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Electromagnetic scattering by arbitrarily shaped conducting bodies coated with general bi-isotropic materials is formulated in terms of the surface integral equation method. In order to facilitate the implementation of the surface equivalence principle, a field decomposition scheme is utilized to split a bi-isotropic media into two equivalent isotropic media. By enforcing the boundary condition on the interfaces of the body, a set of coupled integral equations is finally obtained for the unknown surface currents and then numerically solved using the moment methods combined with the vector triangular basis function. The fast multipole technique has been embedded into the algorithm to accelerate the solution process. The validity of theoretical formulations is verified by numerical results and their comparisons. The calculated results for bi-isotropically coated conducting spheres and oblate spheroids are compared with the exact solution and the existing data, and excellent agreements are observed.