Need help! I figured there are a lot of experienced horse people here.
The situ: Moving a horse from TX to KY. Vet in TX issued an eCVI or electronic Certificate of Veterinarian Inspection or electronic Health Certificate. Have original coggins for the transporter.
The transportation company has never heard of eCVI and requests original paper. According to vet in Texas, the original is the eCVI and printing the document is legal. Vet emailed transportation company the digital documents. Transportation company will look into it.
I’ve looked everywhere. According to the TX department, the eCVI is official as of 11/4/2014. According to KY AGR they simply require the horse to have the documents on hand, it does not state original, digital or otherwise. According to GlobalVetLink (the service) all 50 states accept the eCVI but doesn’t say anything about whether the document needs to be printed or not. According to my vet in Texas, when the eCVI is issued, the record is sent automatically to the receiving state and can be read with the record number.
Phew. Still with me? Sure hope so.
So now, I’m trying to find out if any other transporters have dealt with this and what to do. Because the last thing I want is to upset a transporter, but I’m 1000 miles from my horse and I want her here. Vet is overnighting me a fresh ink signed printout so that I can send that with my coggins and copy of reg papers to the company. Just in case.
Please and thank you!