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Health Requirements & Stall Info

Rules apply to all halter, companion and walking fleece entries/animals

Please read this page carefully!

It is a good idea to carry your Veterinarian's contact information
with you for check-in,

in case we need to contact him or her
to clarify any information.

THANK YOU!

 MAPACA strongly recommends you PRINT THIS GUIDE 

Please provide it to your veterinarian 
as you prepare for the MAPACA Jubilee.

If your veterinarian has any questions about the requirements please contact jubilee@mapaca.org

Requirements for ALL Alpacas:
  • A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) which is dated MARCH 23, 2017 or later (within 30 days of the last day of the show) for ALL alpacas, regardless of age, completed and signed by a licensed Veterinarian.
  • Tuberculosis testing per these requirements:
    1. 1. No test required for animals originating from "Accredited Free" states or zones.
    2. 2. All animals originating from states or zones designated "Modified Accredited Advanced" (includes California and part of Michigan) must be test negative within 60 days prior to entry.
    3. 3. All animals originating from states or zones designated "Modified Accredited Advanced" (includes California and part of Michigan) must be test negative within 60 days prior to entry.
    4. 4. All animals originating from states or zones designated "Modified Accredited" (includes part of Michigan) must:
      • Originate from herds in which all animals 12 months of age and older have tested negative for TB within 12 months prior to entry; and
      • The animals to be imported have tested negative to TB within 60 days prior to entry and at least 60 days after the whole herd test.

In Accordance with AOA Show Rules:

  • All alpacas entering the venue for the MAPACA Jubilee 2016 show must carry a working microchip. Each alpaca's Registered Name and Microchip ID# and location of that micro chip must appear on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI - Health Certificate). Also acceptable are alpacas identified with microchip embedded, official USDA approved ear tags. In situations where the number cannot be detected by scanning, this same microchip number is located on the back button of the ear tag and is acceptable for show entry so long as it matches the number stated on the CVI.
  • All Alpacas must have a negative PCR for Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV). BVDV test results are to be reported on the CVI as "negative" or virus "not detected." The date of the test, methodology (PCR only), and the initials of the lab that performed the test must be listed on the CVI.

Bio-security at the Jubilee:

  1. Bio-security at shows starts with responsible exhibitors bringing healthy alpacas to a show. If your alpaca is sick with diarrhea and/or fever, please do not bring that alpaca to the Jubilee.
  2. Upon health check, a licensed Pennsylvania Veterinarian will be available to examine any alpaca entering the Farm Show Complex. Any animal displaying obvious signs of illness may be quarantined or prohibited from entry. If an alpaca appears distressed or has obvious diarrhea and/or fever, that alpaca will be moved to a quarantine area for observation and vet examination.
  3. The show veterinarian will make the final determination if quarantined alpacas shall be allowed into the arena, if they pose a risk to other alpacas and if they are fit to be shown. The veterinarian's decision is final and violation of the quarantine shall be grounds for expulsion from the Farm Show Complex.
  4. MAPACA is not liable for any harm or illness that occurs during Check-In, at the time of the show or thereafter resulting from possible bio-security issues.
  5. Exhibitors agree that any animal they bring into the show complex is at possible risk of exposure to bio-security hazards and owners assume full responsibility for the ongoing veterinary care that may result from such exposures.
  6. Here are some suggested guidelines that the AOA/ARI GIRCOM has issued to minimize health risks at a show. Keep in mind that the following are guidelines only. These are suggestions and not required in any official capacity nor endorsed by the show staff as an official policy. We only supply this as a useful tool to exhibitors.
  7. Read how to Minimize Show Sickness in Minimize_Show_Sickness_CNE0808.pdf.

No Alpacas Allowed in Trailers:

  • ALL alpacas entering the facility must be entered in the MAPACA Jubilee and must be micro-chipped and have the appropriate CVI and/or Health Certification papers. If you plan to bring alpacas that are not entered in the Jubilee, please make arrangements to have those alpacas boarded at a farm near the facility. You are NOT permitted to house any alpaca in a trailer or other vehicle in the parking lot.
  • For additional questions about current Camelid Health Requirements from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture here is a link to the complete list of rules related to importation of Domestic Animals: RULES FOR IMPORTING DOMESTIC ANIMALS INTO PA 20150709-1 (1).pdf



Stall Limits/Information:

  1. Stall dimensions are 8' x 10'. Note: there is a limit of 3 juveniles* or 2 yearling/adult alpacas per stall. If two stalls are opened to make one combined stall, the limit increases to 7 juveniles or 5 yearling/adult per combined stall.  This will be checked.  If you have to many alpacas in a stall you will be asked to make other arrangements to house any extra alpacas. 
  2. Emerald, Ruby and Friday Dinner Sponsors will be eligible for additional stalls as outlined in the sponsor information.
  3. Pen panels, pine pellet bedding, and electricity will be provided and included in the individual stall prices. Exhibitors are permitted to use their own straw.
  4. You must bring your own extension cords to run from the electric boxes to your stall.
  5. All alpacas must be in their stall no later then 8:00 pm Thursday April 20, 2017.
  6. If you would like to have a farm display, remember to request a stall space for that purpose. To comply with the fire codes, the isles can not be blocked. Please make sure your display does not extend beyond the 8' x 10' area.
  7. Product sales are permitted by exhibitors in their farm display space. All exhibitors are fully liable for collection of PA sales tax. MAPACA is not responsible for any fines levied by the State of Pennsylvania for non compliance of sales tax collection and payments. 
  8.  
    * Animals up to the age of 18 months will be considered juveniles for the purposes of stalling.