2013 SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO
ANIMAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) officials are allowed to impose animal health regulations that are
more restrictive than those imposed by the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC). Specific TAHC regulations
will supersede the SALE requirements if there is a dispute between the two in which SALE rules are less restrictive
than TAHC regulations. The following summary is a condensed version of the Texas Animal Health Commission
regulations. Please contact the Texas Animal Health Commission at 1-800-550-8242 or visit their website at
SALE considers itself an interstate (accepting entries of livestock and poultry from within Texas and from other
states) show for livestock entries. Due to animals from other states being present on the grounds, regulations
concerning interstate shows must be followed. Exhibitors with livestock originating outside the State of Texas are
encouraged to contact their state Animal Health officials to confirm specific requirements, if any, their state may
impose on animals returning from a Texas show.
Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ie. CVI, Health Certificate, Health Paper) must indicate that the accredited
veterinarian found the animals or fowl to be free of symptoms or evidence of communicable disease and that all tests,
immunizations or treatments required by the Texas Animal Health Commission were completed. The certificate is
required to accompany animals and fowl entering the State of Texas as stated in the following summary of entry
requirements. This certificate may include certain required blood tests and identification markers. Please be
sure that the veterinarian is comfortable with the requirements required of the TAHC. The S.A.L.E. Show
Veterinarian, Dr. Ben Espy, may be contacted at 210-861-4765 should there be any questions.
Prior Entry Permits are required as noted for specific classes of livestock. Permits may be obtained by calling
(800) 550-8242 or (512) 719-0777, 24 hours a day, or by writing the Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer
Lane, P. O. Box 12966, Austin, Texas 78711-2966.
CERTIFICATES OF VETERINARY INSPECTION WILL BE CHECKED AT THE GEMBLER
Texas Animal Health Requirements are subject to change; the following are requirements posted as of Sept. 1, 2011.
SALE, along with the Texas Animal Health Commission, is committed to protecting animal health in Texas.
Accordingly, SALE fosters the animal health requirements set forth by the state of Texas. Due to the nature of
regulations set forth by the Texas Animal Health Commission, and unknown requirements after the posting of
SALE’s Premium List; SALE encourages exhibitors to contact their state Animal Health officials to confirm specific
requirements as late as January 1, 2012.
BREEDING BEEF AND DAIRY CATTLE
Texas Origin Cattle
1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within the past thirty (30) days.
2. Texas origin dairy cattle are not required to test for tuberculosis to participate in a show, fair or exhibition
within the state but must be individually identified.
Out-of-State Origin Cattle
1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within thirty (30) days of entry into Texas and show grounds.
2. All sexually intact dairy cattle, 2 months of age or older, must have a negative TB test within the past
60 days prior to entry or originate from an accredited free herd. Test results or accredited herd number
must be recorded on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
3. All bulls entering Texas for the purpose of participating at fairs, shows, exhibitions and/or rodeos, which
are more than (12) months of age and capable of breeding may enter the state without testing for
trichomoniasis, but shall obtain a permit prior to entry into the state. Bulls permitted for entry into the
State of Texas under the provisions of this subsection shall not be commingled with female cattle or used for
breeding. Bulls that stay in the state more than sixty (60) days must be tested negative for trichomoniasis with
an official Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.