Alpaca Health Requirements

Nebraska State Health Requirements

Both a TB and Brucellosis test is needed within 60 days of arriving in the state. An entry permit must also be obtained by calling the Nebraska State Vet's Office at (402) 471-2351.

  • 014 Importation of Exotic Animals. In addition to those general requirements contained in 23 NAC 2-004, the following requirements shall be met:
    • 014.01 A permit for entry shall be obtained from the Department prior to each shipment;
      and
    • 014.02 The following species shall meet the additional requirements:
      • 014.02A Camelids, including but not limited to camels, llamas and alpacas, over six (6) months of age shall be tested and found to be negative for brucellosis and TB within sixty (60) days prior to entry into the state.
No animal will be admitted to Fonner Park 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 21, 2021) 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.

Questions?

Contact the Nebraska Department of Agricultural, Animal & Plant Health Protection, phone 402-471-2351