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Importing Mares and Stallions into Kentucky From Contagious Equine Metritis-Affected Countries

USDA FINAL RULE - Published and Effective 3/13/2013
Please refer to the following links for updated information regarding CEM Import Quarantine Testing Protocol

Testing: Submission Forms
contact University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for Submission Guidlines

 

Breeding Shed Information - Listing of Imported Mares

Last Update - Friday May 27, 2016

Following is a listing of thoroughbred mares imported from CEM affected countries since June 1, 2015. Please remember that before these mares are bred you should receive a copy of the "Quarantine Release" - and if not included on the Quarantine Release - a copy of the CEM culture collected from the endometrium, indicating they have satisfactorily completed the CEM testing procedure. Each of these mares are to be bred last in the session.

In addition, remember that "MAIDEN MARES or MARES IMPORTED FROM NON-CEM AFFECTED COUNTRIES" ARE NOT INCLUDED ON THIS LIST. It is the breeding shed's responsibility to identify these mares when they are booked, and to insure that the proper testing has been satisfactorily completed. They need 2 sets swabs collected and cultured negative for CEM. A swab shall be collected from the endometrium and cultured for CEM. This swab may be included with either of the required sets of swabs, or in the case of a pregnant mare, this swab may be collected after foaling. These mares are to be prophylactically scrubbed and are bred last in the session.

Also, please remember to notify the State Veterinarian's Office whenever an imported mare is covered by one of your stallions. We need the name of the covering stallion, breeding date, imported mare's name and boarding farm including the correct mailing address. In addition, we need the same information for the next three mares covered by the same stallion.

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LAST UPDATED on Friday May 27, 2016

THOROUGHBRED MARES IMPORTED INTO KENTUCKY FROM CEM AFFECTED COUNTRIES
Arriving After June 1, 2015

Note: Does Not Include:
(1) Maiden Fillies Over 2yrs Of Age Imported As Racing Fillies
(2) Mares/Fillies Imported From Countries Not Included on the USDA List of CEM Affected Countries
(3) Mares/Fillies Imported and Clearing CEM Quarantine Outside of Kentucky
*New Indicates Updated Since Last Report - Hint use Ctrl+F to find mares by name

Updated MARE FARM Arrived Released Endo
  ACTING TALENT CASTLE PARK STUD 09/01/15 09/25/15
  AL BEEDA CONSIDINE FARM 10/20/15 11/09/15 10/29/15
  AMBER ISLE DENALI STUD 05/20/15 06/12/15
  AQSAAM SHADWELL FARM 07/20/15 08/11/15 02/16/16
  AS GOOD AS GOLD CREEK VIEW FARM 11/10/15 12/04/15 11/19/15
  ASIYA SHADWELL FARM 09/11/15 10/05/15
  ASTORGS GALAXY MT BRILLIANT FARM 05/19/15 06/12/15 02/15/16
  ATAYEB SHADWELL FARM 07/20/15 08/11/15 03/07/16
  ATHENIAN BROOKDALE FARM 09/18/15 10/09/15 01/27/16
  AUCTION ASHFORD STUD 12/15/15 01/08/16 03/25/16
  AUSUS SHADWELL FARM 09/11/15 10/05/15 02/19/16
  BASAATA SHADWELL FARM 07/20/15 08/11/15 02/12/16
  BASHOOSHA SHADWELL FARM 07/20/15 08/11/15 02/22/16
  BEHNASA AIRDRIE STUD 01/08/16 02/01/16 01/19/16
  BERGAMOT ORANGE JUDDMONTE FARM 11/15/15 12/07/15 11/30/15
  BLUEBELL VALKYRE STUD 01/12/16 01/29/16 01/21/16
  BRAGGING JUDDMONTE FARM 11/08/15 12/07/15 11/30/15
  CHEROKEE ASHFORD STUD 10/10/15 11/04/15 02/29/16
  CHERRY HINTON CREEK VIEW FARM 11/10/15 12/04/15 03/07/16
  CIRCLE OF LIFE ASHFORD STUD 09/15/15 10/12/15 04/14/16
  COMEDY QUEEN STONERSIDE STABLE, DARLEY 11/17/15 12/04/15 11/23/15
  CRYING SHAME CREEK VIEW FARM 01/12/16 01/29/16 02/18/16
  CURSORY GLANCE OAK TREE FARM 11/17/15 12/11/15 11/30/15
  DAME MARIE MT BRILLIANT FARM LLC 12/15/15 01/04/16 02/16/16
  DANCE WITH ANOTHER CREEK VIEW FARM 09/15/15 10/02/15 02/24/16
  DEBONNAIRE MT BRILLIANT FARM LLC 03/04/16 03/18/16 03/11/16
  DESERT CLASSIC MT BRILLIANT FARM LLC 11/24/15 12/11/15 02/15/16
  DESERT FANTASY CALUMET FARM 09/15/15 10/02/15 05/06/16
*New DESSERT SHADWELL FARM 09/11/15 10/05/15 05/09/16
  DIAMONDSANDRUBIES CREEK VIEW FARM 11/24/15 12/18/15 12/03/15
  DOLDRUMS FRANKFORT PARK FARM 03/01/16 03/21/16 03/09/16
  DUNDALK DUST WINSTAR FARM 09/22/15 10/26/15
  EASTER ASHFORD STUD 10/04/15 11/16/15 11/02/15
  EMERALD GOLD HILL N DALE FARM 09/15/15 10/02/15
  FAIRYTALE ENDING CREEK VIEW FARM 09/15/15 10/02/15
  FAMOUS MT BRILLIANT FARM LLC 11/24/15 12/11/15 02/01/16
  FIRE FAIRY FOXBOROUGH FARM 05/19/15 06/08/15
  FLASH DANCE HAGYARD FARM 10/16/15 11/09/15 02/29/16
  FLY PAST CREEK VIEW FARM 09/15/15 10/02/15 03/02/16
  FRONT IN LINE ASHFORD STUD 12/15/15 01/08/16 12/23/15
  GAMBLE CALUMET FARM 09/15/15 10/08/15 10/01/15
  GARCIA DIRECTA BROOKDALE FARM 09/18/15 10/09/15
  GLORIFICATION WOODSTOCK FARM 01/16/16 02/18/16 01/19/16
  GOOSEBERRY FOOL MT BRILLIANT FARM LLC 12/01/15 12/22/15
  GOSLING ATHENS WOOD FARM 02/02/16 02/18/16 02/11/16
  GRACIE SQUARE ASHFORD STUD 11/01/15 11/23/15 03/08/16
  GUILTLESS WOODS EDGE FARM 12/15/15 01/08/16 12/22/15
  HIGHWAY MARY WATER MAPLE FARM 01/08/16 02/01/16 01/18/16
  HUNTER'S MARK WINCHESTER FARM 10/10/15 10/30/15 02/25/16
  I AM BEAUTIFUL CREEK VIEW FARM 01/12/16 01/29/16 04/25/16
  ICE MINT ASHFORD STUD 11/17/15 12/11/15 11/30/15
  ICON PROJECT LANES END FARM 01/08/16 02/05/16 05/04/16
  INDY BLAZE HILL N DALE FARM 11/24/15 12/11/15
  INFAMOUS MT BRILLIANT FARM LLC 11/17/15 12/04/15 02/12/16
  JOYFUL HOPE BROOKDALE FARM 08/14/15 08/28/15 08/20/15
  LADY NOUF ASHFORD STUD 03/01/16 03/22/16 03/10/16
  LE PRIX DU SAINT CALUMET FARM 09/15/15 10/02/15 03/28/16
  LISTEN DEAR DROMOLAND FARM 02/09/16 02/29/16 02/18/16
  LOUDLY FOXBOROUGH FARM 02/02/16 02/19/16 02/11/16
  MADAME CLOUSEAU FOXBOROUGH FARM 05/19/15 06/08/15
  MAGICAL STEPS CREEK VIEW FARM 10/13/15 10/26/15 03/15/16
  MAYBE ASHFORD STUD 10/10/15 11/04/15 01/19/16
  MOHINI CREEK VIEW FARM 01/12/16 01/29/16 01/21/16
  MONTJESS FOXBOROUGH FARM 12/15/15 01/01/16 12/22/15
  MORE HENNESSY CREEK VIEW FARM 10/13/15 10/26/15 03/30/16
  MULTILINGUAL JUDDMONTE FARM 11/15/15 12/07/15 11/30/15
  NIEVE CALUMET FARM 09/15/15 10/02/15 04/01/16
  NO DELUSION GAINSBOROUGH FARM, DARLEY 11/17/15 12/09/15 11/23/15
  OUTSTANDING ASHFORD STUD 10/04/15 10/28/15 10/12/15
  PERIHELION BROOKDALE FARM 01/08/16 01/29/16
  PHOTOSPHERE ATHENS WOOD FARM 02/02/16 02/18/16 02/11/16
  PONTCHATRAIN HILL N DALE FARM 09/15/15 10/02/15
  QUALITY PEARL HUNTER VALLEY FARM 12/15/15 01/04/16
  RACE FOR THE STARS CREEK VIEW FARM 11/10/15 12/04/15 11/19/15
  RAGS TO RICHES ASHFORD STUD 09/15/15 10/12/15 04/21/16
  REIMPOSE BROOKDALE FARM 06/24/15 07/13/15
  SANTA CATARINA CREEK VIEW FARM 11/10/15 12/04/15 11/19/15
  SEDUCING CALUMET FARM 09/15/15 10/02/15
  SENSE OF EMIRATES WATER MAPLE FARM 12/15/15 01/13/16 12/27/15
  SEQUESTER OAK TREE FARM 01/08/16 01/29/16 01/18/16
  SETA ASHFORD STUD 12/15/15 01/08/16 12/23/15
  SHEBA'S HUMOR HUNTER VALLEY FARM 06/09/15 06/29/15
  SLOW SAND ASHFORD STUD 11/17/15 12/11/15 11/30/15
  SOLDATA HAGYARD FARM 10/16/15 11/09/15 02/29/16
  SONG DROMOLAND FARM 02/09/16 02/29/16 02/18/16
  SOUTH BANK JUDDMONTE FARM 11/15/15 12/07/15 11/30/15
  STARLIKE WOODS EDGE FARM 03/01/16 03/18/16 03/08/16
  STORMY SUNDAY MILLFORD FARM 06/24/15 07/10/15 04/07/16
  SUNSHINE REGAE STONEREATH STUD 11/01/15 11/20/15
*New TAHFEEZ SHADWELL FARM 09/11/15 10/05/15 05/11/16
  TAHRIR SHADWELL FARM 12/01/15 12/28/15 12/18/15
  TAPESTRY CREEK VIEW FARM 11/24/15 12/18/15 12/03/15
  TASEEL SHADWELL FARM 07/20/15 08/11/15 02/22/16
  TETRATINA OAK TREE FARM 01/08/16 01/29/16 01/18/16
  TOGETHER FOREVER CREEK VIEW FARM 11/10/15 12/04/15 11/19/15
  TOOGOODTOBETRUE CREEK VIEW FARM 11/10/15 12/04/15 11/19/15
  TREE CHOPPER CREEK VIEW FARM 11/10/15 12/04/15 04/18/16
  TWO ITEM LIMIT MILL RIDGE FARM 10/10/15 11/02/15
  UNREVEALED DROMOLAND FARM 04/03/16 04/19/16 04/11/16
  UNWOUND DROMOLAND FARM 04/03/16 04/19/16 04/11/16
  URBAN BALL DARBY DAN FARM 09/08/15 10/05/15 03/04/16
  UROOBAH SHADWELL FARM 09/11/15 10/05/15 03/04/16
  VALLEE DES REVES CREEK VIEW FARM 11/24/15 12/18/15 12/03/15
  VELVETY JONABELL FARM, DARLEY 11/17/15 12/04/15 11/23/15
  VIED CASTLE PARK STUD 09/01/15 09/25/15 04/04/16
  VIRGINIA WATER CREEK VIEW FARM 11/10/15 12/04/15
  VISIT COPENHAGEN HUNTER VALLEY FARM 06/09/15 06/29/15
  VOYELLE WATER MAPLE FARM 01/08/16 02/01/16 01/18/16
  WADING ASHFORD STUD 12/15/15 01/08/16 02/10/16
  WALTZING MATILDA LANES END FARM 08/01/15 08/21/15 03/17/16
  WATERWAY RUN MT BRILLIANT FARM LLC 12/15/15 01/04/16
  WEDDING VOW CREEK VIEW FARM 11/10/15 12/04/15 11/19/15
  WHO IS CAMILLE WINSTAR FARM 09/22/15 10/26/15 03/21/16
  WID SHADWELL FARM 07/20/15 08/11/15 03/25/16
  ZARIDIYA AIRDRIE STUD 01/08/16 02/01/16 01/19/16
  ZIFENA BROOKDALE FARM 12/15/15 01/04/16

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Imported Mare Listing FAQs

QUESTION: AN IMPORTED MARE HAS RETURNED TO THE BREEDING SHED ON HER NEXT ESTRUS CYCLE. CAN SHE BE COVERED? DOES SHE HAVE TO BE THE LAST MARE BRED? DO THE MARES THAT FOLLOW HER NEED A CF TEST?

ANSWER: The imported mare can be covered. If results have been returned negative from the 3 mares that followed her after the first cover she can be bred at any point in the session. If results have not yet been received from each of the three mares, she should be bred at the end of the session. There is no requirement that the three mares bred following this cover be CF Tested.

QUESTION: A MARE THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY FOLLOWED AN IMPORTED MARE HAS RETURNED TO THE BREEDING SHED HER NEXT ESTRUS CYCLE, BLOOD HAS BEEN DRAWN - BUT RESULTS NOT YET RETURNED. CAN SHE BE COVERED? DOES SHE HAVE TO BE THE LAST MARE BRED? DO THE MARES THAT FOLLOW HER NEED A CF TEST?

ANSWER: The mare can be covered at any point in the session. There is no requirement that the three mares which are bred after her be CF Tested. If the mare is returning prior to the date that the blood could have been drawn, she is still required to be bled on the schedule of the Imported Mare she previously followed. If the mare is being booked after the date the blood should have been drawn but hasn't yet been done - the manager of the mare should be made aware that proof of blood being drawn should accompany her to the shed.

QUESTION: IF AN IMPORTED MARE IS ONE OF THE FIRST THREE MARES THAT FOLLOWS AN IMPORTED MARE, IS SHE REQUIRED TO BE CF TESTED 15 - 25 DAYS POST BREEDING?

ANSWER: Yes

Looking at the example below, will give an idea of how this should be reported to the State Veterinarian's Office:
StallionA covers in succession
ImportA - DomesticB - ImportC - DomesticD - DomesticE - ImportF

The Reporting would look like:
Import Mare Bred: ImportA
First After: DomesticB
Second After: ImportC
Third After: DomesticD
Comments: ImportC is an Imported Mare;

Import Mare Bred: ImportC
First After: DomesticD
Second After: DomesticE
Third After: ImportF
Comments: DomesticD also Third after ImportA

In this example DomesticD would be required to have 1 blood sample drawn and CF Tested.

QUESTION: WHAT DO I DO WITH A DOMESTIC MARE WHO WAS BRED FOLLOWING AN IMPORTED MARE, AND WHEN DOUBLED FOLLOWED A SECOND IMPORTED MARE?

Comment: Recognizing the Post-Breeding CF Test as a surveillance, not a diagnostic tool: A negative result would provide information that neither of the two imported mares transmitted CEM to the covering stallion. If the result is reported other than positive, the other mares' results could provide the needed diagnostic information so far as introduction is concerned.

ANSWER: Looking at the example below, will give an idea of how this should be reported to the State Veterinarian's Office...with DomesticD being the mare in question:

ImportA covered 2/14 -3rd session
DomesticB covered 2/14 -1st session
DomesticC covered 2/15 -2nd session
DomesticD covered 2/15 -3rd session

ImportB covered 2/16 -1st session
DomesticD covered 2/16 -2nd session
DomesticE covered 2/16 -3rd session
DomesticF covered 2/17 -1st session

Report as
Import Mare Bred = Import A
First After: Domestic B
Second After: Domestic C
Third After: Domestic D

Report as
Import Mare Bred = Import B
First After: Domestic D
Second After: Domestic E
Third After: Domestic F

Comment: Domestic D - Doubled, was also third after Import A on 2/15 cover.

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Contagious Equine Metritis

Importation Program - History and Guidelines of Program

Kentucky is approved by the USDA to accept both mares and stallions from countries considered by the USDA as being affected with Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM). We accept and clear from quarantine in excess of 300 mares and 25 stallions here in Kentucky annually. During the course of the quarantine the animal undergoes a series of tests and treatments to determine that the animal is not infected with CEM. All of the work done on the animal during the quarantine is performed under the supervision of a representative from the Department of Agriculture by a private practitioner who is licensed and accredited to practice in Kentucky.

In the past the length of the quarantine varied with each mare. Non pregnant mares most often were cleared and released from the quarantine in as little as 35 days. Pregnant mares however remained quarantined until a final set of cultures were obtained post foaling. Recent changes in the regulations now make it possible for all mares to complete the prescribed testing and treatments in as little as three weeks. With regard to the male animal; again all work is performed under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture by a private practitioner. In the past the quarantine period on stallions was approximately 55 days. Again, the prescribed testing and treatment requirements were changed and now stallions can be completed in as little as 38 days. In order to determine that the stallion is not infected with CEM the animal is bred to two mares and the mares are then subsequently tested for the detection of CEM bacteria.

Kentucky is unique in that it is the only state we know of which requires some degree of CEM testing on all equine animals which have ever been in any foreign country (Canada is sole exception) for any purpose after the animal reached 731 days of age. This testing must be completed before the animal is permitted entry into a breeding shed or facility. Any stallion wishing to stand at stud in Kentucky, which has been outside of the United States (except for Canada) is required to undergo the test breeding procedure. Again this takes about 38 days to complete. Any mare (even maiden fillies) which has been outside of the United States (except for Canada) are required to have a minimum of two sets of cultures before being eligible to be bred in Kentucky. This procedure takes no fewer than (ten) 10 days.

EQUINE IMPORTS - Breeding Equine from CEM Affected Countries
KENTUCKY CEM IMPORTATION PROGRAM STATISTICS
YEAR Mares Thbrd WrmBlds Stallions Thbrd WrmBlds TOTAL
1987 100 87 13 8 1 7 108
1988 153 119 34 3 1 2 156
1989 91 57 34 2 0 2 93
1990 64 55 9 5 2 3 69
1991 91 81 10 7 2 5 98
1992 108 96 12 2 0 2 110
1993 76 58 18 8 3 5 84
1994 158 128 30 7 1 6 165
1995 140 128 12 14 4 10 154
1996 208 136 72 15 4 11 223
1997 245 190 55 25 2 23 270
1998 361 215 146 29 1 28 390
1999 384 241 143 28 2 26 412
2000 444 248 196 30 2 28 474
2001 266 205 61 26 3 23 292
2002 313 174 139 23 2 21 336
2003 290 131 159 28 2 26 318
2004 387 168 219 42 7 35 429
2005 355 172 183 23 2 21 378
2006 342 128 214 24 3 21 366
2007 315 119 196 20 2 18 335
2008 203 133 70 11 2 9 214
2009 182 135 47 19 2 17 201
2010 119 69 50 14 0 14 133
2011 170 130 40 2 0 2 172
2012 137 71 66 9 0 9 146
2013 202 133 69 10 2 8 212
2014 195 123 72 17 5 12 212
2015 192 110 82 16 4 12 208
Updated on 2/01/2016

Imported Mare TrendsImported Stallion Trends

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EQUINE IMPORTS - Equine from Non CEM Countries

Imported Equine Not Quarantined Upon Arrival Includes:
1) Equine from non C.E.M. affected countries
2) Equine less than 731 days of age at the time of Importation
3) Thoroughbred horses from England, Ireland or France which are certified as having not been on a breeding premise since reaching 731 days of age.
4) Geldings.

The following information indicates the number of equine imported into Kentucky for the period 1992 thru 2004 which were not required by the USDA's Federal Code of Regulations to be quarantined and successfully complete the C.E.M. testing and treatment requirements upon their arrival in Kentucky.

Our own State Administrative Regulations do require the successful completion of Prescribed CEM Tests before the animal is eligible to be bred: Follow this link for an outline of the testing requirements for FEMALES or MALES

COUNTRY 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
AUSTRIA 6
BELGIUM 33 28 23 21 22 6 22 5   5 1
DENMARK   1   1         2   14
UNITED KINGDOM 24 31 47 48 60 44 64 105 192 170 122
FINLAND                      
FRANCE 17 36 16 5 22 9 9 18 19 11 19
GERMANY 8 25 17 12 6 14 3 11 15 15 31
HUNGARY     2                
IRELAND 64 55 62 28 49 17 71 21 44 63 120
ITALY 1 3 1       2       1
JAPAN 6 9 7 2   5 1 10 10 7 6
NETHERLANDS 47 24 33 26 11 32 24 37 42 87 57
NORWAY                 1    
POLAND           3          
SPAIN 1           1        
SWEDEN     3 2   3 4 7 10 8 7
SWITZERLAND 1     1              
TOTAL 208 212 211 146 170 133 201 214 335 366 378
Last Updated: 12/31/15

NOTE: 2009/2010 Data is 'Incomplete' and does not include all horses imported into Kentucky through the Miami Animal Import Center. *Includes 447 horses imported in 2010 through the Temporary CVG Facility for horses imported to participate at WEG. Last Updated on 03/01/2012

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Outline of the testing requirements for Females

Guidelines: C.E.M. Testing and Treatment Requirements:
1. MAIDEN MARES OVER 731 DAYS OF AGE AT TIME OF IMPORTATION
2. MARES IMPORTED FROM NON CEM AFFECTED COUNTRIES These mares are not routinely quarantined by The Division of Animal Health; however, they must meet the following testing and treatment requirements prior to entering a Kentucky Breeding Shed. When booking, the imported mare shall be the last mare covered during the current session. Obtain two sets of cultures from the clitoral sinuses and clitoral fossa with a minimum of 72 hours between obtaining the two sets of cultures. Obtain a swab from the endometrium. This swab may be included with either of the required sets of swabs, or in the case of a pregnant mare, this swab may be collected after foaling. The imported mare shall be the last mare bred during the current session. The next three mares bred to the same stallion shall have a C.F. test taken 15 to 25 days post breeding. These requirements are subject to change without notice

Import from a Foreign Country

For the purpose of the C.E.M. regulations, equine animals over 731 days of age at the time of importation coming from any country outside the continental United States, it's territories and possessions, with the sole exception being Canada, must meet some standard of C.E.M. testing and treatment prior to being bred in Kentucky. Animals imported from countries which are believed to be affected with C.E.M. are placed under an order of quarantine until all testing and treatment requirements are completed and reported as negative.

    The countries listed below are defined by the United States Department of Agriculture as being affected with C.E.M. and listed on April 24, 2013:

    or click this link for the pulblished Current list of CEM Affected Countries 

  • Member States of the European Union
    Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta
    The Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain
    Sweden - and the United Kingdom [England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, and Northern Ireland])

  • Countries of the former Yugoslavia (includes Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonian, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro)

  • Guinea Bissau

  • Japan

  • South Africa

  • Switzerland

TESTING REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE * If any of the three cultures are reported as overgrown, and treatment has begun, a prescribed time must elapse from the time of the last treatment before the mare can be recultured. It is recommended that the scrubbing and packing not begin until the final set of cultures is reported as negative.