The Maryland Department of Agriculture's (MDA), Animal Health Program strives to safeguard Maryland's animal industries at our Fairs and Shows. With an increased potential of disease transmission occurring when large numbers of animals gather for exhibition, MDA has set forth requirements for exhibitors to follow at Maryland Fairs and Shows. As an exhibitor you can help reduce the potential risk of introduction and spread of infectious and/or contagious diseases by following the species specific health requirements as below.
Maryland Fair & Show Regulations for 2014
Inspect before you show..
All exhibitors must inspect their animal(s) for signs of contagious or infectious disease before coming to a show in the state of Maryland. This includes out of state exhibitors. A "Self Certification of Animal Health" must be completed prior to loading animals for exhibition. Self Certification Documents are available for download below:
Equine Self Certiifcation
Livestock Self Certification (Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Goats)
Poultry Self Certification
Rabbit Self Certification
For Fair/Show Staff:
Notification of Livestock Exhibition
Animal Health Incident Report
Fair/Show After Action Report
Report After Action & Animal Health Incidents Reports Online