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 camelids 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 17, 2019) 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?

For additional information, contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Division at (303) 869-9130.

AOA Stall Information

  • Stall space (8' x 10') is limited and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis and in accordance with the layout available to best fit the space. Exceptions are show sponsors who have first priority for stall assignments. AOA Benefactors receive priority after show sponsors as space allows.
  • No more than three adult or yearling alpacas will be permitted in a single stall. No more than four juvenile alpacas will be permitted in a single stall. If two stalls are combined the maximum number of alpacas per stall is six adult alpacas, seven yearling alpacas, or eight juvenile alpacas. All alpacas must be stalled.
  • Farm displays are intended to promote your farm or ranch and are not retail space. Although limited selling of alpaca items is permitted, farm promotion should be the emphasis of the space. For a retail display, please reserve a vendor booth. Colorado state sales tax is required for all items sold. The appropriate paperwork will be provided on site.
  • All alpacas at the venue must be AOA registered and copies of the registration certificate must be provided at time of entry.
  • No animals other than alpacas will be allowed in the buildings during the show. This includes but not limited to: pets, companion animals, and guard animals (e.g., dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, birds, goats, sheep, llamas, rabbits). The exception applies to certified personal assistance animals.
  • All alpacas must go through vet check before stalling.

Vet Check Schedule

National Western Complex

4655 Humboldt St
Denver, Colorado 80216

Alpaca Check-in

Wednesday, March 13
Sponsors and Volunteers Only
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 14
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Alpacas will not be admitted after this time.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds for stall cancellations received on or prior to February 20, 2019, will be charged a $50 per stall fee. Cancellation refunds will be processed following the show. No refund will be made for cancellations after February 20, 2019.