CVI and animal health inspections will be conducted by DAI personnel.
All horses will be inspected at the horse check station.
State Fair personnel are required to assist the veterinarian and veterinary technician as requested to facilitate the inspections. ANIMAL HEALTH REJECTIONS All animal rejections or health reasons must be made by the DAI veterinarian.
Suspicion of communicable disease is adequate grounds for rejection.
Confirmed diagnosis is not required since timely removal of suspicious animals is necessary to protect the remaining animals.
All decisions are final.
Fair personnel will be notified of all rejections and are responsible for removal of the animals from the grounds immediately.
The State Veterinarian retains the authority to order the removal of all animals originating from the same premises when a potentially serious communicable disease is suspected in any animals in the group.
Vesicular diseases are of particular concern.
Animals listed on the same CVI or originating from the same address are assumed to be from the same premises. PREPARATION FOR THE FAIR CONTAGIOUS DISEASES: All animals must be free from contagious disease.
Examples of contagious diseases for which animals have been denied or rejected from fairs includes the following: Ringworm, Pinkeye, Warts, Mange, Sore Mouth, Respiratory Infection, and Contagious hoof infections. ANIMAL INDENTIFICATION: Animals must be uniquely identified.
Acceptable identification allows positive matching of the animal to all accompanying documents including papers with laboratory test results and vaccination statements.
If a sketch or photograph is to be used for official identification of an animal, the sketch or photograph must contain the signature of the attending veterinarian and date.
Horse sketches and descriptions should reference color patter, hair whorls, chestnuts, scars, and other markings.
Llama drawings, as for horses, must positively identify the individual animal.
A name or a statement of color without additional distinguishing features or man made identification is not acceptable identification. FOLLOW DRUG AND VACCINE WITHHOLDING TIMES: In order to prevent the contamination of food products, labeled withholding times should be strictly adhered to in food producing animals that have been treated with any chemical (drug) or have had vaccine administered. PROOF OF VACCINATION: A signed, written statement from the attending veterinarian is required as proof of vaccination.
A valid animal health certificate which has the vaccination(s) listed and is signed by the issuing veterinarian is acceptable proof of vaccination.
The date of vaccination and the name of the products used must be listed on all certificates. REASONS FOR FAIR ENTRANCE DENIAL: Testing requirements not fulfilled No CVI presented or animals not listed on CVI Test time constraints not met Forged documents Mange, Ringworm, Warts, Respiratory Disease, or other contagious disease Required vaccination(s) not administered Vaccination time constraints not met Inadequate proof of vaccination Lack of or incomplete identification Identification between documents varies for the same animal Invalid Interstate Charts Disease status can change.
Stay informed about developing animal issues.
Fair entrance requirements may need to be modified.
Don’t wait until the last moment to prepare your animal(s) for the fair. CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION New York State Animals: A valid New York State intrastate CVI (Form A1 61) is required for: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Llamas, Deer, Monkeys, Miscellaneous Ruminants, Camels, and Elephants.
Each animal must be individually and positively identified on the health chart.
The CVI must be issued by an Accredited Veterinarian on or after May 1 of the current year. NON-NEW YORK STATE ANIMALS: All animals entering New York State must satisfy import health and test requirements for that species.
The interstate CVI is valid for 30 days form the date of issuance with regard to entrance into New York State.
During the fair season (July 1 through Labor Day) valid interstate CVI’s can be used multiple items for entrance into fairs.
The initial entrance into a fair must be within 30 days of issuance.
In order for this certificate to be used at a later fair, it must be initialed and dated by a fair official.
If it was issued greater that 30 days prior to movement and is not initialed, the animal will be denied admission.
In addition to state entrance requirements, animal(s) must satisfy individual fair admission requirements.
After entry into New York State, an interstate health chart can serve as a fair health certificate if fair requirements (in addition to the interstate requirements) have been fulfilled.
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