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 Maryland Poultry

Poultry Information



Fair and Show Requirements: Poultry
 
CONTINUED FOR 2014
Avian Influenza Testing is NOT required for Maryland Poultry for exhibition in Maryland.
 
*Avian Influenza testing IS STILL required for Out-of-state poultry coming to Maryland exhibitions
 
 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.
3.    All poultry exhibitors shall complete a Poultry Exhibitor's Self Certification of Animal Health.

Maryland Poultry
1.    Premise Registration: All poultry exhibitors must have valid proof of a registered Maryland Poultry Premises ID Number.
2.    All poultry except waterfowl, 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 waterfowl, 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)