ANIMAL HEATH REQUIRMENTS
All Livestock, with the exception of beef steers, spayed heifers and market lambs, shall have an
official health certificate issued by a veterinarian within 30 days of the Fair. Notice: According
to the Barton County Rabies Resolution, 1992-16, all dogs, cats, ferrets and horses, must be
vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian for rabies. For more information, contact the Barton
County Extension Office, (620) 793-1910, or the Barton County Health Department, (620)
Bucket Calf: Bucket Calves must have an official health certificate issued by a veterinarian
within 30 days of the Fair.
Cattle (Dairy and Beef): Originate in and constitute a part of a certified brucellosis-free herd.
Herd certification number must be entered on the health certificate. Be an official calf hood
vaccinate and be less than 24 months of age for beef breeds or 20 months for dairy breeds.
Vaccination tattoo symbol must appear on the health certificate and the animal must have a
legible vaccination tattoo. Originate from a Kansas dairy herd that has had four consecutive
current milk ring tests. Present evidence on the health certificate that the animal has been tested
negative for brucellosis at an approved state/federal laboratory within 60 days of the exhibition
date. All heifers including official calf hood vaccinations that are springers (expected to calve
within 2 weeks) or have calved are test eligible regardless of age.
Horses: 4-H horse vaccinations certificate is due in the 4-H office by May 1, current year with
the I.D. papers. 4-Hers not having these forms will not be eligible to ride in 4-H horse shows
(See rabies resolution 1992-16, above).
Sheep: Due to the need for a club lamb fungus inspection, a general health certificate will not be
required. All sheep will be inspected before unloading by an onsite veterinarian. All Sexually
intact (Ewes & Rams) must be identified with an official USDA premise ID tag. Wethers do not
need a Tag.
Swine: All swine must be accompanied by an official health certificate certifying that such swine
are apparently free from all infectious or contagious diseases.
Dairy Goats: Animals must be free of abscesses, sore mouth and otherwise be healthy. Health
certificates will be required and need to be checked by livestock chairman before unloading
animals. All sexually intact (does & Bucks) must be identified with a registered tattoo or an
official USDA premise ID tag.
Dogs: All dog vaccinations (distemper, parvo, rabies) must be current, within the past 12
months, and “proof of vaccination” statement from a veterinarian must be shown as the dog is
brought to the fair grounds.
Pets: Cats are to have their rabies and distemper shots before bringing them to the show, and
“proof of vaccination” statement from a veterinarian must be shown as the cat is brought to the
fair grounds. See rabies resolution 1992-16 above.
Poultry: All poultry, except pigeons and waterfowl, must be blood tested for pullorum-typhoid,
required every year or at a designated time before the start of the fair. Any bird with a positive
reaction cannot show, and must be removed from the fair grounds.
Rabbits: No diseased or unhealthy rabbit will be allowed on the fair grounds. Any unhealthy
rabbit will be removed from the fair grounds.
Animals with sore mouth, lesions of ring worm, warts or infested with mange will not be
permitted to exhibit.
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