Due to Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) infecting animals in Delta County, Colorado and surrounding states, the Colorado State Veterinarian's Office has implemented the following procedure for County Fairs. Delta County Fair will strictly be enforcing this policy in order to protect all livestock at the Fair.
ALL HORSE CONTENSTANTS AT THE 4-H HORSE SHOW, MUST HAVE THEIR HORSES INSPECTED BY A VET AND A HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUED 2-5 DAYS BEFORE THE HORSE SHOW.
THE HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY YOUR VET MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
“I have examined the animal(s) represented on this certificate of veterinary inspection and have found no clinical signs of vesicular stomatitis and they have not originated from a premises under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis.”
Fair Board will have a check point at the Maloney House (red house on left as you are entering the back of the fairgrounds). All exhibitors must pull in and present health certificates to Fair staff to be allowed into the fairgrounds. You will then be checked in and allowed to unload.
If you do not have a certificate, you will be denied entry to the fairgrounds and must turn around and return to your residence. Horses being ridden into the fairgrounds must have a certificate and be presented when asked by Fair Staff.
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BEEF, SHEEP, SWINE & GOAT EXHIBITORS:
Veterinary Oral arrival exam of all incoming livestock:
All cattle, swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas – will receive an oral examination for VSV lesions upon arrival at the fair. A veterinarian will be on site starting at 6:30 am on Tuesday, August 6th to inspect animals to oversee the examination process. If any livestock are suspected of having VSV, the animals will not be permitted to enter the event and will be reported to the State Veterinarian’s office at (303) 869-9130.
VET CHECK SCHEDULE:
A vet will be present on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 6:30 am until all 4-H and FFA livestock have been checked in. All exhibitors with livestock MUST HAVE THEM INSPECTED BEFORE UNLOADING. Please be patient as all animals are inspected. We will check you in and ensure everyone gets to weigh their animals.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance as we work through the VS Standards implemented by the State's Vet Office.
The Delta County Fair Book is the official guide to the Delta County Fair & Rodeo. Published by the High Country Shopper in Paonia, 4,000 copies are distributed across Delta County and Montrose starting in June of each year. The Fair Book serves as the general public and exhibitor's guide to the Delta County Fair.
Market Livestock Exhibitors: All large market animals (beef, sheep, goats, swine) must be checked by a Veterinarian before unloading. Fair Staff will give you a time-stamped check-in card to present at weigh-in so no one misses their weigh-in time.
Breeding Livestock Exhibitors: All large breeding animals (beef, sheep, goats, swine) must have a health certificate issued by a Vet within 2-5 days prior to the event. This must be presented in order to enter the fairgrounds.
Sunday, August 4th 8:00 am
Monday, August 5th 9:00 am
Tuesday, August 6th 3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 6th 1:00 pm
Showmanship - Wednesday, August 7th 7pm
Market - Thursday, August 8th 8am
Wednesday, August 7th 10 am
Thursday, August 8th 2pm
Friday, August 9th 10:00 am
Tuesday, August 4th 4:00 pm
Friday, August 9th 9:00 am