USDA Reviewing U.S. Origin Health Certificates
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through May 23 on the proposed extension of VS form 17-140, U.S. Origin Health Certificate, and VS form 17-145, U.S. Origin Health Certificate for the Export of Horses from the U.S. to Canada. These forms are used in connection with the exportation of animals to foreign countries and is completed and authorized by an APHIS veterinarian. The information collected on these forms is used to establish that the animals are moved in compliance with USDA regulations, verify that the animals destined for export are listed on the health certificate by means of an official identification, verify to the consignor and consignee that the animals are healthy, prevent unhealthy animals from being exported, and satisfy the import requirements of receiving countries.