California Department of Food and Agriculture

Exhibition Biosecurity

No matter the species there are some basic concepts to consider if you exhibit animals. The following links can provide some useful ideas.


  1. Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling animals. This is especially important between groups of animals from different facilities or exhibitions.

  2. Always clean and disinfect equipment used at different exhibitions before travelling to the next exhibition.

  3. Consider isolating animals returning from an exhibit until you are comfortable that they did not contract any diseases at the exhibit.

  4. Avoid sharing equipment with other club or group members between exhibits. If you must use common weighing scales or trailers be sure to clean and disinfect between uses.

  5. Consult your veterinarian for more useful ideas.