CHAPTER 5C-4 – ADMISSION OF ANIMALS FOR EXHIBITION Effective Date (6/21/2006)
AS REQUIRED: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
5C-4.0017 General Requirements and Limitations
1. Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (OCVI) Required. All animals for exhibition in Florida, unless specifically exempted, must be accompanied by an OCVI issued by a veterinarian accredited in the state of origin.
(a) The OCVI must be complete including the breed, name and registration number, and permanent identification such as tattoo, ear tag number, microchip number, or brand.
(b) Results of a specific test requirement or herd certification or validation number for each animal must be recorded on the OCVI with the date of the test or herd certification or validation.
2. For exhibition purposes only, an OCVI is valid for 90 days from the date of issue; or until the expiration date of any required tests, whichever is the earliest date. For importation into the State, the OCVI is valid for 30 days pursuant to Rule 5C-3.002(1)(c).
3. Exemption to Required OCVI. An OCVI is not required for animals originating in the state of Florida and entered in market classes provided that the animals are segregated from other animals and only the animals in a market class occupy the pens. Pens used for market class must not be reused until after cleaning and disinfecting.
4. Prior to acceptance at an exhibition, all animals presented for exhibition must be visually inspected by a veterinarian licensed in the State of Florida, or by a Department representative for:
(a) The required identification of animal;
(b) Clinical signs of disease including but not limited to pinkeye, lice, mites, atrophic rhinitis (crooked-nose), warts, inspect your animal early on, contact your veterinarian if there is evidence of warts; and
(c) Evidence of compliance with test requirements.
5. Any animal, which has clinical signs of contagious or infectious disease on visual inspection, or any animal, which is known to be exposed, must be:
(a) Withdrawn from exhibition and returned to the place of origin, or
(b) Examined at the owner’s expense within 24 hours by a veterinarian licensed in the state of Florida who certifies by a signed written statement that the animal is free of contagious of infectious disease.
Originally posted 2012-09-03 11:45:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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