2023 Health Requirements for the Exhibition of Livestock at EXHIBITIONS in Iowa
SECTION ONE – GENERAL
- All animals intended for exhibition winthin the State of Iowa will be considered under quarantine and not eligible for showing until the owner or agent presents a CERTIFICATE of VETERINARY INSPECTION, stating the animals are apparently free of infectious or communicable diseases as determined on clinical inspection by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to the date of entry to exhibition grounds.
- Please note (vet and exhibitor): The certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) must include the name and owner or exhibitor and 911 address of the site the animal reside, the name and 911 address of the exhibition and shall only be used for one exhibition.
ANY EVIDENCE OF WARTS, RINGWORM, FOOT ROT, PINK EYE, DRAINING ABSCESSES, OR ANY OTHER CONTAGIOUS DISEASE WILL ELIMINATE THE ANIMAL FROM THE SHOW.
SECTION TWO – ALL CATTLE
All cattle intended for exhibition shall have individual official identification and be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) that lists official identification. Examples of acceptable official identification include but may not be limited to; a USDA alphanumeric tag, Brucellosis (calfhood) vaccination tag, registry tattoo (if CVI is accompanied with registration papers that shows registry tattoo), or USDA approved RFID or 840 series tag.
TUBERCULOSIS (Iowa is class free):
Cattle originating from an accredited-free state or zone may be exhibited without other testing requirements when accompanied by a CVI that lists official individual identification (see above). Cattle from a herd or area under quarantine for tuberculosis may not be exhibited. Cattle from a state or zone which is not an accredited-free state or zone must meet the following requirements:
- An individual animal test conducted within 60 days of the exhibition, or
- Originate from a tuberculosis accredited-free herd, with the accredited herd number and date of last test listed on the CVI.
BRUCELLOSIS (Iowa is class free):
- Native Iowa cattle originating from a herd not under quarantine can be exhibited without other testing requirements when accompanied by a CVI, showing individual identification.
- Cattle originating outside the state must meet one of the following requirements:
- Originate from Brucellosis Class “Free” states when accompanied by a CVI and showing individual official identification, or
- Official vaccinates under 24 months when accompanied by a CVI, showing official calfhood vaccination and individual official identification, or
- Animals of any age originating from a herd not under quarantine when accompanied by a CVI, showing a report of a negative brucellosis test conducted within 30 days prior to opening date of exhibition and individual official identification, or
- Originate from a certified brucellosis-free herd, accompanied by a CVI, showing individual identity, herd number, and date of last test, or
- Calves under 6 months of age when accompanied by a CVI, showing individual official identification.
- All brucellosis tests must have been confirmed by a State-Federal Laboratory
- All nurse cows that accompany calves to be exhibited must meet above health requirements.
- All cattle originating from states not officially classified as brucellosis or tuberculosis free must obtain a pre-entry permit from the Iowa State Vet’s Office (515.281.5547)
- Official individual identification listed on a CVI required for all cattle of any age coming in from out of state used for shows and exhibitions.
- Trichomoniasis testing is not required for exhibition bulls temporarily in the state that leave after the event.