Contestant Bio-Security Information

Contestant Bio-Security Information

2016-07-22T15:34:24-07:00November 5th, 2015|Contestants, Front, News|

Dear Contestant,

Thank you for attending the Bishop Mule Days Celebration. Mule Days would like you to know that protecting the health of your animals at this event is of the utmost importance. In conjunction with recent animal health and bio-security guidelines established by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDAF) and California State University Davis (CSU Davis); Mule Days would like to promote and support participants in safe (bio-security) practices. Our goal is to minimize the risk of disease or serious illness occurring at Mule Days and we hope that any information we provide will not only assist you at Mule Days, but at any equestrian event that you may be participating at in the future.

• Prior to travel have your animal(s) completely vaccinated and health documents in order.

• Please monitor your mule/donkey during travel for signs of illness or fever and at check-in let the Mule Days volunteer know the health status of your animal(s).

• Limit mule/donkey to mule/donkey contact as well as human to mule/donkey contact.

• Avoid sharing equipment: tack, wipes, water buckets, brushes, etc.

• Avoid use of communal water troughs.

• Avoid submerging water hoses in water buckets.

• Avoid tying your mule/donkey to fences or gates on the fairgrounds.

• Monitor the wellness of your mule/donkey throughout the event.

• If your mule/donkey has an illness or fever please report it to the Show Office.

• You should thoroughly clean and disinfect all equipment before use at home.

• You should isolate and monitor all animals upon return home.

• Dogs are allowed on leash except in the barn/stalls and vendors/food court areas.

BIOSECURITY COLOR CODES-The Green/Yellow/Red color code system was established by CDAF/CSU Davis to provide participants with the appropriate precautionary level based on any reported serious equestrian health issues in California and other reporting states. Green: No known threats; Yellow: Potential or known disease outbreak (non-local); Red: Potential or known disease out-break at the Mule Days event. The appropriate color code will be posted daily at the show office.

In the unlikely event of an emergency or infectious disease incident, all participants, mules, donkeys and horses need to remain at the fairgrounds until Mule Days Management provides a clearance for departure from the premises. In the event that movement restrictions are put in place, each owner would be responsible for the care and maintenance of their mule, donkey or horse on the premises.

We appreciate your willingness to assist Mule Days in providing a safe environment for you and your animals. If you have concerns or questions, please ask at the show office to speak with Bio-Security Chairman-Rich Underwood.


  1. Jillian November 25, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Hi I want more information on competing at mule days, what events to enter etc.?

    • Tammy Mandrell December 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Howdy Jillian,

      The Contestant Premium with all information related to competing at Bishop Mule Days will be online on the website by mid January. Please do not hesitate to call the office with questions. 760.872.4263. Merry Christmas.

  2. Tom March 27, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Aera we having chairot steer stopping this year please let me know thank you Tom

    • Tammy Mandrell April 12, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Hi Tom. Thank you for asking about chariot steer stopping for 2016. Unfortunately, for various reasons, steer stopping will not be a part of this year’s event. Hopefully, the event will return in 2017. Looking forward to seeing you in May!

  3. Gloria Jones May 7, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Will live streaming be available? We want to watch our granddaughter but cannot travel to the event.

    • Tammy Mandrell May 11, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Unfortunately live streaming is not available for 2016. Certainly wish you could travel to attend.

      • Gloria Jones May 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm

        We appreciate your response and wish we could be there too.
        Thank you!

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