Fair Responsibility

Enclosed Booth at Fairs

Here are some updates from April 23, 2019:

Biosecurity Practices to Minimize Risk of Spreading Avian Diseases for Poultry Show and Exhibit Organizers

Biosecurity Practices to Minimize Risk of Spreading Avian Diseases for Poultry Exhibitors  (Fairs should copy this handout for PHIs to hand out to exhibitors.)

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What should be provided, what to expect when checking birds at California's Fairs and Expositions:

The fair should provide a location that is isolated from the show building

Rule 1. The fair should provide a location that is isolated from the show building.

Exhibitors should form one line, as they wait for the inspector

Rule 2. Exhibitors should form one line, as they wait for the inspector.  The exhibitor should bring the birds to the inspector.

A clerk should be available to record checked birds
Rule 3. A clerk should be available to record checked birds.  There should be a table with hand sanitizer, gloves*, and information sheets readily available.  

Nitrile Gloves -disposable

Rule 4. Use disposable gloves 

Birds should arrive in appropriate containers, keeping the birds healthy and safe

Rule 5. Birds should arrive in appropriate containers, keeping the birds healthy and safe.

The exhibitor should hand the bird to the PHI for examination.

Rule 6. The exhibitor should hand the bird to the PHI for examination.  It is not the inspector's responsibility to remove the bird from the carrier.

Game birds  (quail, doves, etc.) may  be examined in the cage to prevent flight

Rule 7. Game birds  (quail, doves, etc.) may  be examined in the cage to prevent flight.

Large birds such as turkeys and geese may be examined on the ground or held by the exhibitor (note enclosed booth

Rule 8. Large birds such as turkeys and geese may be examined on the ground or held by the exhibitor (note enclosed booth

Enclosed booth should be provided for Poultry Health Inspections.

Enclosed booth should be provided for Poultry Health Inspections

Rule 9. Enclosed booth should be provided for Poultry Health Inspections.

	   See the 2018 Fair letter on the Home Page                 The fair should provide a location that is isolated from the show building.             Exhibitors should form one line, as they wait for the inspector.  The exhibitor should bring the birds to the inspector.       A clerk should be available to record checked birds.  There should be a table with hand sanitizer, gloves*, and information sheets readily available.   *Nitrile Gloves -disposable            Birds should arrive in appropriate containers, keeping the birds healthy and safe.                                      The exhibitor should hand the bird to the PHI for examination.  It is not the inspector's responsibility to remove the bird from the carrier.        Game birds  (quail, doves, etc.) may  be examined in the cage to prevent flight.                           Large birds such as turkeys and geese may be examined on the ground or held by the exhibitor (note enclosed booth).             Enclosed booth should be provided for Poultry Health Inspections.                                          This is NOT a proper set up for Poultry Health Inspections

Rule 10.  This is NOT a proper set up for Poultry Health Inspections.