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. 9 TAHC Contd 5. Entering Shows, Fairs, Exhibitions, and Assemblies A. Livestock, poultry and ratites entering from out of state must meet this states 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!!!