(a)  Persons conducting and participating in poultry exhibitions shall comply with the following:

(1)           All poultry, excluding doves and pigeons, for exhibition in North Carolina shall originate from U.S. pullorum-typhoid clean flocks, or have a negative pullorum-typhoid test within 90 days (30 days for out-of-state birds) of the date of exhibition. All North Carolina owned birds must be tested by agents of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. For North Carolina birds and for out-of-state birds from U.S. pullorum-typhoid clean states, these test requirements may be satisfied by a negative test conducted by a North Carolina Department of Agriculture agent at the time of entry. The fee for pullorum-typhoid testing at the exhibition is ten cents ($0.10) per bird with a minimum fee of one dollar ($1.00) per exhibitor.

(2)           Poultry for exhibition shall not have been vaccinated with a live virus vaccine within the last 30 days preceding the exhibition.

(3)           Each bird must be identified with a "tamper-proof" band at the time of pullorum-typhoid test. A copy of the pullorum-typhoid test chart must accompany birds to exhibition.

(4)           Birds are subject to examination (including blood test and swabs) by a representative of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Birds shall not be accepted which are infected with or showing any clinical signs of a contagious disease, or are infested with lice or mites.

(5)           Out-of-state birds shall be admitted provided they are from an area that is not under quarantine for an infectious disease and have a negative antigen detection test for Avian Influenza performed within 21 days prior to presenting for exhibition.

(6)           The secretary of each show shall furnish the representative of the State Veterinarian with a list of names and addresses of all exhibitors at the time of the exhibition.

(7)           The secretary of each show shall have the requirements in this Rule printed in the show catalog or premium list.

(b)  The Commissioner may, when in the public interest to prevent disease, suspend any poultry exhibition in North Carolina.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-540;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2010; October 1, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.