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Health Requirements

2016 EXHIBITION LIVESTOCK & POULTRY HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

(EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 19, 2001)

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Certificates of Veterinary Inspection and Entry Permits: “Certificate of Veterinary Inspection” refers to a legible record (made on an official form issued from the state of origin) by an accredited veterinarian, which shows that the animals listed thereon meet health requirements of the state of destination. It must bear the identification of each animal and separate certificates must be made for each species of animal entered. Entry permits are required on all swine, and on cattle (steers exempt) from Class B and C states only. Permit numbers can be obtained from the State Veterinarian’s office (501) 907-2400 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

a. Must be available on request by animal health officials.

b. Individually identify all animals, showing positive identification of each animal by tattoo, ear tag, and

registration number or ear notch. Steers should be identified by description.

c. Show required tests and/or vaccination.

d. Show name and address of owner or exhibitor – this shall be the same name as under which animals are

exhibited.

2. Any animal or poultry showing any evidence of infections or contagious disease, or of external parasitism, and animals with active ringworm, lesions (with the resulting loss of hair), multiple warts easily visible without close examination, or atrophic rhinitis will not be permitted to exhibit.

3. All animals entering the grounds, including those shown in pet zoos, children’s barnyard animals, Old McDonald Farms, etc. must meet requirements of their particular species.

4. All animals originating out of areas quarantined because of other diseases (vesicular stomatitis, scabies, etc.) shall not be permitted to enter the State.

5. The Fair Board reserves the right to have a blood and urine laboratory analysis made for any animal at The Northeast Arkansas District Fair.

6. Any exhibitor administering a drug to an animal which would render the carcass unfit for human consumption or any exhibitor of any animal producing an analysis indicating the presence of an unapproved drug that can result in quantitative or qualitative change in the characteristic of the animal will be required to return all premium money and could be banned from further competition. Their name and the lab analysis will be submitted to the USDA & FDA for further investigation and possible prosecution.

7. Disclosure: Any animal receiving medication for any life threatening disease or illness must be registered at the time they are entered in the fair.

ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK: COUNTY, JR. DISTRICT, AND STATE FAIR LEVEL

1.All animals entering the grounds, including those showing in pet zoos, children’s barnyard animals, Old McDonald Farms, etc. must meet the requirements of their particular species.

2.All livestock must provide own bedding.

3.Arkansas livestock (except for Arkansas sheep, goats, horses, and steers) must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within 90 days prior to exhibition, showing the following:

 

ARKANSAS CATTLE

1.Negative brucellosis test within 90 days prior to exhibition, for females and bulls 6 months of age or over, or

2. Animals originating from a Certified Brucellosis Free herd and Certified herd number is shown on certificate, or

3. Official calf hood vaccinated animals under 18 months of age are not required to be tested if certificate shows record of vaccination.

4. All heifers that have calved or are bred must be tested.

5. All heifers that are 4-12 months of age shall be vaccinated before entering show.

6. Heifers that were born on or after January 1, 2015, that are over 12 months of age and are not official calf hood vaccinates will not be allowed to show (unless they are from a Brucellosis Certified free herd).

 

ARKANSAS SWINE

1. Animals to be tested negative for brucellosis within 90 days of exhibition or originate directly out of Validated herd, with validation number and date of last herd test shown on certificate (barrows exempt).

2. Animals to be tested negative for pseudorabies within 90 days of the exhibition on a test approved by The State Veterinarian or originate directly out of a Qualified Pseudorabies Free herd.

3.Free of other contagious, infectious, and communicable diseases (erysipelas, atrophic rhinitis, etc.).

Otherwise they will not be allowed to show and will be released from fairgrounds.

 

ARKANSAS SHEEP

Sheep will be inspected on grounds. No sheep showing symptoms of disease, particularly foot rot, sore mouth, sheep pox, and scrapie will be allowed to show. Federal Law requires ALL Breeding Sheep, over 18 months of age and sexually intact sheep for exhibition, to have an official USDA tag or official tattoo PRIOR to movement.

 

ARKANSAS GOATS

Goats may be examined on grounds by fair personnel, veterinarians, or state-federal personnel. No goats showing evidence of abscesses and certainly draining abscesses will be allowed to show and may be released by fair officials, veterinarians, or state-federal personnel. Goats showing evidence of any other disease may be released. Federal Law requires ALL Breeding Goats, over 18 months of age and sexually intact goats for exhibition, to have an official USDA tag or official tattoo PRIOR to movement.

 

ARKANSAS POULTRY

An official representing the person sponsoring the exhibition shall notify the State Veterinarian no later than thirty (30) days prior to the exhibition, giving the names, place, inclusive dates and time of the event. The requirements for exhibition are as follows:

1. Pullorum-Typhoid Status – All poultry, including turkeys and excluding waterfowl, present at exhibitions in Arkansas shall have originated from U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid clean or equivalent flocks or have had a negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within ninety (90) days of the movement to the exhibition. This information will be documented on an NPIP Form VS 9-3, NPIP Form VS 9-2 or similar certificate, which will accompany the poultry during the exhibition.

2. Infectious or Contagious Disease – Any poultry showing evidence of infectious of contagious disease or insect infestation will not be permitted to exhibit.

3. Record Keeping – The sponsor of the exhibition shall compile a list of all poultry present at the exhibition. The list shall contain the name and address of each owner, the number, species, breed, variety, type, sex, and Pullorum-Typhoid status of all poultry present. A copy of this list shall be retained by the sponsor of the exhibition for at least twelve (12) months.