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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Ouray County Fair and Labor Day Rodeo - VSV Statement

Premise Rules & Regulations

2019 Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)

Ouray County Fair and Labor Day Rodeo Events

August 29th ~ September 2nd, 2019


1.    Participants, regardless of state or county of origin, should, if at all possible, arrive at the event with a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection for VSV that was issued within 48 hours of arrival at the event. 

2.    Ouray County Fairgrounds, Ouray County Fair Board and the Ouray County Rodeo Association will have, ON SITE, a Veterinary Inspection service (see hours of inspection below). This service is free of Charge. 

3.    No cattle, horses, swine, sheep, or goats will be allowed to unload from their trailers without a Veterinary Inspection on site, unless pre-Veterinary Certification has been issued for animals within the last 48 hours of arrival and is presented. 

4.    No animals will be allowed to be ridden onto the Fairgrounds without either a Certificate of Inspection for VSV or an on-site veterinary inspection prior to the animal being allowed into any pen, arena, stall, or watering/feeding area. 

5.    Hours of Veterinary Inspection. It is the owner’s responsibility to be available with their animals at the listed times for inspection. No exceptions can be made. 


•    Thursday, August 29th. - 7-7.30am 4-H Horse Show participants

•    Friday, August 30th. – 8-10am Ouray County Fair Livestock participants

•    Saturday, August 31st. -  12n-pm Stock Contractors Livestock for CPRA Rodeo

•    Sunday, September 1st - 10a-1pm CPRA Rodeo Participants Livestock

•    Monday, September 2nd. -  11a-1p CPRA Rodeo Participants Livestock


** NO LIVESTOCK WILL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE FAIRGROUNDS & RETURN ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN CHECKED DURING THESE EVENTS…UNLESS THE ANIMAL(S) ARE RE-INSPECTED DURING DESIGNATED TIMES/DAY, OR WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION ISSUED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE EVENT ** 


**Any livestock that exhibit clinical signs of VSV will not unload from their trailer and shall be immediately removed from the Ouray County Fairgrounds and reported to a Colorado State Health Official. ** 


PREMISES CONTROL MEASURES 


•    Minimize common water and feed source use during the event. 

•    Arrive at premise with a “clean trailer” (as could be expected). 

•    Insect control and abatement are very important in controlling the spread of VS. Fly wipes and sprays for use on animals should be applied as directed. 

•    Regular observation of all susceptible livestock for clinical signs of VS by event staff during the event. 


For more information on Vesicular Stomatitis please visit the Colorado Department of Agriculture Website at www.colorado.gov/ag/animals or Call 303-869-9130. We Thank You for your patience and understanding during this year’s Ouray County Fair & Rodeos. 

**Posted  August 7, 2019**


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