Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Race Horses that Race in Wyoming are Subject to New Health Certificate Requirements

Attention horse racers and horse racing enthusiasts! The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission has issued an order that "no horse shall enter or be allowed to stable on the grounds of a permitted Pari-Mutuel Event after September 8th, 2016 without first providing a negative Theleria equi cELISA test or documentation of a pending test." As always, be sure that your horses have had the necessary tests and that health certificates are kept up to date.

The UDAF State Veterinarian received a letter from the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission announcing the new requirement and reminding horse owners the make sure all necessary tests and health certificates are up to date and with you when you travel. The letter goes on to state: "The health certificate is valid when it is made by a licensed veterinarian in the state where the examination was made. It is current if it is dated not more than ten (10) days prior to the date the horse arrives at a Wyommg race track for the first time in a calendar year and anytime he is shipped. A horse requires a new health certificate each time he is shipped. The certificate shall include the temperature of the horse at the time he is examined. The permittee conducting the race meeting ls responsible for compliance with this ruling."

If you have any questions about the requirements, contact your local veterinarian or the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission: Phone: (307) 265-4015.