Interstate Rules for bringing animals to fairs in New York State
NYS Agriculture and Markets Regulations
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Animal Industry
10B Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12235
Interstate Health Requirements for Fair Animals
This document is a supplement to the Animal Health Requirements (AI-202) published for animals exhibited at New York State county fairs and the State Fair. Its purpose is to summarize the import requirements that must be met for livestock entering New York destined for fairs. Please carefully review the Animal Health Requirements. Note that individual county fairs may require rabies vaccination in species not required by the state. Contact the specific fair for their requirements. Fair contact information is available at www.nyfairs.org Further assistance can be obtained by contacting the Division of Animal Industry (DAI) at 518-457-3502 or your State Veterinarian’s office. You can also go the following link on our Dept. website: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/import_export.html
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- A CVI is required for cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats, llamas/alpacas, deer/elk and misc. ruminants moving interstate. The one exception would be horses accompanied by a valid GoPass issued by a participating state. Details on the GoPass are available at http://www.globalvetlink.com/ and from your veterinarian. Note that interstate CVI’s must be issued by a Category 2 accredited veterinarian. The interstate CVI is valid for 30 days from the date of CVI inspection. During the fair season, from July 1 through Labor Day, interstate CVI’s can be used multiple times as long as the initial entrance to a fair in NY is within 30 days of CVI inspection and the CVI is initialed by a NY state official at the fair. All documentation must accompany the animals. Animals not meeting the interstate and/or fair requirements will not be allowed on the grounds. Individual ID is required on all animals. Animals with incomplete or illegible ID will be rejected. Where rabies vaccination is required, the information can be included on the health certificate.
- Horses 6 months of age or older must test negative for equine infectious anemia. The test must be conducted within 12 months of the day of entry. The horse must be clearly and completely identified. Rabies vaccination is required for all horses 4 months of age and older on date of admission to a fair. Vaccination must be within the past 12 months.
- Cattle must be identified by USDA approved official eartag. Cattle from all states must be test negative for BVD-PI with results and test date noted on the CVI. Cattle from New England, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania can enter with CVI with no additional testing for importation required. For information on other states, please contact DAI at 518-457-3971 or check the Dept. website at www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/import_export.html. Vaccination for rabies is required for all cattle 4 months of age or older on date of admission to a fair. Vaccination must be within the past 12 months. Bovine respiratory disease complex vaccination is also required.
- Sheep can enter with CVI only. No tests are required. All sheep must be identified by a USDA approved tag, a legible USDA approved flock tattoo with individual ID, or electronic ID if the sheep is enrolled in the Scrapie Flock Certification Program. The veterinary statement concerning the flock inspection is required. Rabies vaccination is required for all sheep 4 months of age and older on date of admission to a fair. Vaccination must be within the past 12 months unless a 3 year vaccination has been used.
- Goats can enter with CVI only. No tests are required. The veterinary statement concerning the flock inspection is required. All goats must be identified by a USDA approved tag, legible registration tattoo, a USDA approved herd tattoo with individual
ID, or electronic ID if enrolled in the Scrapie Flock Certification Program.
- Swine can enter with CVI only. All swine must be identified by USDA approved official eartag.
- New world camelids attending a New York county or state fair must be accompanied by a CVI with animals individually identified by microchip or official eartag. They must be test negative for BVD-PI with results noted on the CVI.
- CWD susceptible cervid species cannot be imported into New York. Non CWD susceptible species require a permit. For information on inporting deer contact DAI at 518-457-3502.
- Negative avian influenza and pullorum status is required for all poultry entering NY. Out of state poultry must be accompanied by the NPIP flock certificate if the flock is NPIP certified. Otherwise a CVI is required. Poultry, with the exception of doves, pigeons
and waterfowl, must test negative for pullorum within 90 days of importation if not from an NPIP Pullorum-Typhoid Clean Flock. In addition all poultry must be:
- From a source flock in which 30 birds were tested negative for avian influenza within
ten days prior to entry into New York State; Or
- From an NPIP U.S. H5/H7 Avian Influenza Clean or NPIP U.S. Avian Influenza Clean
- For more information, contact DAI at 518-457-3971.