Animal Health Requirements
for bringing animals to the Afton Fair and all NY State Fairs

Animal Health Requirements for Admission to New York State and County Fairs

Part 351 of NYS Agriculture and Markets Regulations

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Animal Industry
10B Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12235
1-518-457-3502, www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/AIHome.html

In order to bring any animal into the Afton Fair, or any agricultural fair in New York State, you need to make sure that you understand all Animal Health Requirements related to bringing an animal onto the fairgrounds. Please completely review the information on this page related to species specific Animal Health Requirements, the page with general health requirements and in the Rules & Regulations section. Links to the Rules & Regulations for the Afton Fair and New York State, and for bringing animals in from other states are available below.

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  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) is not required for New York origin horses. CVI is required for imported horses.
  • Negative Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test is required for all horses 6 months of age or older. The horse must be accompanied by a valid negative EIA test record. The test must have been conducted during the current or previous calendar years for New York origin horses. For imported horses, the test must be conducted within 12 months of entry.
  • The EIA test certificate must include a complete description of the horse.
  • Rabies vaccination is required for all horses 4 months of age or older (Rabies Vaccination Information).
  • A valid GoPass equine passport can be used as an entry document. If interested in the GoPass contact your veterinarian. More information is available at GlobalVetLink: http://www.globalvetlink.com/
  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection with animals properly identified (See Animal Identification section).
  • Rabies vaccination is required for all cattle 4 months of age or older (Rabies Vaccination Information).
  • All cattle must be must be negative to an approved test appropriate to detect Bovine Viral Diarrhea persistent infection (BVD-PI). The date and results of the testing must be noted on the certificate of veterinary inspection.
  • All cattle must be vaccinated against bovine respiratory disease complex including bovine respiratory syncytial virus, bovine virus diarrhea, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and parainfluenza with a product administered in a manner and time frame adequate to confer protective immunity for theses diseases for the duration of the fair.
  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection with animals individually identified with USDA approved individual scrapie program identification. Identification must be one of the following:
    1. USDA approved tags or
    2. a legible USDA approved flock tattoo and individual animal ID number or
    3. electronic ID if the sheep is enrolled in the Scrapie Flock Certification Program.
      • For information on scrapie ID, contact USDA at 518-858-1424.
  • Rabies vaccination is required for all sheep 4 months of age or older (Rabies Vaccination Information).
  • The CVI must contain a written statement from the issuing Category 2 accredited veterinarian that the flock of origin was inspected after May 1 of the current year and no evidence of contagious, infectious or communicable diseases was found.
  • If evidence of soremouth (contagious ecthyma) is found on any sheep, the entire exhibit including the affected animals shall immediately be removed from the fair premises with the holding pens cleaned and disinfected immediately after removal.
  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection with animals individually identified with USDA approved individual scrapie program identification. Identification must be one of the following:
    1. USDA approved tags or
    2. a legible registration tattoo or
    3. a legible USDA approved herd tattoo and individual animal ID number or
    4. electronic ID if the goat is enrolled in the Scrapie Flock Certification Program and/or the electronic ID is recorded on the goats registration paper.
      • For information on scrapie ID, contact USDA at 518-858-1424.
  • The CVI must contain a written statement from the issuing Category 2 accredited veterinarian that the herd of origin was inspected after May 1 of the current year and no evidence of contagious, infectious or communicable diseases was found.
  • If evidence of soremouth (contagious ecthyma) is found on any goat, the entire exhibit including the affected animals shall immediately be removed from the fair premises with the holding pens cleaned and disinfected immediately after removal.
  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection with animals properly identified (See Animal Identification section).
  • All llamas and alpacas must be negative to an approved test appropriate to detect Bovine Viral Diarrhea persistent infection (BVD-PI) (BVD-PI Testing). The date and results fo the testing must be noted on the certificate of veterinary inspection.
  • Poultry (with the exception of doves, pigeons and waterfowl) must be accompanied by:
    1. results of a negative pullorum typhoid test conducted within 90 days prior to exhibition OR
    2. proof that the birds originated directly from a US pullorum-typhoid clean flock or equivalent flock.
  • Pullorum test negative poultry must be identified by official leg band.
  • Proof of NPIP status must be in the form of an NPIP certificate or purchase receipt containing NPIP certification information. If ulitizing a receipt it must be dated within 1 year of the date of admission to the fair.
  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection with animals properly identified (See Animal Identification section).
  • Originate from a herd classified as accredited or qualified under USDA tuberculosis regulations.
  • A movement permit obtained from the Division of Animal Industry is required for all deer movements. All CWD and TB program requirements must be met before a permit will be issued. Questions regarding movement permits should be directed to the Division of Animal Industry at 518-457-3971.

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