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Below are New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) recommendations and regulations for your reference prior to the fair and show season. The regulations identified by an asterisk* are not recommendations and must be enforced.  Individual fairs and shows may impose additional or more stringent health requirements.  Additionally, both the NJDA and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have called for increased surveillance and reporting of foreign animal and emerging diseases stressing that no potential cases of significant animal disease should be ignored.  Immediately report any suspicious or unusual conditions in an animal, herd or flock for rapid diagnosis, control and eradication of a disease


New Jersey Fair and Show Animal Health Recommendations

4-H Poultry, Rabbit, Or Cavy Health Form

Drug Use Form

New Jersey Fairs and Shows Health Certificate

Guidelines for Petting Zoos, Animal Fairs, Shows and Exhibits

Certified Pullorum Testing Class Schedule

All persons associated with any aspect of the current fair and show season are encouraged to remain especially vigilant for any sign of unusual diseases in an animal, flock or herd. Additional security measures to protect the livestock and poultry exhibited should also be considered.

 
Special Biosecurity Concerns

Fair management should restrict access to exhibited animals during off-hours, as well as their food and water sources. It is highly recommended that a veterinarian or authorized person perform a daily walk-through of the show barns to inspect exhibiting animals for any signs of illness. Suspect illness should be reported to the fair veterinarian immediately.

Key Facts for People Exhibiting Pigs at Fairs

Swine Influenza: Issues for Fair Organizers to Consider When Planning Fairs

Measure to Minimize Influenza Transmission at Swine Exhibitions, 2016 

PED Virus Information for Fair Organizers

PED Virus Information for Exhibitors