GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES This document describes the Indiana State animal health requirements for all animal exhibitions in the state. HOWEVER, exhibition organizers may impose additional animal health requirements as a condition of entry. BOAH recommends contacting the exhibition organizer for specific information about requirements for each event.
Please call the Indiana State Board of Animal Health at 1-877-747-3038 with questions concerning animal health requirements.
A. Limitations on Exhibition
This section describes limitations on exhibiting animals in Indiana. There may be other exhibition limitations that are described in the specific species requirements.
1. Failure to meet all animal health requirements will result in removal of animals from the exhibition premise.
2. The following animals are not eligible for exhibition in Indiana: a. Animals that originate from a herd that is under quarantine. b. Any animal classified as a brucellosis “suspect”. c. Animals showing symptoms of any infectious or communicable disease or that are a health hazard to persons or other animals. d. Any animal that does not meet state animal health requirements.
3. Any animal that develops or shows signs of any infectious or communicable disease during exhibition must be removed from the premise including the surrounding exhibition grounds. An owner that is disputing the exclusion of their animal from exhibition may not exhibit the animal in question pending any appeal.
B. Certificates of Veterinary Inspection
1. For animals that originate in Indiana, contact the exhibition organizer to determine the certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) requirement, if any.
2. For animals that originate outside the State of Indiana, the exhibitor must have a properly completed official certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI, commonly known as “health papers”) for the animal. This CVI requirement applies to the following types of animals: a. All animals of the family Bovidae, such as cattle, sheep, goats, and buffalo. b. All animals of the family Equidae, such as horses, donkeys. c. All animals of the family Suidae, such as domestic and feral swine. d. All animals of the family Cervidae, such as deer and elk. e. All animals of the family Camelidae, such as camels, llamas, and alpacas. A certificate of veterinary inspection on any animal coming from outside Indiana for exhibition in Indiana is valid for 30 days from the date it is issued.
3. Certificates of veterinary inspection accompanying animals for exhibition must be completed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian who has personally inspected the animals and must clearly include a description of each animal including the age, sex, and breed of the animal, and the official identification for each animal.
4. Certificates of veterinary inspection for all out-of-state swine and cattle going to the Indiana State Fair must have the import permit number for the 2013 Indiana State Fair, “INSF13″, written on the certificate.
5. A copy of the official certificate of veterinary inspection for each animal exhibited must be on file at the state veterinarian’s office prior to the opening day of the exhibition.
All exhibition animals must be permanently and individually identified by an acceptable method. Acceptable methods vary by species but may include an ear tag, legible tattoo, standard ear notch, and individual brand or breed registration number. Official identification acceptable for specific species of livestock exhibited in Indiana are as follows
2. Cattle: official ear tag, tattoo, or individual brand or registration number if accompanied by registration papers. Indiana steers that do not require testing may use an ear tag (e.g. plastic ear tag
6. If any additional identification other than the official identification is present, one of the additional identifications should also be listed on the certificate of veterinary inspection.
All tests required for exhibition must be conducted at the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at Purdue University, a laboratory approved by the Indiana Board of Animal Health or a state-federal- approved laboratory.
1. SEE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES.
2. Cattle from Indiana do not need a brucellosis test or a tuberculosis test for exhibition in Indiana.
3. The following cattle from outside the state must test negative for tuberculosis within 60 days prior to the date of arrival to the exhibition: a. All sexually intact female dairy cattle that are six (6) months of age or older that will be sold or otherwise not removed from the state within ten (10) days of the fair. b. Cattle from states that are not designated tuberculosis free by the U.S. Department of Agriculture must meet additional requirements for entry into Indiana. Contact the Indiana Board of Animal Health for specific information.
4. Cattle from outside the state do not need a brucellosis test as long as the state of origin is classified as brucellosis free by the United States Department of Agriculture.
5. All cattle, including Indiana cattle, that are to be offered for sale at an exhibition must have the necessary testing and other requirements completed within 30 days prior to the sale date.
For more information on cattle health requirements, call the Indiana Board of Animal Health at (317) 544- 2397.