Alpaca Health Requirements
Colorado State Health Requirements
- Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to entry.
- For alpacas residing outside of Colorado, treated for Scabies 4 months of age and older with an Ivermectin-like product within 21 days prior to entry.
- Any camels that are not United States born need to be approved by our office by calling (303) 869-9130
No animal will be admitted to the National Western Complex unless it meets the following requirements:
- All alpacas must be in proper physical condition, properly identified with a microchip, and free of visual evidence of infectious, contagious, or parasitic disease at time of arrival. Evidence of infectious, contagious, or parasitic disease or failure to produce the necessary documents for health certification, vaccination, or testing will result in the alpaca's rejection for entry. The onsite veterinarians’ decision is final.
- All alpacas are required to be microchipped and the microchip number and location for each alpaca shall be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) (Health Papers). Each alpaca will be checked upon entering the facility. Please verify your microchips before transport. If your alpaca's microchip cannot be read at arrival, the alpaca will not be allowed to remain in the venue unless the onsite veterinarian inserts a new microchip at exhibitor's cost and provides appropriate documentation.
- A valid CVI issued within 30 days of the last day of the show (March 19, 2023) MUST accompany all alpacas attending the AOA National Show. Health Certificates will be verified upon arrival. The alpaca’s registry number, name, microchip number, microchip location, and “negative” or “not detected” results for BVDV using the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) method test must be included on the CVI along with the date of the test and lab name. VI method will be accepted if testing was completed prior to January 1, 2010.
Bring a copy of the CVI for the permanent record.
For additional information, contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture at (303) 869-9130 or online at https://www.colorado.gov/aganimals.