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Health Requirements and Barn Info

The address of the venue for your CVI is:


Meadow Event Park 
13111 Dawn Blvd
Doswell, VA 23047

Requirements for all alpacas

  • All CVI papers will be examined at check in.

  • In accordance with AOA Show Rules, all alpacas entering the venue for the Virginia Alpaca & Fiber Festival show must carry a working microchip.  Each alpaca’s ARI Name and Microchip ID# must appear on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) (Health Certificate).  Please bring a photocopy of the CVI with you to give to the Show Superintendent who will keep it as part of their permanent show records.  We will have a universal microchip reader at the show but if you are worried about it reading your microchip, please bring your own as well.

Alpacas from within Virginia:

  • A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) which is dated October 19 or later (within 30 days of the last day of the show) for ALL alpacas, regardless of age, completed and signed by a licensed Veterinarian from Virginia.

  • Alpacas must have a negative PCR for Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVD). There is no time frame for this test, since one test is sufficient for the life of the alpaca. BVD test results are to be reported on the CVIs as ‘negative’ or ‘virus not detected’. The date of the test, methodology (PCR) and the initials of the lab that performed the test must be listed on the CVI

Alpacas from outside Virginia:

  • A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) which is dated October 19, 2017 or later (within 30 days of the last day of the show) for ALL alpacas, regardless of age, completed and signed by a licensed Veterinarian from the state of origin, stating that all listed animals are free of infectious and contagious diseases (the statement is pre-printed on the CVI).

  • All sexually intact Alpacas, originating from a region NOT considered free of brucellosis for cattle by the USDA, shall be brucellosis-test negative no more than sixty (30) days prior to the date of entry into Virginia, and this must be indicated on the CVI, OR the alpaca must be accompanied by a negative laboratory test report (a copy of the original lab report is acceptable).

  • Alpacas originating from a region NOT considered free of tuberculosis for cattle by the USD  shall be tuberculin-test negative no more than sixty (60) days prior to the date of entry into Virginia, and this must be indicated on the CVI, or the alpaca must be accompanied by a negative laboratory test report (a copy of the original lab report is acceptable). IMPORTANT NOTE: If your alpaca is coming an ‘Accredited Free’ state or zone, no test is required. Check with your local vet to determine if your farm is located in an ‘Accredited Free’ state or zone.

  • Alpacas must have a negative PCR for Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVD). There is no time frame for this test, since one test is sufficient for the life of the alpaca. BVD test results are to be reported on the CVIs as ‘negative’ or ‘virus not detected’. The date of the test, methodology (PCR) and the initials of the lab that performed the test must be listed on the CVI

    Stall Limits/Information:
  • Stall dimensions will be 8’x10′ . Note: There is a limit of 3 alpacas per stall. As the owner/breeder you understand best the number of alpacas you can house together in a space this size taking into account animal size, stress factors, etc. If you get more than one stall, you will be able to take out the dividing panel to make a larger space.  Stall price is $175 per stall.
  • Stall assignments will be made on a first come, first served basis upon completed, paid entry after sponsors.  Please remember that priority stalling is given to sponsors according to level of sponsorship.
  • Alpacas MAY NOT be housed in any trailer or vehicle in the parking lot of the facility.
  • Pen panels, two small bags or one large of AirLite cardboard chips (per stall) over plastic and electricity will be provided and included in your individual stall prices.  We STRONGLY recommend you bring stall mats or carpet to place over the plastic which is very slippery covering the concrete floor, and place your cardboard on top or under the stall mats. The cardboard is very absorbent but the stall mats allow for non-slip footing for your animals.  If you bring straw, you MUST also use the cardboard underneath as the straw does NOT absorb urine.
  • You must bring your own extension cords to run from the electrical drop to your stalls.  There will likely be only one electric drop per farm, so you need to bring cords to go to each fan. Please indicate in your registration whether or not you will need the electric drop.
  • All alpacas must be in their stalls no later than 7 pm Friday, November 17, 2017.
  • If you would like to have a farm display or tack stall, remember to request a stall space for that purpose.  The price is the same as an animal stall – $175. To comply with the fire codes, the aisles may not be blocked. Please ensure that your display does not extend beyond the 8′ x 10′ area.
  • This year you may sell product from your stall area.  You need to purchase an additional stall for this or sell from your display stall if you have one.  To do this you must also pay the county license fee of $15 no later than October 20 so that we can get you on the license.
  • Water will be available in a few locations around the venue.  Please do not dump water anywhere on the floor.  It needs to be dumped outside, or in a bathroom area with a drain.
  • All alpaca waste is to be discarded in poop dumpsters only, located in a few locations just outside doors.
  • We will have veterinarians at the show from VA Tech.  If you have a problem with your animal, please come to the superintendent desk and we will locate them for you.  Any special treatment expenses are between you and the veterinarian.