Once the buyer has bought a horse or when the seller has sold a horse do they make a flight booking with Horse Service International or the agent in America. Once the order for a shipment is received is Horse Service able to start the export procedure.
The export procedure contains a few import factors which need to be completed before a horse can be booked on a flight. After receiving the order, HSI contacts the seller to check if the horse is ready to leave the stable and if pre-export blood testing is done. Horses are tested on different viruses of bacterial diseases before they may leave country of origin. Examples of diseases where horses are tested on are EHV, Coggings, IFAT, C-Elisa and more. Stallions and mares do have to be tested on extra tests when they leave to Amerika, these tests are named as CEM tests. To some countries is it necessary to start a quarantine period before the horses are able to leave country of origin.
Once the pre-export blood testing contains negative results is the horse almost ready to leave. After blood testing does the horse needs to get a official stamped health certificate issued by the Government Vet. The horse gets a health certificate once the horse are inspected and confirmed as healthy and when they meet all requirements from country of destination.