ASCA has been informed that several puppies who attended and were on the grounds of the ASCA Nationals held at the Brazos County Expo Center Bryan, Texas on October 27 – November 4, 2017, have been diagnosed with Parvovirus. The incubation period for Parvovirus indicates that exposure could have occurred at Nationals. The ASCA Board reminds Members to follow this rule which prohibits dogs from entering and attending an ASCA Show/trial who were at the ASCA Nationals or have since come in contact with dogs that attended the ASCA Nationals for 30 days from the last day of Nationals – November 4. This precaution is being requested to try to protect dogs attending ASCA shows and trials from the further spread of parvovirus.
Conformation Rule Book 9.9 Communicable Disease
No dog shall be eligible to compete at any show, no dog shall be brought into the grounds or premises of any dog show, and any dog which may have been brought into the grounds or premises of a dog show shall immediately be removed, if it;
a. shows clinical symptoms of distemper, infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis, kennel cough or other communicable disease, or
b. is known to have been in contact with distemper, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis, kennel cough or other communicable disease within thirty days prior to the opening of the show, or
c. has been kenneled within thirty days prior to the opening of the show on premises on which there existed distemper, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis, kennel cough or other communicable disease.
Thank you for your compliance.
ASCA Board of Directors