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Livestock Exhibition Health Requirements

2024 State and County Fair Information

Keeping Your Show Animals Healthy

Livestock exhibition is challenging and rewarding work. Exhibitors need to keep in mind that exhibitions are a potential threat to the health of the animal as well as the herd they belong to, and the industry they represent. Animals of different species and from different locations are co-mingled, which could result in the transmission of diseases. Exhibitors need to be aware of basic biosecurity practices before, during, and after the show. Below are tips for keeping your animals healthy during the show season. 

Poultry Exhibition Health Tips

Rabbit Exhibition Health Tips

Swine Exhibition Health Tips

Cattle Exhibition Health Tips

Goat Exhibition Health Tips

Sheep Exhibition Health Tips

For Health Requirement Information:

Illinois Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare
Mark J. Ernst, D.V.M., State Veterinarian
State Fairgrounds P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
Phone (217) 782-4944