Exhibits, Fairs, and Shows

Even though avian influenza can be spread from bird to bird, it is acceptable to take your birds to shows and fairs. You should choose shows and fairs that are clean, spacious, and make disease prevention a top priority.

It is recommended that you isolate show birds for at least 2-3 weeks after returning from a fair so you can look for signs of disease.

State departments of agriculture have developed requirements for exhibitors as the possibility of disease transmission increases when large number of animals gather for exhibition.  Check with your state's Department of Agriculture for more information on exhibitor requirements.

ARS: Keith Weller