In an effort to
We also advise that if you’re traveling from outside Colorado that you and your veterinarian check State of Colorado requirements:
You must present the following documents at Vet Check ~ bring a copy that Show Management can retain for show records:
1. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health papers) that includes the ARI number, alpaca name as on ARI certificate, microchip #, and negative BVDV results with testing method for each alpaca and cannot be more than 30 days before the last day of the show (May 6th). This certificate must be presented at vet check for the alpaca to be eligible to enter the show barn. Bring a photocopy with you that will be retained by the show management in accordance with the new AOA rule. Anyone with an electronic health certificate needs to bring a hard copy with them in case of connectivity issues at the venue.
2. A copy of the ARI Registration indicating the microchip number for all alpacas entering the show barn. All alpacas entering the barn, both those that will show and those that will not show, must be registered by the Alpaca Registry, Inc. (ARI) and the registration certificate must list the named alpaca’s microchip number. This copy will also be retained as part of the permanent show records.
3. We are requiring documented evidence of a negative PCR or VI test (VI prior to 1/1/2010) for BVD for all alpacas entering the show grounds due to the recent identification of new cases of Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) in alpacas across the country. This test will identify any Persistently Infectious (PI) alpacas and eliminate them from participation in the show and the possibility of them spreading BVD. A negative PCR or Virus Isolation (VI) test is good for the life of the alpaca
PLEASE NOTE that requiring the negative PCR or VI BVD test for the show does NOT guarantee a BVD-free or disease-free environment at this or any show. Alpacas testing negative are still vulnerable to future exposure, but any potential future exposure will not result in that animal becoming persistently infected. Researchers and Veterinarians are advocating the prohibition of pregnant females and nursing crias at shows for the safety of all