Equine Health & Welfare / Transporting Horses

Transporting Horses

There are regulatory bodies that set the standards for the transportation of equines. It is recommended to contact the source(s) listed as applicable.

Anyone wanting to transport horses must first ensure that the animals are healthy enough to handle the stress of transportation. When in doubt, seek the advice of a veterinarian or contact the CFIA before loading animals.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulates the transportation of horses to and from Canada.


The Livestock Identification and Commerce Act governs the transportation of horses both within Alberta and to destinations outside Alberta.

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