Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 14, 2013

Va., W.Va. participate in new horse travel permit

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia and West Virginia are among more than a dozen states participating in a new interstate travel permit for horse events.

Virginia state veterinarian Dr. Richard Wilkes says the Equine Interstate Event Permit allows horses and their owners to travel to events in participating states for six months. The permit can be used in lieu of a 30-day certificate of veterinary inspection.

The permit can be obtained from an accredited veterinarian.

Other participating states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and New York.