Important HISA Deadlines Approaching For Equine Tests, Vaccines

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority has reminded all horsemen that Jan. 1, 2023, is the deadline to have all required vaccines and tests recorded on the HISA portal for all covered horses.

On this date, HISA will start enforcing the regulation. As required by HISA Rule 2134, a horse will be prevented from racing if the vaccines and tests are not listed on a horse’s health records or not up to date. Along with a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and a Coggins test, required vaccines are encephalitides, rabies, tetanus, influenza and rhinopneumonitis.

If a health certificate is submitted for a horse at a licensed racetrack facility or training center and is then transported directly to another licensed facility within the same state, another health certificate is not required to be provided. However, if the horse is transported from a licensed racetrack or training center to an unlicensed facility or farm between races or leaves the state between races, the health certificate must be presented.

The following requirements must be met for each test and vaccine in order to race.

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection: 5 days or less prior to entry onto the racetrack

Coggins test: Negative equine infectious anemia Coggins test

Encephalitides vaccine: Within the prior 12 months

Rabies vaccine: Within the prior 12 months

Tetanus vaccine: Within the prior 12 months

Influenza vaccine: Within the prior 180 days or sooner if high-risk situations dictate

Rhinopneumonitis vaccine: Within the prior 180 days or sooner if high-risk situations dictate

HISA is requiring that horses entering the grounds of a racetrack have updated vaccinations and tests to enhance the health and welfare of all horses on the grounds of a racetrack. The following video how-to guides are available at hisaus.org through the “Blogs and Bulletins” link near the top of the home page.

How to enter vaccines and tests guide

How to enter vaccines and tests video

Easy vaccine entry video

How to bulk-add medical records video

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