Alpaca Health Requirements

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Illinois Interstate Import Requirements

Llamas and Alpacas

All llamas and alpacas entering Illinois must be accompanied by an entry permit issued by the Department and a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days of entry. An accredited veterinarian must obtain and sign the entry permit.

Entry permit numbers are available by calling the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding state holidays, at 217-782-4944. Permits may also be obtained online at the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

AOA Health Requirements

No animal will be admitted to the Peoria Civic Center 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 the 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 25, 2018) 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 Illinois Department of Agriculture at (217) 782-4944.

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.
  • All stalls are required to have a stall mat.
  • No more than three alpacas will be permitted in each stall, regardless of age. All alpacas must be stalled.
  • Stalling space for all alpaca entries is limited. ALL alpacas at the venue MUST be registered entries for competition in order to accommodate everyone that wants to participate. No exceptions can be made.
  • 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. Illinois 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 the 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

Peoria Civic Center

201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, Illinois

Alpaca Check-in

Wednesday, March 21
Sponsors and Volunteers Only
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 22
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, 2018, 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, 2018.