HISA test, vaccine information deadline approaching

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Monday, May 1, 2023
Though the launch of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Anti-Doping and Medication Program has been delayed, its current Racetrack Safety Program remains in effect in Maryland. The Maryland Jockey Club has issued a reminder related to tests and vaccinations.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, all horses and ponies must have a Coggins test within 365 days. In addition, all horses and ponies must have within the previous 365 days been vaccinated for rabies, tetanus, western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE), eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) and West Nile virus. All horses and ponies must also have been vaccinated within the prior 180 days for equine herpesvirus (EHV) and equine influenza virus (EIV).
HISA in November said that Jan. 1, 2023, is the deadline for horsemen to have all required vaccines and tests recorded on the HISA online portal for all covered horses. HISA will begin enforcing the regulation at that time.

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