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Fair and Show Requirements: Horses, Ponies, Mules and Other Equidae

All Equine

General Requirements

Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) Testing: All equine for exhibition shall be accompanied by a valid Coggins Test done within 12 months prior to exhibition entry.

Self Certification Requirement and Exemption: Exhibitor's Self Certification of Animal Health is required for each equine entering a fair/show-type event where multiple livestock species are present. The form must be available for inspection if requested. Those participating in equine-only shows and events are exempt from this requirement; however, it is good practice to thoroughly double check the health and skin condition of the animal before departing for the event. The form provides an easy checklist to do this. Exhibitors may not bring an animal having apparent or known signs of a contagious or infectious disease to a show.

Maryland Equine
1.    All horses and other equidae, 9 months of age and older, shall be accompanied by a negative test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) made within the 12 months before the date of the event. A copy of this test shall accompany every animal.
2.    A CVI is not required for Maryland equine

Out-of-State Equine
1.    All horses and other equidae, 9 months of age and older, shall be accompanied by a negative test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) made within the 12 months before the date of the event. A copy of this test shall accompany every animal.
2.    All horses and other equidae shall be accompanied by a CVI issued within 30 days prior to entry.
3.    The following contiguous states and New Jersey are exempted from the CVI requirement: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Educational Resources

  
The Horse Protection Act- USDA Factsheet
The Key to Keeping Your Horse Healthy: Biosecurity- USDA Pamphlet

  

Reportable Diseases of Horses

  
** Equine Neurologic Syndrome (EHV, WNV, EPM, Rabies)
African Horse Sickness
Anthrax
Brucellosis
Contagious Equine Metritis
Dourine (equine trypanosomiasis)
EHV
EPM
Equine Encephalomyelitis
Equine Infectious Anemia
Equine Viral Arteritis
Glanders
Piroplasmosis
Rabies
Rabies*
Salmonellosis
Screw Worms
Suspected Foreign Animal Disease
Tuberculosis
Vesicular Lesions
Vesicular Stomatitis
West Nile Virus*
WNV