4-H/FFA and Open Class Poultry Testing for the Ford County Fair
All poultry, except waterfowl, that will be exhibited at the 2017 Ford County Fair, must be tested on July 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds to be eligible to exhibit at the fair or show proof that they are pullorum-typhoid clean by one of the following methods:
- Originate from a U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid clean flock as evidenced by an official VS Form 9-2, certifying all birds in the flock over four months of age have had a negative test for pullorum-typhoid within the past year.
- Present evidence that the entries were purchased from a U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid clean source and have been the only poultry on the premises (Presentation of a VS 9-3 Form received when poultry were purchased).
- Present an official VS 9-2 Form, signed by an official testing agent showing the entries have had a negative pullorum-typhoid test within the proceeding 90 days.
- In Ford County poultry is tested prior to the fair (July 11, 2017). A VS 9-2 Form must be completed for each entry. If any birds in an entry test positive for pullorum-typhoid, then entire entry as well as all other birds from the same premises will be refused. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that birds be tested prior to arriving at the fair. **
For poultry originating from other states and entering Kansas, except waterfowl, must show proof that they are pullorum-typhoid clean by one of the following methods:
- Originate from a NPIP certified U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid clean flock as evidenced by an official VS Form 9-3, certifying all adult poultry in the flock have had a negative test for pullorum-typhoid within the past year. (Adult poultry are any turkeys over 12 weeks of age and any other poultry over 16 weeks of age.)
- Be accompanied by an official VS Form 9-3 signed by the official NPIP representative in the state of origin or by a health certificate that has been issued within the previous 30 days.
- In addition to the VS 9-3 or CVI, out-of-state poultry must have a "Permit to Ship Poultry or Hatching Eggs" issued by the KDAH within the previous year or permit number issued by the KDAH office within the previous 15 days. ***
A veterinarian will be present for visual health inspection of poultry. The veterinarian will be instructed as to what they need to be checking for. This is an important safety measure to ensure that all birds are healthy and will not pose a risk to other animals and spectators.
** 2017 Recommended Requirements for Kansas County Fairs - Kansas Origin Livestock - General Requirements: All animals are subject to examination by the exhibition staff or their representatives, and shall be free of clinical signs of infectious or contagious disease. Animals determined by exhibition staff to have not met listed requirements will not be permitted to exhibit. A certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI, health paper) issued by a licensed and accredited veterinarian in the state of origin within 30 days before the exhibition and any additional requirements shall be county options.
*** All livestock entering Kansas shall follow all KDAH import requirements. The requirement list is available at www.agriculture.ks.gov/animalhealth or by calling KDAH at 785-564-601.undefined