ANIMAL HEALTH REGULATIONS:
- Horses entering the competition grounds must be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpesvirus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months of entering the grounds. In the case that Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpesvirus vaccines are administered by a person other than a veterinarian, the exhibitor must provide the following: receipt of vaccine purchase which is signed by owner; name, serial number and expiration date of vaccine; and date of vaccine administration.
- All equines entering a Massachusetts fairground must have a valid health certificate. Note: The Big E Fairgrounds in West Springfield requires a CVI issued within the prior 30 days for all equines entering the premises for any show, fair, or exhibition.
- All equines originating from within and outside of the Commonwealth must have a negative USDA approved EIA test (i.e., Coggins test or ELISA test) dated within twelve months of entry.
- Evidence of infectious, contagious or parasitic disease or failure to produce the necessary documents for health certification, vaccination or testing will result in the animal’s rejection for entry. THE INSPECTOR’S DECISION IS FINAL.