Help with show req's

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  1. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    I need help understanding what their saying I got this from the book thing-a-ma-bob:
    TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION
    P.O. BOX 12966
    AUSTIN, TEXAS 78711-2966
    Summary of Texas Requirements for Entry of Livestock (Domestic and Exotic) and Poultry into the
    State and into Shows, Fairs, and Exhibitions.
    Note: The following summary is a condensed version of the Texas Animal Health Commission regulations. The regulations will supersede this
    summary if there is a dispute between the two.
    1. Infected, Exposed or Quarantined for Disease
    Any livestock, poultry or ratites that are infected, exposed or quarantined in any manner for an infectious, contagious or
    communicable disease may not enter the state unless:
    A. They are consigned direct to slaughter or to a designated pen or to a quarantined feedlot or directly from the premise
    of origin to a specifically approved market for sale to slaughter or to a designated pen or to a quarantined feedlot accompanied by
    a VS 1-27 permit (Swine that are infected or exposed to PRV may be moved from out of state only directly to a slaughter plant in
    Texas.); or,
    B. If quarantined as a result of Commission action may enter only as specified in the quarantine order established by the
    Commission; or,
    C. Given written permission by the Executive Director of the Commission for each movement.
    NOTE: Cattle, cervids and goats originating from specific areas of Michigan are required to be tested for tuberculosis
    because of the presence of this disease in free-ranging deer (Refer to 4 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 51,
    Section 51.8, 51.10 and 51.11).
    NOTE: “Brushy-tailed possums cannot be transported into the State.”
    2. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
    The certificate must indicate that the accredified veterinarian found the animals or fowl to be free of symptoms or evidence of
    communicable disease and that all tests, immunizations or treatments required by the Commission were completed. For certain
    diseases, a specific statement may be required indicating disease free status. The certificate is required to accompany animals and
    fowl entering the State of Texas as stated in the following summary of entry requirements. The certificate is valid for 45 days for
    equine and 30 days for all other species.
    Entry permits are required as noted in the following summary of entry requirements. Permits may be obtained by calling
    512/719-0777 (24 hours) or 1/800-550-8242, or by writing the Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, P.O. Box
    12966, Austin, Texas 78711-2966.
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    5. Entering Shows, Fairs, Exhibitions, and Assemblies
    A. Livestock, poultry and ratites entering from out of state must meet this state’s entry requirements. Texas origin
    dairy cattle are not required to test for tuberculosis to participate in a show, fair or exhibition within the state.
    B. Animals moving from out of state and entering for exhibition and sale must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary
    inspection and a permit for entry when required by the entry regulations. The permit for entry is not required when livestock
    enter for exhibition and return to the state of origin.
    C. Poultry entered in terminal public exhibition events shall be accompanied by a certificate of source which identifies
    the flock of origin. Poultry entering in a non-terminal public exhibition shall be accompanied by a certificate of verterinary
    inspection. The certificate of veterinary inspection shall state that poultry have been inspected and are free from evidence of
    infectious or contagious diseases; that the poultry have been vaccinated only with approved vaccines, and poultry have not originated
    from an area that has had an active avian disease with 30 days of entry. Poultry entering the state for public exhibition,
    from other states, must have either a negative flock or individual bird test for Avian Influenza, within 30 days of entry and the
    results of such test shall be recorded on the certificate of veterinary inspection.
    (1) Entering interstate shows, airs, and exhibitions (those functions that permit livestock and poultry from other states to
    enter for show or exhibition and held in common facilities with Texas origin livestock and poultry of the same species) - Are
    except from an entry permit but must meet the same other requirements as for those entering from out-of-state and be accompanied
    by a certificate of veterinary inspection.
    (2) Entering all intrastate shows, fairs, and exhibitions (those functions that require Texas livestock, poultry and ratites
    of the same species to be housed and exhibited separate and apart from livestock, poultry and ratites from out of state) - Are
    exempt from the entry permit, certificate of veterinary inspection and testing requirements, except poultry must originate from
    flocks or hatcheries free of pullorum disease and fowl typhoid or have a negative pullorum-typhoid test within 30 days before
    exhibition.

    THANKS!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If you remove the unrelated data it should become less intimidating:

    TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION
    P.O. BOX 12966
    AUSTIN, TEXAS 78711-2966
    Summary of Texas Requirements for Entry of Livestock (Domestic and Exotic) and Poultry into the
    State and into Shows, Fairs, and Exhibitions.
    Note: The following summary is a condensed version of the Texas Animal Health Commission regulations. The regulations will supersede this
    summary if there is a dispute between the two.
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    2. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
    The certificate must indicate that the accredified veterinarian found the ...fowl to be free of symptoms or evidence of communicable disease and that all tests, immunizations or treatments required by the Commission were completed. For certain diseases, a specific statement may be required indicating disease free status. The certificate is required to accompany ... fowl entering the State of Texas as stated in the following summary of entry requirements. The certificate is valid for ... 30 days...

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    4. Prior Entry Permit
    Entry permits are required as noted in the following summary of entry requirements. Permits may be obtained by calling 512/719-0777 (24 hours) or 1/800-550-8242, or by writing the Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, P.O. Box 12966, Austin, Texas 78711-2966.

    5. Entering Shows, Fairs, Exhibitions, and Assemblies
    A. ... poultry ... entering from out of state must meet this state’s entry requirements. ....

    B. Animals moving from out of state and entering for exhibition and sale must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection and a permit for entry when required by the entry regulations. The permit for entry is not required when livestock enter for exhibition and return to the state of origin.

    C. Poultry entered in terminal public exhibition events shall be accompanied by a certificate of source which identifies the flock of origin. Poultry entering in a non-terminal public exhibition shall be accompanied by a certificate of verterinary inspection. The certificate of veterinary inspection shall state that poultry have been inspected and are free from evidence of infectious or contagious diseases; that the poultry have been vaccinated only with approved vaccines, and poultry have not originated from an area that has had an active avian disease with 30 days of entry. Poultry entering the state for public exhibition, from other states, must have either a negative flock or individual bird test for Avian Influenza, within 30 days of entry and the
    results of such test shall be recorded on the certificate of veterinary inspection.

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    F. All ... poultry ...originating in Texas and:

    (1) Entering interstate shows, fairs, and exhibitions (those functions that permit livestock and poultry from other states to enter for show or exhibition and held in common facilities with Texas origin livestock and poultry of the same species) - Are except from an entry permit but must meet the same other requirements as for those entering from out-of-state and be accompanied
    by a certificate of veterinary inspection.

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    (2) Entering all intrastate shows, fairs, and exhibitions (those functions that require Texas ... poultry ... to be housed and exhibited separate and apart from ... poultry ... from out of state) - Are exempt from the entry permit, certificate of veterinary inspection and testing requirements, except poultry must originate from flocks or hatcheries free of pullorum disease and fowl typhoid or have a negative pullorum-typhoid test within 30 days before exhibition.

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    I believe that the most important thing for importing poultry (such as purchasing a bird from out of state) is Section 2: you need a veterinarian issued health certificate dated within 30 days of entry into the state, and it needs to state the specific information cited. My guess is that there is form available that contains the correct statements that a vet can check off (or not). And also Section 4: you need an entry permit--once again, I expect that there is a form.

    If you want to show in Texas and do not live there, you have to follow the import procedures, and there are additional requirements stated in 5B & 5C.

    If you live in Texas and want to show out of state you must meet the requirements set in Section 2, you need a veterinary issued health certificate, but not an entry permit.

    And in the rare case where you enter an out of state show, and Texas birds are kept separate from those from otehr states, you don;t need either the veterinary inspection or entry permit. However you do need to essentially be an NPIP flock and have tested within the last 30 days.​
     
  3. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

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  4. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

  5. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess you are asking what you need to show in Texas?
    Your birds must be tested for P/T and that is about it. There are only Texas Exhibitors Only shows right now until we can figure out how to get Texas exhibitors exempt from the CVI issue.

    Technically to show out of State you will need the CVI, not to show but to get back into Texas if they stop you at the border to check you for poultry.

    Bob
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Technically to show out of State you will need the CVI, not to show but to get back into Texas if they stop you at the border to check you for poultry.

    That's not what it says...but it is definitely confusing. Have you ever heard of a show that kept birds from different states separated?​
     
  7. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    I'm sorry I didn't clarify I am in Texas but I just don't understand the entry Req's
     
  8. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's not what it says...but it is definitely confusing. Have you ever heard of a show that kept birds from different states separated?

    Thats how the TAHC - TDVM explained it to me and how I approach it.

    No I have never heard of seperating birds at a show for any reason except for Classes- LF-Junior etc
     

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