Friday, March 31, 2006

Animal Health Requirements for Showing in Maryland

Maryland producers
In order to exhibit/show livestock in Maryland, you must have an approved copy of a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). Each animal must be identified on the certificate The CVI for Maryland exhibitors must be filled out and completed and signed by an accredited veterinarian within 45 days of the first exhibition. Faxed certificates will not be accepted. Incomplete forms will be returned.

Approval of all entries for the first showing in Maryland will extend in 60 day increments through the show season, providing that the status of the herd or animal(s) does not change. The CVI must be signed and dated on the reverse side by a MDA (Maryland Department of Agriculture) Animal Health Official at each event to extend the 60-day effective date.

Out-of-state exhibitors
All out-of-state entries must be accompanied by a valid interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. An approved copy of the certificate must be forwarded by the State of Origin to the Animal Health Section. The interstate (CVI) is only valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

Scrapie requirements
All sheep and goats, regardless of age or sex, must be from flocks/herds registered in the scrapie control program and so identified by a) USDA approved tags, b) a legible registration tattoo, or c) an approved premise tattoo, before going to a Maryland fair or show.

Health Regulations for Livestock Exhibited in Maryland
Intrastate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)

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