Cautionary Message Regarding Distemper and Flu

To all ASCA Members,   The Board of Directors has been made aware of some cases of canine distemper and canine influenza. Although many of the cases appear to be in the Midwest, all members should use caution to protect puppies and dogs that could be more susceptible to disease such as elderly dogs and dogs that may be immunosuppressed, …

Canine Diabetes Survey

Members,   Dr. Stephen Cai and Dr. Rebecka Hess are conducting a research project at the University of Pennsylvania and they need dog owners to complete their short (5-minute) online survey at:   https://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/internal-medicine/diabetes-program   Any and all dog owners can complete the survey, regardless of health status and whether the dog has diabetes.   The survey has a tentative …

August BOD Teleconference Meeting

Members,   This month’s teleconference meeting of the ASCA Board of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, August 9 at 6:00 pm Central Time.   The following items will be discussed:   Agenda: OPEN SESSION: 1. Ratify July Email Business: The Board will vote to ratify all business conducted over email in July. 2. System Upgrade (Vest): Board System Liaison Vest …

2018 ASCA Lifetime Achievement Award

Members,   It’s my pleasure to share that this year’s recipient of ASCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, recommended by the History Committee and selected by the Board, is Sandy Cornwell.   The Committee looks for a person or persons that have given of themselves to serve ASCA, as well as the Australian Shepherd itself. Ms. Cornwell has served on the Board …

Audio of the Board’s July Meeting

Members, The open session of the Board’s July 12th meeting can now be listened to at the following YouTube link: You may also listen on ASCA’s Website (when added) along with previous month’s recordings: BOD Meetings Audio If you have feedback on any of the topics discussed, please send to me (Executive Secretary [email protected]) and I will share with the …

2018 Stockdog Finals & Nationals Judge Change

Members,   Please be informed that there have been two judge changes for the 2018 Stockdog Finals and Nationals.   Maxine Schvaneveldt is now judging the 2018 Stockdog Finals in place of Sharon Simmons.   Larry Teaff is now judging the 2018 Nationals Stockdog Sheep Classes in place of Sharon Simmons.   Thank you,   Kalla E. Jaco Executive Secretary …

Office Closed July 4th, 2018

The office will be closed July 4th, 2018. We will be reopening Thursday, July 5th at 9 am. Have a great 4th of July!

June Board of Directors Teleconference Meeting

Members,   This month’s teleconference meeting of the ASCA Board of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, June 14 at 6:00 pm Central Time.     The following items will be discussed:   Open Session: 1. Ratify May email business: The Board will vote to ratify all business conducted over email in May. 2. System Upgrade (Vest): Vest will report on …

Cee Hambo Scholarship from ASCA

Members, Did you know that the ASCA Foundation, ASCA’s tax-deductible charitable foundation, offers a scholarship for students under 25? The Cee Hambo Educational Scholarship is intended to provide scholarship funds to individuals with a background in Australian Shepherds seeking to extend their education beyond high school (this applies to college or trade/craft school). The fund was originally established by Cee …

Canine Diabetes Survey

Members,   Dr. Stephen Cai and Dr. Rebecka Hess are conducting a research project at the University of Pennsylvania and they need dog owners to complete their short (5-minute) online survey at:   https://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/internal-medicine/diabetes-program   Any and all dog owners can complete the survey, regardless of health status and whether the dog has diabetes.   The survey has a tentative …