(a) Out-of-state or area origin. (1) Animals entering for exhibition and sale shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection and a permit for entry. Livestock entering only for exhibition purposes are required to be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection. (2) Poultry, meaning chickens or turkeys, entered in terminal public exhibition events shall be accompanied by a certificate of source which identifies the flock of origin. Poultry entering in a non-terminal public exhibition shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection. The certificate of veterinary inspection shall state that poultry have been inspected and are free from evidence of infectious or contagious diseases; that the poultry have been vaccinated only with approved vaccines, as provided by §57.10(12) of this title, and poultry have not originated from an area that has had an active avian disease, as provided by §45.2 of this title, within thirty days of entry. Poultry entering the state for public exhibition, from other states, must have either a negative flock or individual bird test for Avian Influenza, within thirty days of entry, and the results of such test shall be recorded on or attached to the certificate of veterinary inspection. For poultry the certificate shall also state that they have passed a negative test for pullorum-typhoid within 30 days prior to shipment or that the birds originate from flocks which have met the pullorum-typhoid requirements of the Texas Pullorum-Typhoid Program and/or the National Poultry Improvement Plan. (3) Cattle. Vaccination for brucellosis is not required for cattle from Class Free States. Texas origin dairy cattle are not required by §51.8(b)(3) of this title (relating to Cattle) to test for tuberculosis to participate in a show, fair or exhibition within this state. (4) Equine may enter shows, fairs, exhibitions or assemblies without a certificate of veterinary inspection when accompanied by a valid equine interstate passport or equine identification card and a completed VS Form 10-11 showing negative results to an official EIA test within the previous six months. Horses entering a pari-mutuel track must have a negative EIA test within the past 12 months and a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. (b) In-state origin. (1) Equine. Must have had a negative EIA test within the past 12 months if entering a show, fair, exhibition, or assembly. Horses entering a pari-mutuel track must have a negative EIA test within the past 12 months and a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Foals less than eight months of age, as evidenced by the lack of the eruption of the third pair of upper incisors, nursing a negative dam are exempt from testing. (2) Breeding rams. May enter shows, fairs, and exhibitions without a test for Brucella ovis if they originate in Texas. (See: §51.12 of this title relating to Entry Requirements for Sheep). (3) Other livestock shall meet the same requirements as for those entering from out-of-state, and be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection when entering shows, fairs, and exhibitions that are determined to be interstate. Texas origin dairy cattle are not required by §51.8(b)(3) of this title to test for tuberculosis to participate in a show, fair or exhibition within this state. Poultry see subsection (a)(2) of this section. (4) Exhibition swine originating in Texas. These swine entered in terminal shows are exempt from brucellosis, and pseudorabies testing requirements.
Source Note: The provisions of this §51.4 adopted to be effective June 3, 2002, 27 TexReg 5182; amended to be effective November 3, 2002, 27 TexReg 10009; amended to be effective October 16, 2003, 28 TexReg 8885; amended to be effective March 4, 2007, 32 TexReg 753