VET OFFICE 2013 HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EXHIBITION OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND BIRDS AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR A.
SECTION 1 – GENERAL All animals, poultry and birds intended for exhibition within the State of Iowa will be considered under quarantine and not eligible for showing until the owner or agent presents a CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION, stating the animals, poultry or birds are apparently free from symptoms of infectious or communicable diseases as determined on clinical inspection by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days (14 days for sheep) prior to date of entry to exhibition grounds.
INDIVIDUAL CERTIFICATES OF VETERINARY INSPECTION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED in certain classes, if the division Superintendent has made prior arrangements with the Official Fair Veterinarian to have all animals and/or birds inspected on arrival and prior to exhibition.
ANY EVIDENCE OF WARTS, RINGWORM, FOOT ROT, PINK EYE, DRAINING ABSCESSES OR OTHER CONTAGIOUS DISEASE WILL ELIMINATE THE ANIMAL FROM THE SHOW. SECTION 6 – HORSES AND MULES All horses shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection with individual identification or a description of the individual animal.
These requirements apply to all horses entering the Fairgrounds.
Native Iowa horses and mules can be exhibited when accompanied by an individual Certificate of Veterinary Inspection listing a description of the individual animals.
All equine originating from outside the state shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection listing a description of the individual animals; and indicating that each animal six months of age and older in the shipment has had a negative official equine infectious anemia test within 12 months of importation.
The testing laboratory, accession number and date of test must appear on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or a copy of the Coggins (EIA) test paper must be presented. B. 37. No injections or medications may be given to a horse without an Official Iowa State Fair Veterinarian being present.
Veterinarians will be looking for drug abuse or physical cruelty to animals in the show and will, upon proper evidence, bar any horse from showing.
Breed show and contest rules on abuse, when available, will be followed.
Any dispute as to age, height or soundness of horses will be referred to the Official 4 IOWA STATE FAIR * AUGUST 8-18, 2013 * HORSE & PONY Veterinarian, and his decision will be final. 38. THE IOWA STATE FAIR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RANDOMLY TEST ANY ANIMAL FOR DRUGS/ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES. 39. An official farrier will NOT be on duty.
Exhibitors may use a farrier of their own choice. 40. The exercise schedule for the Jacobson Exhibition Center, Livestock Pavilion and the Outdoor Arena will be at the discretion of the Horse Show Management. 41. The 2-minute rule will be observed following class call. 42. Horse Show Management reserves the right to cancel any class where there are less than five entries. 43. Exhibitors shall wear the correct identifying number properly displayed to the satisfaction of the Horse Show Management. 44. Exhibitors are hereby notified that any act of discourtesy or disobedience by them, their riders, drivers, grooms or agents to the Judges, Officials or Staff shall forfeit all premiums won at the show and may be asked to leave the Fairgrounds.
Horse Show Management shall have full power to act in issuing a ruling in such cases (ie denying participation at future Iowa State Fair Horse Shows). 45. All attendants must be suitably and neatly dressed when entering the ring to show or assist in the showing of horses.
It is the tradition of the show ring that an exhibitor is correctly attired for the class in question and that attendants are neatly and properly presented.
The Management may, at its discretion, bar an entry or person from entering the ring if not suitably attired before the public, without claim or damage.
No person other than the Officials and exhibitors will be admitted to the show ring during a class.
One header per horse may enter the ring at the directions of the announcer.
The header should be dressed neatly and appropriately for the show. 46. Each exhibitor will receive two ribbons per horse entered on entry form (maximum of eight ribbons) for admittance into the Jacobson Exhibition Center.
ADDITIONAL RIBBONS WILL NOT BE SOLD IN THE HORSE BARN OFFICE. Prices for ticketed evening Horse Shows in the Jacobson Exhibition Center (including Cowgirl Queen Contest) General Admission for 12 and older…………………………………………….$5.00 Children 6-11 years of age………………………………………………………….$2.00 Children 5 years and under…………………………………………………………
Free GENERAL SHOW RING REGULATIONS ADMISSION TO JACOBSON EXHIBITION CENTER 47. Premium checks in all departments will be paid as soon after the close of the Fair as possible.
Since the Iowa State Fair fiscal year ends in October, any discrepancies in the amounts of premium checks must be called to our attention before October 15.
No claims for error after that date can be honored. 48. The Iowa State Fair Board is pleased to list special premiums and awards in the Premium Book, but will not be responsible for their payment or delivery unless they have been received by the Competitive Events Director by opening day of the Fair. 49. Special prizes will not be accepted for classes that do not conform to the regular classifications of the department in which they are offered unless for reasons satisfactory to the Executive Committee and the Superintendent of the department in which they are offered. 50. When there is only one exhibitor in a class, the first prize, if merited, will be awarded.
When animals are not worthy of first prize, judges may, at their discretion, award a prize or prizes of such grade as the animals merit.
When there is competition, all prizes may be awarded so far as there are worthy entries.
If two entries are equal, both place monies are to be totaled and divided equally. 51. The Iowa State Fair is required to report payments of $600 or more to the Internal Revenue Service.
Any exhibitor receiving $600 or more will be required to provide the Iowa State Fair with a completed IRS Form W-9 providing a taxpayer identification number.
These exhibitors will be sent a form from the Iowa State Fair Competitive Events Department. PREMIUMS FANS, OTHER ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES & EXTENSION CORDS 52.
All fans, electrical appliances and extension cords used in the livestock barns or dormitories must include a ground, must have safe wiring and must be in safe operating condition.
All fans used in livestock barns or dormitories must have a protective screen (front and back).
Only one fan per animal will be allowed.
The use of butt fans is prohibited in all barns.
For Beef and Dairy Cattle only overhead fans located in the front half of stalling area will be allowed.
No air duct apparatuses will be permitted.
If any and all persons participating in any and all events governed by this Premium Book are in doubt concerning the acceptability of their fan, other electrical appliance or extension cord they should consult the Superintendent.
Any and all persons participating in any and all events covered by this Premium Book hereby acknowledge the following: A. The Superintendent has the express authority to determine if any fan, other electrical appliance or extension cord complies with this rule.
B. Should the Superintendent determine that a fan, other electrical appliance or extension cord does not comply with this provision; the Superintendent has the express authority to require that use of the fan, other electrical appliance or extension cord be immediately discontinued.
C. Failure to comply with this provision in a timely manner shall be grounds for immediate dismissal from continued participation in the Fair and the forfeiture of all entry fees, charges, ribbons, Championships and premiums awarded.
D. Any and all persons participating in any and all events covered by this Premium Book are responsible for performing all steps necessary to assure that any fans, other electrical appliances and extension cords are in good repair and free of dangerous conditions or defects.
Pursuant to the provision of this Premium Book the Fair may, but has no duty to do so, determine if any fan, other electrical appliance or extension cord meets these requirements established in this portion of this Premium Book. 53. Any and all persons participating in any and all events governed by this Premium Book acknowledge the following: A. B. If applicable, said participants must tie their animal(s) in the tie ring(s) furnished by the Iowa State Fair.
The use of paper bedding is prohibited in the Iowa State Fair’s barns. TIE RINGS & BEDDING C. Failure to comply with this provision in a timely manner shall be grounds for immediate dismissal from continued participation in the Fair and the forfeiture of all entry fees, charges, ribbons, Championships and premiums awarded. 54. Every horse or pony entered for competition will be under the control of the Horse Show Management, and every precaution will be taken to 5
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