Kansas FFA Association

2013 Requirements for Kansas County Fairs, Kansas Livestock

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All animals are subject to examination by the exhibition staff or their representatives, and shall be free of clinical signs of infectious or contagious disease.  Health certificates and additional requirements shall be a county option.

CATTLE AND BISON

The Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health (KDAH) requires no test on cattle and bison of Kansas origin.  Cattle determined by exhibition staff to have lesions of ringworm, warts or infested with mange will not be permitted to exhibit.  

SWINE

Swine originating in Kansas must meet the general requirements.  Kansas has obtained Stage V status in the National Pseudorabies Program and the state is classified free of swine brucellosis.  A negative pseudorabies and brucellosis test are not required for Kansas origin swine.

SHEEP

In addition to the general requirements sheep shall:

·         Be free of any signs of "sore mouth".

·         Be free of signs of active fungal (ringworm) infection, including club lamb fungus.

·         All sexually intact (ewes & rams) and wethers must be identified with an official USDA premise ID tag.  Lambs, under 8 weeks of age, accompanying their dams are exempt from tagging requirements.

GOATS

·         Goats shall meet the general requirements.  Goats determined by exhibition staff to have sore mouth, lesions of ringworm, warts or infested with mange will not be permitted to exhibit.

·         All sexually intact (does & bucks) and wethers must be identified with a registered tattoo or an official USDA premise ID tag.  Kids, under 8 weeks of age, accompanying their dams, are exempt from identification requirements.

HORSES

Horses shall meet the general requirements.  A negative test for equine infectious anemia (Coggins Test) within 12 months should be considered but it is not required.  Counties may want to consider requiring vaccination for West Nile Virus (not mandated by state).

POULTRY

All poultry, except waterfowl, must show proof that they are pullorum – typhoid clean by one of the following methods:

·         Originate from a U.S. Pullorum – Typhoid clean flock as evidenced by an official VS Form 9-2, certifying all birds in the flock over 4 months of age have had a negative test for pullorum – typhoid within the past year.

·         Present evidence that the entries were purchased from a U.S. Pullorum – Typhoid clean source and have been the only poultry on the premises (Presentation of a VS 9-3 Form received when poultry were purchased).

·         Present an official VS 9-2 Form, signed by an official testing agent showing the entries have had a negative pullorum – typhoid test within the proceeding 90 days.

·         If an official tester is on site at the county fair, entries may be tested at the time of entry.  A VS 9-2 Form must be completed for each entry.  If any birds in an entry test positive for pullorum – typhoid, the entire entry as well as all other birds from the same premises will be refused.

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