Horses, except suckling foals accompanying a negative dam, must be negative to an official equine infectious anemia (Coggins) test conducted within 12 months prior to the opening date of an exhibition.
Racetrack Import Requirements
In addition to Minnesota Board of Animal Health equine import and exhibition regulations, the Minnesota Racing Commission requires the following for horses entering Canterbury Park or Running Aces racetracks:
All horses (including pony/outrider horses) entering the grounds for the first time must be accompanied by an original Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health certificate) issued within ten (10) days of their arrival and a negative Coggins Test Certificate issued within 12 months of arrival. EHV-1 vaccination date and rectal temperature for each horse should be included on the health certificate. For those trainers shipping in and out, a copy of the health certificate valid for thirty (30) days will be available in the Commission’s veterinarian’s office upon request.
Every horse entering the enclosure of the racetrack must have been vaccinated by a veterinarian with an FDA approved modified live or killed virus vaccine specific for EHV-1 not less than 14 days and not more than 4 months prior to date of entry. The specific product used and expiration date as well as the date the horse was vaccinated must appear on the health certificate.
Horses with a health certificate originating from a state with suspect cases of Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) must also have a negative test for Babesia equi taken within the previous 12 months. Currently this includes Texas, but is subject to change.
Documents must be attached in an email sent to the Minnesota Racing Commission prior to arrival.