or to request applications for the Equine Cards or Event Extension, call (850) 410-0900 or email ecards@FreshFromFlorida.com.

Printable applications may also be obtained by visiting one of the following links: 

Picture Requirements 

The Equine Interstate Passport Card and Negative EIA Test Verification Card require digital pictures that show the horse’s entire left side, entire right side and front view of the entire head. Each view should have approximately 10 percent background bordering all four sides of the image. Applications can be submitted and digital images taken by individuals or veterinarians.

The Equine Event Extension does not require pictures.

Application Submission

Completed applications for the Equine Event Extension, Equine Interstate Passport Card or Negative EIA Test Verification Card with pictures, submitted on a CD or thumb drive, may be submitted by mail to FDACS, 407 S. Calhoun St., Room 329, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800 or emailed to ecards@FreshFromFlorida.com.

If emailing the application, please send pictures in .JPEG format and all supporting documents in PDF format, including payment receipt.

Alternatively, pictures and documentation may be sent through the department’s online payment system. Submission under the online payment system requires all documents to be submitted as a single file.

The Equine Event Extension does not require pictures.

Additional Requirement: Premises Registration

Anyone requesting an Equine Interstate Passport Card will be required to register the location where their horse resides. Applications for location/premises registration may be obtained by visiting Application for Premises Registration (FDACS-09215) [ Adobe PDF Document ] or by contacting (850) 410-0900.