New Update - 9/20/2023 - We have been told by the officials at the State of Michigan that the 840 chip requirement for out of state farms will be discontinued. All alpacas coming to the show must have a readable microchip and its number and location listed on the CVI. Also the microchip number must be also listed on the animal's AOA registration certificate.
Watch here for any updated requirements for 2024.
1. Camelids must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by a USDA accredited veterinarian in the animal's state of origin not more than 30 days from the last day of show.
Please note that Michigan does not issue entry permits for camelids to be imported. Therefore, no permit number is required to be written on the interstate certificate of veterinary inspection.
2. Camelids must have Official identification
The interstate CVI must include the official identification number of each animal.
Official Identification Options:
NUES Ear Tag (metal or plastic).
Animal Identification Number (AIN) 840 tag (with or without RFID).
Microchips implanted into animals of U.S. origin on or after March 11, 2015 must have a 15-digit number that begins with 840.
Animals traveling inside of Michigan do not need an 840 microchip, but do need a microchip for permanent Identification per AOA
All alpacas entered in or present at the show must be tested for BVDV using the PCR test. One test in the
lifetime of the alpaca is sufficient to ensure that it is not a Persistently Infected (PI) alpaca. The BVDV “negative”
or BVDV “not detected” test result must be written on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) along with
the date of the test, the lab that performed the test and the testing method (PCR).
The Show Superintendent shall maintain the copy or photocopy of the Certificate of Veterinary
Inspection (CVI) as part of the permanent records of the show, so bring an extra copy.