Maryland Poultry

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Poultry Information

Fair and Show Requirements: Poultry

 

2015 NEW  REGULATIONS

 
Avian Influenza Testing is required for ALL POULTRY for exhibition in Maryland.

 All Poultry
General Requirements
1.    Identification: All poultry entering an exhibition shall be identified with a numbered leg or wing band.
2.    Testing: All poultry for exhibition shall meet the requirements for Pullorum-Typhoid testing. All  poultry must be tested for avian influenza (AI), in-state and out-of-state, within 10 days prior to entry, or orginate directly from and NPIP Avian Influenza Clean or Monitored Flock
3.    All poultry exhibitors shall complete a Poultry Exhibitor's Self Certification of Animal Health.
4. NO WATERFOWL are allowed to enter Maryland Fairs/Shows.

Maryland Poultry
1.    Premise Registration: All poultry exhibitors must have valid proof of a registered Maryland Poultry Premises ID Number.
2.    All poultry except pigeons and doves shown at public exhibitions in this state shall meet one or more of the following requirements:
a.    Originate directly from a U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean flock as defined in Title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and all amendments to that publication thereafter adopted pursuant to rules that the director may promulgate, OR
b.    Have a negative official test for Salmonella pullorum-typhoid within 90 days before entry to exhibition. Poultry must remain segregated from any untested birds after a partial flock test.
3.    Documentation of test results on MDA - E20, VS form 9-2, VS form 9-3 or comparable form.

Out-of-State Poultry
1.    All poultry except pigeons and doves shown at public exhibitions in this state shall meet one or more of the following requirements:
a.    Originate directly from a U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean flock as defined in Title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and all amendments to that publication thereafter adopted pursuant to rules that the director may promulgate, OR
b.    Have a negative official test for Salmonella Pullorum-Typhoid within 90 days before fair, exhibitions, exposition, or show facility and remain segregated from all poultry of unknown or positive salmonella Pullorum-Typhoid test status.
2.    Documentation of test results on MDA - E20, VS form 9-2, VS form 9-3 or comparable form
3.    All poultry except pigeons and doves must have negative Avian Influenza test conducted on at least 30 birds from their flock (or complete flock if fewer than 30) on official test within 10 days prior to event.

 

Reportable Diseases of Poultry

 

  
Adenovirus
Avian Influenza (Low path and High path)
Chlamydiosis
Duck Viral Enteritis
Exotic New Castle Disease
Fowl Typhoid*
Infectious laryngotracheitis
Laryngotracheitis
Pigeon Paramyxovirus*
Pullorum Disease
Salmonella Enteritidis (egg type avian only)
Salmonellosis
Screw Worms
Suspected Foreign Animal Disease
Tuberculosis
West Nile Virus (Ratites only)