HISA Required Vaccines and Tests Deadlines Approaching

Required Vaccines and Tests

The January 1, 2023, deadline to have all your required vaccines and tests recorded on the HISA portal is fast approaching. On this date, HISA will start enforcing this regulation, preventing your horse from racing if these vaccines and tests are A) not listed on the Horse’s Health records or B) not up to date, as required by HISA rule 2143.

The Required Tests and Vaccines:

  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection

  • Coggins Test

  • Encephalitides Vaccine

  • Rabies Vaccine

  • Tetanus Vaccine

  • Influenza Vaccine

  • Rhinopneumonitis Vaccine


If a health certificate is submitted for a horse at a licensed racetrack facility or training center and is then transported directly to another licensed facility within the same state, another health certificate is not required to be provided. However, if the horse is transported from a licensed racetrack or training center to an unlicensed facility or farm between races or leaves the state between races, the health certificate must be presented.

Regulations for Each Test and Vaccine

HISA Rule 2143 establishes the requirements for each test and vaccine. In order to race, these requirements must be met. To ensure your horse can race, make sure your horse’s negative Coggins test and necessary vaccines are up to date, as required by HISA Rule 2143.

Why Does this Matter?

HISA is requiring that horses entering the grounds of a racetrack have updated vaccinations and tests to enhance the health and welfare of all horses on the grounds of a racetrack.

If you are unsure of how to enter these required health records into the HISA database via the online portal, HISA has produced several guides to help you. There are visual how-to guides as well as videos.

How to Enter Vaccines and Tests Guide

How to Enter Vaccines and Tests Video

Easy Vaccine Entry Guide

Easy Vaccine Entry Video

How to Bulk Add Medical Records Video

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Help Desk at 1-877-513-2919.

Mandatory Vaccines & Tests will be enforced Jan 1, 2023