In the interest of maintaining a high standard of animal health, all livestock is subject to an inspection upon arrival and throughout the duration of the show by inspectors of the CFIA, Veterinary Inspection, and/or veterinarians employed by the Stampede. If evidence of an infectious or contagious disease is discovered, the owner of the infected animal may be required to remove it either to a designated area or from the premises. Animals found to be infected shall be treated or dealt with either in accordance with instructions of Veterinary Inspection Veterinarians, the Official Show Veterinarians, or on orders from the Management of the Calgary Stampede.
Equine Biosecurity Protocols
The Calgary Stampede is committed to animal health and safety year round. We employ several preventative measures as part of our biosecurity plan and encourage animal owners to participate in minimizing the risks to protect the health and welfare of the agriculture industry. As such, we require a detailed list of each horse you intend to bring to the Calgary Stampede Show. It is imperative that this list is accurate with all horses listed and kept up to date. Should you make changes to the horses you plan to bring please update this form and return to us prior to arriving on Stampede Park. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Equine Therapeutic Medication Rules
Please click here for complete listing of our Calgary Stampede Equine Therapeutic Rules.
For animals being imported please visit the CFIA Automated Import Reference System site for specific and up to date information:
Health Requirements - Importation of Animals from the United States (General):
Please refer to the CFIA website for the most up to date information on import/export regulations. Contact your Veterinarian to discuss your travel plans. Only Veterinarians who are Licensed in their State and Accredited with the USDA are authorized to sign Health Certificates for international travel.
IMPORTING ANIMALS TO CANADA:
You will need to fill out an application for import for animals requiring veterinary inspection at the border. The import paper application must be done in advance and submitted to our entries office. Since we are the importer, we will submit the application to the CFIA. Once approved, we will forward you the import permit.
The following is important information when filling out the application for import:
- Click here to go to the CFIA website to download an Application for Permit to Import (CFIA 5083) document (at bottom of page)
- Importer: Calgary Stampede 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1
- Contact Name for Importer: Robyn Kurbel Phone: 403-261-0336 Fax: 403-410-4549 Email: email@example.com
- Exporter: Your Name
- Section 4 Details:
- Importer details: routing box is asking how you're travelling (via truck & trailer, liner, air, etc) and from where to where
- Description, Purpose, Quantity: this needs full details of animal (name, registration number, age, etc)
- SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 403-410-4549.
Livestock Movement in Alberta
As of January 1, 2009 the Livestock Identification and Commerce Act (LICA) came into effect. This new legislation governs the transportation of cattle, horses and sheep both within Alberta and to destinations outside of Alberta.
Livestock being transported or driven within or outside of Alberta must be accompanied with either a Livestock Manifest or a permit. This provides an overview of the two types of transportation documents and when they are used. For detailed information regarding transportation of livestock in Alberta please click here.
All Cattle leaving their herd of origin are to be tagged with a CCIA approved RFID tag.
Cattle being transported or driven within Alberta must be accompanied with either a Livestock Manifest or one of the following types of permits:
- Livestock Permit – available for all types of cattle
- Pedigree Cattle Permit – only available for purebred cattle registered under the Animal Pedigree Act;
- Rodeo and Exhibition Permit – only available for rodeo and exhibition cattle
Cattle being transported or driven to a destination in another province must be inspected and, depending on the purpose for which they are being transported, can be accompanied with one of the following permits: a Livestock Permit, a Pedigree Cattle Permit or a Rodeo and Exhibition Permit.
If cattle are being transported to another province for the purpose of sale or slaughter, they must be accompanied with a Livestock Permit. However, if the cattle are being transported directly to an inspected auction market in Saskatchewan or to an inspected auction market in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, the cattle only need to be accompanied with a Livestock Manifest.
Horses being transported or driven within Alberta are no longer required to be accompanied with a Livestock Manifest or a Livestock Permit unless the horse is being transported for sale or slaughter or to an inspection site (country sale, auction market, livestock assembling station or abattoir).
Horses being transported or driven to another province must be inspected and, depending on the purpose for which they are being transported, can be accompanied with one of the following permits: an Annual Horse Permit, a Lifetime Horse Permit, a Rodeo and Exhibition Permit or a Livestock Permit.
If a horse is being transported or driven to another province for the purpose of sale or slaughter the horse must be accompanied with a Livestock Permit.
Sheep being transported or driven within Alberta or to a destination outside Alberta are required to be accompanied with a Livestock Manifest.