Ethical Issues Related to Show Stock Health (1870)
Food Animal/Equine |  Small Ruminant
Saturday |  5:00 PM -  5:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||206B



Joan Rowe DVM, PhD, DACVPM
Univ of California

Dr. Rowe is a Professor in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. She holds D.V.M., M.P.V.M., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rowe is a clinician on the Livestock Herd Health & Reproduction Service at the U.C.D. Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Dr. Rowe is the past-president of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. She raises Toggenburg dairy goats, serves on the American Dairy Goat Association Board of Directors, judges dairy goats and serves on ADGA committees related to production, functional type and judging. Dr. Rowe has current research interests in CAEV, infectious abortion, reproductive performance and small ruminant drug approvals.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 3


Youth project and open competition goats and sheep on exhibition or at breeder sales present special challenges for the practitioner. Issues relating to the veterinarian’s role in working with youth and professional competitors, fair managers and the public at fairs, shows and sales will be discussed, including clinical examples involving competition livestock, breed sales, petting zoos and livestock nursery displays. Pre-show veterinary examinations, health certification, youth quality assurance, residue testing, illegal use of drugs, tail docking, welfare and other ethics examples will be presented.

Learning Objectives

1. Know and understand best practices for animal health exams, residue sample collection, medication use and VCPR in the show animal setting.

2. Be able to develop best practices for working with exhibitors and fair/show management to address issues relating to sheep/goat welfare, medication use and issues related to protecting public health and maintaining public confidence in the care of animals for public exhibition and/or sales

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