Laws & Regulations


General requirements for interstate and intrastate movement of animals
Reportable Animal Diseases
Requirements for Entry into Kentucky
Sale and exhibition of Kentucky origin animals in Kentucky.
Treatment of imported mares
Treatment of imported stallions

Type of License:

CEM (Contagious Equine Metritis) Quarantine for Mares (aged over 731 days)

Licensing Period: Mares are quarantined upon arrival in Kentucky and remain under quarantine until testing requirements have been met and KDA issues a Quarantine Release Form
Fee Info: Application to Import and Premise Inspection Fee - $100 per application to import mares. $120 charge assessed per mare received at quarantine facility during regular hours. Additional overtime charge of $60/hr with a minimum of 2 hours apply for mares arriving on weekends or between 5:01pm and 6:59am. Overtime charge of $120/hr with a minimum of 2 hours apply for mares arriving on state recognized holidays.
Requirements: Application (typically VS Form 17-129) submitted by equine import broker. Inspection of facility by KDA Personnel and completed Import agreement signed by agent of quarantine facility. Completion by approved veterinarian of all prescribed testing and treatment listed on CEM Worksheet, Palpation letter signed by veterinarian (these documents are issued along with Notice of Quarantine).
Submit To: Office of State Veterinarian
109 Corporate Drive
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: 502-573-0282, ext. 3
Fax: 502-573-1020

Type of License:

Equine Event Permit

Licensing Period: Intrastate 1 year or until EIA or CVI Expires/Interstate 6 months in participating states
Fee Info: None
Requirements: Application signed by Veterinarian, Copy of EIA Test (Coggins), Original or carbon of Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, Digital Photos of Horse
Forms Needed: Equine Interstate Event Permit

Submit To: Office of State Veterinarian
109 Corporate Drive
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: 502-573-0282, ext. 3
Fax: 502-573-1020